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October 3, 2009

DC Universe News: New Creative Team On Outsiders

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Written by: Jordan
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Earlier today Austin posted on DC’s blog, The Source, news of a new creative team working on Outsiders. This news was released at the Long Beach ComiCon. The new team will feature the talent of Dan DiDio, DC’s Executive Editor, as writer and Philip Tan as the artist. Their run will begin with Outsiders #26.

Here is what DiDio had to say:

“This is an exciting time for me both personally and professionally.  I have been a fan of The Outsiders since their inception and with Pete Tomasi moving on to some very exciting projects in 2010, I have been afforded the opportunity to work with some of my favorite characters. Most importantly, this also gives me the chance to work with the immensely talented Philip Tan, and together I hope we can meet and exceed all expectations for this series.”

And here is what Tan had to say:

“I have orders from Dan to hunt down and skewer anyone who buys comics and doesn’t pick this up in January.

Seriously though, I can’t be more excited! Batman and the Outsiders is actually the first DC book I ever bought (and got stolen)! It will be a challenge to pick it up after Peter and Fernando’s run and continue to entertain, but Dan and I are extremely confident that we will be able to create some very exciting visual stories! There are tons of ideas that we want to play with! It is not only a huge honor for me to work on Dan’s first monthly book, but I’m also insanely giddy about being able to be creatively involved on a whole new level with this project, a level that I have never experienced!”

Below you will find the cover to Outsiders #26. It will be posted in color later this month.

I don’t read Outsiders, but I will definitely have to pick this up once the DiDio/Tan run begins just to see how DiDio does as a writer. Tan is an excellent artist, so his art on this title is an added bonus!

Jordan West



  1. Billy

    I definitely agree about Tans artwork.

  2. I’ve tried getting into the ‘Outsiders,’ but it just isn’t working. I’m a fan of Tan’s art so maybe this can rope me in…

  3. Jordan West

    I get where you’re coming from Andy. I’m not big on the Outsiders either. Tan’s art is a reason I’m wanting to check it out, but I’m really interested in seeing DiDio’s writing.

  4. Infinite Speech

    Does this mean that Tan will no longer be on New Avengers?

  5. Infinite Speech

    wrong Tan…lol Philip is working on Batman and Robin 4-6

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