Dan DiDio is no longer Co-Publisher at DC Comics, according to multiple reports.  The move leaves Co-Publisher Jim Lee as the sole publisher.  The change occurred suddenly on Friday, February 21, and had all the earmarks of a shock to the organization.  There was no announcement of the change or a succession plan, and DC’s publicity department was clearly taken by surprise; as of Friday a.m., publicists were arranging joint interviews for DiDio and Lee at C2E2 next weekend.  DC did not respond to a request for comment in time for this article.

DiDio had held that position for ten years; he was promoted to Co-Publisher by then-DC CEO Diane Nelson in February of 2010 (see "New DC Executive Team Announced").  He had risen rapidly in the company after joining DC in 2002 after a 20-year career in television.  He was given control of the DC Universe in February 2003 by then-Publisher Paul Levitz (see "What Retailers Can Expect from DC Editorial Shake-Up"), promoted to VP-Executive Editor in 2004 (see "Dan DiDio Named DC VP-Executive Editor"); and to Senior Vice-President Executive Editor in 2005 (see "DC Promotes Execs").

Lee had added an important title in 2018, taking over as Chief Creative Officer from Geoff Johns (see "Jim Lee Takes Over as CCO").