Grant Morrison Saved Superman from Dan DiDio

In a new interview with Irish YouTuber Daniel Fee, writer Grant Morrison reveals that they stepped in to save Superman from Dan DiDio wanting to turn him into a “super right-wing authoritarian”.

Morrison reveals that DiDio had an idea for his “G5” concept in which an 80 year old Man of Steel would form his own team of The Authority and take over. “Superman is not a right-wing authoritarian! That’s not how you do it…please don’t make him a right-wing tyrant guy, that’s just not Superman.”

To ensure DiDio’s plans didn’t come to fruition, Morrison agreed to write “Superman and The Authority”… but on Morrison’s own terms.

You can hear Morrison discussing Superman at 20 minutes, 30 seconds in to the interview below:

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December 12, 2021 4:12 pm

I just don’t get it. Why do so many people in charge of Superman want to make him the opposite of what he was intended to be? I had a lot of issues with DiDio but this really makes me glad he is gone.

December 12, 2021 4:26 pm

Two of my collogues at a call centre I used to work at once said that Injustice Superman should be the canon version because it “made sense”. I remember standing there speechless when they said that.

People today just can’t accept the possibility of someone with that much power not becoming a dictator for some reason.

December 12, 2021 6:06 pm

Has Dan DiDio said what his side of the story is? I’m just curious if he has said anything.

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December 12, 2021 7:17 pm

Does anyone at DC Editorial actually have any clue who Superman actually is?!

December 13, 2021 8:58 am
Reply to  afriend

Outside the pages of DKR? Questionable.

December 13, 2021 12:46 pm
Reply to  MattComics

I still don’t know how Frank Miller even got in the door… Some say he went crazy after Sin City, but even his earlier stuff, including DKR (yep, I went there) isn’t that great. And he wrongly takes credit from Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams for “making Batman serious again”. You’d think that after the Spirit, he’d be scrubbed from the industry.

December 12, 2021 8:23 pm

Dan Didio was a real life Lex Luthor for Superman. Just like Joe Quesada was Spider-Man`s Norman Osborn.

December 12, 2021 9:43 pm

If this is true, yikes. What a terrible plan. Thanks, Grant Morrison.

December 13, 2021 11:04 am

I never liked him and call him Dan Idiot.