"...I'm apparently trying to kill Magic—something I'm obviously not that good at, as Magic is going strong sixteen years later."
Dan DiDio: DC Comics needs it's true heroes! Therefore... I'm the screw-up who made all the mistakes! I'm whatever DC Comics needs me to be.
Jann Jones: What a kidder! Dan, wait, you can't be serious! Are you having a stroke?
Dan DiDio: You'll taunt me, ridicule me, set the fans on me.
Jann Jones: He didn't do anything wrong! Why does he have to run?
Keith Giffen: Because we have to satirize him. Plus, he's late for his daily jog.
—Ambush Bug: Year None #3
"The first seventeen years of Doctor Who have eight producers. The next ten have one. John Nathan-Turner, who takes over with the next story, oversees four different Doctors, three regenerations, and the cancellation of the series. And thus, fittingly and ironically, it is over him that one of the biggest critical question marks in the series hangs..There's too much debate over him to ignore. Unsurprisingly, given that he was a human being and all, the end result of that analysis is going to be muddier. He made some incompetently stupid creative decisions in his tenure and some deeply questionable personal ones. He also got the show cancelled. Then again, he made some brilliant creative decisions and probably saved it from being cancelled in 1981."