OK! OK! The source is a bit suspect I know! That being said, sometimes where there is smoke, there is fire. Wanted to see what you all think about this. Basically, some high rollers are looking to acquire the rights to publish DC comics themselves. This could be a good thing IF they entrust the people they put in place with EXPERIENCE to do their jobs and create great books. It could be bad IF they act like a meddling team owner who wants to be GM and then watch their team only have 4 playoff wins in 25 years (HAHA COWBOYS!).
Anyways, just seeing what you think if something like this were to happen.
I can’t see it happening. And Im not so sure it would be a good thing. Making quality comics isn’t as easy as it sounds. There would need to be some good, experienced heads running the day to day operations to make it work. Interesting none the less.
From a distance i.e. not really being in the know, it strikes me that a separation from AT&T might be a good thing. Lots of the rumours suggest that they are not really that bothered by the comics and only value the IP. If that’s true, it would be good to place the company under leadership that cares.
I hope, however, that if this group of investors is going to spend so much money they are wise enough to put in people who know the industry and have a clear creative vision. I have loved DC since I was a kid, but I wouldn’t want to be at the helm!
DC’s recent history has a few too many mis-steps, so let’s hope someone can put that right. The company has an amazing array of heroes and could be great under the right direction.
Only final thought is wondering if the comic book arm can feasibly survive and thrive without income from IP and merchandising?
I don’t think it’s likely, but if something like this were to transpire – I think it would mean an even tighter roster of titles. Series and mini-series with B- and C-list characters would probably be a thing of the past.
Comic Book Exclusives is the buyer. The plan is to burn comics 24/7 to provide heat for every orphanage in the country. However, these children will not be taught to read because only the covers matter.