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Ancient One

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Subj: Re: Dan DiDio has left DC Comics.
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 at 10:26:20 am EST (Viewed 140 times)
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Pushing aside the obvious point that it is a baseless rumor (because that is no fun)...

Back in the 80s, DC WAS almost farmed out to Marvel CRISIS ended up saving the company.

Worst case scenario, my guess is that is what would happen. Only an idiot would give up the rights to Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. You could have no comics, movie, TV show, or cartoon for a dcade and still make bank on merchandise.

Of course, nothing would prevent you from having another company for the actual work for a nominal fee. I just doubt Disney would do that... unless it was part of a bigger plan to buy.

Of course, they could sell off the other pieces. The trinity are some of the only ones that would have real trouble meshing into the Marvel Universe.

MAYBE Green Lantern, but Kyle was pretty much a Marvel character with DC powers. If they became mostly space-based it would work better.

Aquaman for logistic purposes with Namor.

CRISIS-ing them into Marvel would be a problem, nut having them migrate over could work. Especially if only some heroes and their direct cast come over.

You could scatter them across Marvel's timeline, sort of fill in the ever growing gap between WWII and the current age of heroes. A good solution for less popular heroes.

I mean as of now, Cap being frozen and the F.F. forming is 70 years. Why not drop off Challengers of the Unknown int eh 50s, Most of the JLI in the 90s, and Swamp Thing in the 70s? You could even set up Man-Thing as a failed attempt by the parliament of trees.

AT&T would never sell any of the characters outright. Films and other merchandise bring in too much money. But they may very well license out the rights to publish comic books.

If Marvel does acquire the licence - and they have half an ounce of sense - they'll set up a completely separate line to house the DC characters. Integrating them with the Marvel universe would be risky story and continuity wise because in five or ten years they could lose that license.

DC had a similar problem in the 1980's with Captain Marvel (Shazam). They'd licensed him, published a Shazam comic from 1973 through 1978 and had started to integrate 'Earth S' into the DC multiverse. And then problems with the license cropped up, and for a while it didn't look like the Marvel Family were going to appear in Crisis. Indeed, the problem was ironed out (By DC buying the characters outright) too late for any of them to get an entry in the first incarnation of Who's Who.

Best to keep everything separate.

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