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Ben Urch

Member Since: Mon Jun 25, 2018
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Ancient One

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: Dan DiDio has left DC Comics.
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 at 04:42:53 am EST (Viewed 123 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Dan DiDio has left DC Comics.
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 at 10:26:20 am EST (Viewed 139 times)

    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.

I absolutely agree that some characters would never be sold... in fact, I sad exactly that.

However, AT&T is over a hundred billion dollars in debt. They also aren't an IP company. They are a data company.

Superman could make a hefty profit without any other media, just based on merchandise (that is why I said as much). Last year, the CEO said there are no "sacred cows," but there are cash cows.

I don't hear Ted Kord, Unknown Soldier, Jonah Hex, Sgt. Rock, The Weird or Creature Commandos (all properties I love) mooing.

There is no rule everything in the universe has to stay together.

    If Marvel does acquire the license - 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.

Marvel wouldn't acquire the license. Their parent company Disney would want the work unless they got all the profit, unless there was something like with Sony and Spider-man where the plan was to edge in and take over.

Start producing DC comics, and helping with movies, so fans get attached and demand them come over. Especially when you look at how well they did with lesser knowns. If they can do for a Batman-less JLI what they did for the Guardians of the Galaxy, they could survive without the big three... until they are eventually bought in some future date.

Disney knows the power of a name. They didn't want Star Wars to make new movies, they wanted to own Luke Skywalker. The iconic more valuable. Just look at their mascot, everyone knows Mickey Mouse... but when was the last time he was in a cartoon? At least a popular one.

Remember, entertainment is a side hustle for AT&T, not its main source of income.

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