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Subj: Re: Dan DiDio has left DC Comics.
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 at 07:51:14 pm EST (Viewed 118 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Dan DiDio has left DC Comics.
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 at 12:45:51 pm EST (Viewed 164 times)
I think the dark D.C. really began with the success of The Dark Knight Returns,Watchmen,and to a degree COIE. Sandman and Alan Moore Swamp Thing could be included though I personally do not think they really fit into the list. Didio inherited that tone and really made it jump into the superhero titles. He is only a part of the system that looks at where the dollars come from then try to find out what worked, bottle it then ride it to death. Reminds me of the disco era. I must admit to spending plenty of time in the disco techs though even I said goodbye albeit sadly . One of the problem in comics is allowing the past to dictate the future at least in tone and often substance. I am fine with that except not as company wide mandate. Although I am not keeping close contact with D.C. it seems that each reboot actually begins and ends with a darker feeling.
My take on D.C. do or die 5G reboot is just another publicity stunt to scare people into buying more books. From a money perspective it is probably a smart play. Reboot cash jolt juiced up by this rumor will mean big bucks for a while at least. I do not think Marvel or anyone else buys D.C. without the other more lucrative movie and merchandising included and that is not going to happen. Even shipping out the books is problematic at best. If D.C. can not make their goal on finances why would anyone take them since on top of that they would have to pay D.C. just to publish the line? The one thing I can see happening is D.C. using a gimmick to publicize shutting down then re-opening due to "popular demand". From their pov creating a Crisis On Our Earth type situation.
Of course after this posting I remembered we live in the digital age and the companies can and probably will go all in that direction at some point. It would certainly be more profitable for the big 2. This pretty much negates all my arguments above.