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AdMan

In Reply To
Scott

Subj: Re: Answer about Western Publishing
Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 11:20:17 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Answer about Western Publishing
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 at 06:01:03 am EDT

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> Being Bought-out by another company doesn't mean that they "went out of business". DC was purchased by Warner Brothers .... does that mean DC Comics "went out of business"? Marvel Comics has been purchased by several companies/individuals over the years ... are they "out of business"?

The difference is that those companies stayed in business as Marvel and DC, whereas Western's properties were absorbed by the new company and used by them. Had Warner Bros. purchased DC and then re-named their comic line WB Comics, then DC would be no more. Shooter licensed the characters from the new company that owned them.

> Can you tell me where you're getting this information from?

Google is your friend.

> The difference is that those companies stayed in business as Marvel and DC, whereas Western's properties were absorbed by the new company and used by them. Had Warner Bros. purchased DC and then re-named their comic line WB Comics, then DC would be no more. Shooter licensed the characters from the new company that owned them.

You're right. Western was dead. The new buyers were only interested in acquiring company assets.

> > Can you tell me where you're getting this information from?

Visit classicmedia.tv. You'll find licensing info for the old Gold Key/Whitman characters as well as some of Harvey Comics intellectual properties.

AdMan


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