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Subj: Good question
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 01:24:38 am EDT (Viewed 114 times)
Reply Subj: Does WB really help DC though?
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 at 04:58:59 pm EDT (Viewed 29 times)

    I mean, Marvel still beats out DC like it always has. Secret Invasion whooped up on Final Crisis (granted Final Crisis was even worse than the banal Secret Invasion IMO) and even a story like Blackest Night that is shaping up to be superb (and DC's best event since Identity Crisis)is losing out to Captain America Rebirth far has been mediocre.

I was musing on the comic battle board that the financial security that WB provides may insulate DC from the sort of financial imperatives that pushed Marvel into trying a lot of new and different things since they crawled their way out of bankruptcy. Marvel has been a rather aggressive, dynamic and risk-friendly company in the last few years (regardless of what you may think of many of their decisions) while DC has seemed tentative, staid, uncertain, conservative and often more interested in looking back than moving forward IMO. How much of this is due to current DC editorial rather than the result of having a massive corporation holding their leash is an open question. Still I think of things like how the Authority was reportedly heavily edited and then cancelled because WB didnt like the idea of a gay Superman Batman running around and it gives me pause.

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