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...Wasn't them getting rid of Vertigo and other imprints meant to consolidate all the titles into one or two imprints? Are they going to create an imprint for the 5G characters or for the classic heroes?
...this whole thing is just becoming more confusing.
I imagine they'll swap lines eventually after the buzz wears off.
Edited by Zarius on Nov 5th 2019 at 12:58:09 PM
I'm just remembering that time when Rucka was promised a non-continuity Wonder Woman book only for DC to renege and then give it to Morrison. I don't know if that is going to happen again with Diana's Daughter but there is precedent and Dead Earth does seem to have a similar premise to Diana's Daughter.
No boot to the ass in comics
No attempt to capitalize on the success and sudden interest in the world's greatest superheroine
This shouldn't be surprising. They have done poorly with the Arrowverse and animated series. Miss Martian was a main character on Young Justice but has mostly been MIA in comics. Not even a graphic novel. (Miss Martian in a YA graphic novel would be amazing.)
Green Arrow currently does not have his own comic. The Flash comic is treated as an also-ran, and the Flashverse has been treated shabbily for about a decade. Does Supergirl have a book? Outside of the Outsiders, is Black Lightning appearing anywhere in comics?
DC focuses on two or three characters and that is it.
You are right—Wonder Woman should enjoy a much higher profile with the success of her movie. She should at least have her own editorial department.
Edited by PennyDreadful on Nov 6th 2019 at 10:30:59 AM
The one thing that always annoyed me with regards to the WW's "publishing scope" (for lack of a better term) is the lack on an ongoing Sensation Comics book. There was the digital-first book back in 2015 but both Batman and Superman have Action and Detective (and as far as I know it makes them the only superheroes in this age to have 2 ongoing monthlies).
And yes, DC (and Marvel, too) often fail to capitalize on the obvious. Hell, Batwoman is doing great on TV right now and DC has zero books with her in it. Nobody said, "Hey, wait a minute, maybe we should have an ongoing Batwoman book for everyone who liked the show."
That's why I always liked it when Detective Comics focused on the Bat-family (as opposed to just Batman) and when Action Comics focused on Lex Luthor. The current run, where Superman focuses on the usual superheroics, while Action Comics focuses on the smaller, journalism and crime-based stuff, is interesting, too.
And yes, I would love it if they brought back Sensation Comics.
Edited by alliterator on Nov 6th 2019 at 10:46:32 AM
Batman (and Joker and Harley) appear in more than enough comics as is.
At this point its quite clear which 3 characters DC really gives a damn about.
Hint: there is a reason they renamed their entire company after the comic in which Batman first appeared.
I'm reminded of how the creator of Black Lightning said to never ask him about Batman because he hates Batman now and he's obsessed with how the entire universe has to warp around him.
I suspect that The Batman Who Laughs is a stealth deconstruction of Batman and/or the Joker being spotlight stealing characters
Good theory! But can they get rid of him already? Please?
Why would they?
He makes good money. If someone makes money they deserve to stay.
Edited by slimcoder on Nov 6th 2019 at 1:09:37 AM
He is just overexposed. At least give everyone a break from the character for a few months.
Tell that to the people buying his comics.
Huh it be fun if the other Knights got some attention too.
I mean, Ewing's Immortal Hulk has been dunking on King's Batman for months and months (and was Eisner-nominated), so are that many people reading his books?
And here's more of Isabella trashing Batman.
Edited by SonOfSharknado on Nov 6th 2019 at 9:47:15 AM
Wait, when did Immortal Hulk dunk on King's Batman?
Also, even though Immortal Hulk has been outselling Batman (which is still pretty wild and speaks a lot to how great IH is), Batman is still in the top ten selling books every month, so, uh, yeah, lots of people are still reading it.
Edited by alliterator on Nov 6th 2019 at 8:37:24 AM
See, I choose to read that as Hulk being a master of the Basketball courts and literally dunking over Batman whenever they play each other.
Because it's much funnier that way, and you all know it.
Yeah, I just meant generally outselling and outperforming. That's my fault on using new verbiage wrong.
Your vernacular just does not slay, my lit bro.
Edited by RodimusMinor on Nov 7th 2019 at 6:55:30 AM
Some preview pages of Wonder Woman: Dead Earth and an interview with writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson. It looks really interesting.
So according to Bleeding Cool, while the new 5G plan will launch in mainline titles, there will be a backup plan.
Namely, Black Label. The Black Label will launch oversized comics featuring the classic heroes...at a $7.99 price point.
Looks like we got out first look at Diana's replacement.
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