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John Orquiola
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http://www.newsarama.com/​comics/​090909-​DC-​Restructuring.html

Not to be outdone by last week's bombshell of Disney buying Marvel, Warner Bros. has created an entirely new division, restructuring DC Comics as DC Entertainment, with the goal of fully implementing DC's characters across all media platforms. This deal has apparently been in the works for two years.

An interesting part is the recalling of rights to characters that have been in development hell, like WONDER WOMAN and THE FLASH. Presumably, these flagship DC characters will find new focus under the DCE umbrella to get their movies made.

It sounds like over the next decade, we'll be seeing more superheroes in movie theaters and TV than ever before, if WB/DCE and Disney/Marvel have anything to say about it. And they have a LOT to say about it.

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The most interesting aspect out of all of this (to me) is Paul Levitz leaving his publisher position to take on a new role and return to writing comics (Legion!!!!).

Strange and interesting times, but we'll probably remember these past few weeks as the beginning of the end for paper published comics. I'm hopeful that they'll remain in published form like LPs still being produced in the age of CDs and then MP3s. We'll see.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.79
    Originally posted by DrewDewce
    Strange and interesting times, but we'll probably remember these past few weeks as the beginning of the end for paper published comics. I'm hopeful that they'll remain in published form like LPs still being produced in the age of CDs and then MP3s. We'll see.


Monthly comics are metaphorically more like cassette singles, whereas graphic novels are like LPs. I think there'll always be long-form trades or OGN's but I really think monthly comics are coming toward an end, at least from the big two.

There's mountains and mountains of stuff you could reprint, and better, cheaper forms of entertainment to be had. Given $4 for a comic you'll read in five minutes, as opposed to $60 for a game you'll be playing for at least 4 hours, why would anyone go with the former?



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