Re: Preview : Doc Savage #12
From: Richard Pace <tenruck@...>
Sent: Thu, March 10, 2011 9:21:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TheREHcomicsgroup] Re: Preview : Doc Savage #12
DC's a mess right now.
Outside of Batman and Green Lantern, nothing is selling. Batman always
sells, but it's not selling as well as it historically does and Green
Lantern sales are likely to collapse after the movie. Their hopes seem
pegged on the new line of hard cover original retellings of Superman and
I'd say they were rudderless, but they've been captained into this place,
despite appearances to the contrary. I can actually see a day where WB
shutters DC and gets Dark Horse to publish their line in the same way Disney
has all its licenses at Marvel now.
The editors probably didn't care for the material, really. I recall being
told that an editor in charge of a batch of S&S comics at DC-imprint
Wildstorm hated fantasy comics. No surprise that line tanked.
DC has largely turned into amateur-hour comics. Really sad considering its
history and some of the people working there.
----- Original Message -----
From: "edchaczyk" <echaczyk@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:42 AM
Subject: [TheREHcomicsgroup] Re: Preview : Doc Savage #12
Again, my feelings are, that the writers couldn't embrace the idea of Doc
Savage and the beginnings of the super-hero genre.
In the first Batman/Doc Savage issue, DC gave us a retro looking city-scape;
a sort of an Else-Worlds/ Noir type feel. By issue 3 that fell to the
I'm not sure who at DC was responsible for the continuity of these titles,
but they failed miserably.
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]