DC Slashes Production

DC Slashes Production

From CBR (sorry about that):

“By the end of December, DC will have published 50 one-shots, miniseries or ongoing titles across the main DC Universe and Black Label for the month, including several Dark Nights: Death Metal and Endless Winter tie-ins and one-shots. In February — during Future State — that number drops down to 40. Both of these counts include several double-shipping titles, a scheduling tactic DC has been utilizing for several years, now. However, in March, DC is publishing just 34 single issues.

Notably, DC recently canceled such titles as Supergirl and Aquaman, while others, like Harley Quinn and Suicide Squad, are set to relaunch in March.

Ahead of the solicitations, DC announced new creative teams for titles such as Action Comics, Superman, Nightwing and The Flash.

It’s shocking to me that Aquaman will be off the rack when right now Aquaman is the DC film universe’s biggest money maker.

Now admittedly, the comic was being written by uber-SJW Kelly Sue Deconnick who famously sneered, “If you don’t like my politics, then don’t read my book. It’s that simple.”

Apparently, it was that simple.

DC’s pamphlet content is now slipping into in Indy territory. The Big Two of Marvel and DC is about to become the Big One of just Marvel.

And the comic book shops can’t survive on that.

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Comments (3)

  • Corey Ashcraft Reply

    Traslation: we don’t have any good writers other than Scott Snyder left and we have decided to embrace and smother our selves in the SJW agenda. What, you mean all of our old fans are leaving for indy? Who cares we have a new audience, that has yet to show up, to virtual signal for. How can we go broke?

    December 21, 2020 at 10:54 pm
  • Bonesaw Reply

    I’m sure the new audience (that’s totally not fictional) will buy just as many number ones, graphic novels, associated merchandise and any comic featuring these characters, just like the old, worthless fans used to do…

    December 22, 2020 at 3:10 am
  • Codex Reply

    DC still has the GN library market and popular YA writers willing to create for them. The wokeness (if done right) works with the younger set. See Check Please and the Simon Snow books.

    Libraries – for now – are still trusted, and still funded, and have million dollar budgets ( no returns). It’s too bad no-one is trying to undermine the woke from within

    Right now the only thing freezing DCs netherbits on this front is that library budgets have been busted by staffing and e-book costs (trad pub is screwing them with fees, and Indy won’t -or cannot?- do business with them.)

    Whether that will continue in 2021 is anyone’s guess.

    December 24, 2020 at 7:18 am

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