DC Is Copying Arkhaven

DC Is Copying Arkhaven

“I had looked for this but not so soon,” as the old tombstone says. 

DC is now partnering with Webtoons.

I find this particularly laughable given how the comic book pros sneered at webtoons when they first entered the English-speaking market.  “If you were any good at all you’d be working for DC or Marvel,” is what ALL of their comments could be boiled down to.

However, the truth is that talent goes where the money is.  And right now, the top of the heap webtoons artists are making about a million dollars a year.  That is, as I said, the guys at the top.  However, you don’t have to be at the top to make a decent living on webtoons.  The better-known webtoons guys are making $50K to $100K annual.

Now that is working long hours but these days what isn’t?  If you aren’t trying to get multiple streams of income going then you are going under.  Consequently, the working day never ends.

But getting back to DC’s alliance with Webtoons.

I predict with confidence it’s going to work out as well as the rest of their desperate attempts to find a newer, younger, and more Woke audience.  Trying to get into Manga hasn’t worked yet.  And DC’s new Young Adult offerings have been hilariously awful.

I started with the second video because you have to hear this guys’ Alfred voice.

DC does pretty much only superheroes, they used to have a little more variety when Vertigo was still going but not anymore. And DC has made an alliance with Webtoons.com

Go ahead and smash the link button and give it a quick look.

Do you see any superheroes there?  Me either.  Arkhaven is in a different situation because of our existing fanbase.  But the existing fanbase on Webtoons.com has a taste for the same things fifteen-year-old Korean girls like and they are NOT into Batman.

The out-of-control DC clown car continues hurtling down the side of the cliff.

Okay, I’m done here. 

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  • Wednesday PM Arktoons - Vox Popoli Reply

    […] You may notice a subtle change to the interface today, as we’ve added a total pageviews counter. Currently, Arktoons has already amassed 1,461,825 views and counting since its launch, which may explain why DC Comics has now apparently abandoned its attempts to partner with Tapas and is now trying to establish itself on Webtoons. […]

    August 18, 2021 at 4:09 pm
    • Chris Lopes Reply

      It helps if you have product people actually want to read.

      August 18, 2021 at 6:18 pm
  • Freddo Reply

    I’m willing to bet that the operating budget of Arkhaven is less than what DC spends on diversity officers and similar toxicity. There is no way they can compete, and it is devastating their business model. I love it.

    August 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm
  • EXALT Reply

    “I predicate with confidence it’s going to work out as well as the rest of their desperate attempts to find a newer, younger, and more Woke audience.”
    Oh, come now: whatever they’re doing is not even nearly as desperate as Lucasfilm’s attempt to pass this off as a Star Wars character: https://i.redd.it/4ckjjs6nj0i71.jpg

    August 18, 2021 at 7:29 pm
    • Dave W. Reply

      Sweet jumping cats. I hate these freaks.

      August 18, 2021 at 7:41 pm
    • Seeker Reply

      Made all the more funny when you realize that one of the excuses for canning the EU was that there was a humanoid rabbit named Jaxxon. Jaxxon is currently canon in Disney SW btw.

      August 19, 2021 at 12:05 am
    • furor kek tonicus ( Whipper Snapping Egg Suckers is my band name ) Reply

      why is a Fake and Gay Furry supposed to be a “non-human being”?
      and why am i being so stupid as to argue with them on this point? if i stipulate to their hypothesis that it’s Oppression to fail to acknowledge their identifying as non-human Furry status then

      that means it’s not murder when i kill them.

      August 19, 2021 at 1:10 am
    • Talos Valcoran Reply

      Someone *will* be making money off the fanart commissioned by furries, so there’s that.

      August 19, 2021 at 1:20 am
  • douglas dean whiddon Reply

    There is a “superheroes” section there, but not a bit of spandex. The whole thing looks like the US Shojo hub.

    August 18, 2021 at 8:43 pm
  • Codex Reply

    “Hello, fellow teenage folx. We noticed you are spending all that disposable income on the “manga”. We have manga, also! Please pay attention to us!”

    *compares Gotham to Ao Haru Ride*

    * Backs away slowly*

    OK Boomer.

    August 18, 2021 at 11:08 pm
  • Talos Valcoran Reply

    Ragss’ss’ Alfred is masterful, certainly, but Mauler’s Bruce truly demonstrates the range of the Longoid.

    August 19, 2021 at 1:21 am

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