DC Comics Is Done ForeverThe Dark Herald
I have no idea what Daniel Cherry was brought in to do at DC but this is what he has done.
And no Superman’s prison rape was not some Elseworlds thing, it was the main timeline.
What needs to be remembered here is that the Discovery is taking over Warner in mid-2022. Which means no one is watching what the Wokeites are doing. Or rather no one cares, because they are all wondering who is going to survive the next round of merger purge.
DC comics was well on track to being shut down and outsourced when Ma Bell finally screamed, “fuck it!” And spun off Warner Brothers. Which granted DC Comics a temporary stay of well-deserved execution. Most of the people who knew anything about comic books had already been let go.
Daniel Cherry was brought in from Activision to be the brand manager. He is very much a prog Wokeite and the only reason I can think of for hiring him is to deliberately brand damage DC Comics so badly that no one will think twice about shuttering the house that Superman and Batman built.
Anyway, he’s the guy who hired a TV crime writer named John Ridley and turned Clark Kent over to him. Ridley won an Oscar for writing 12 Years a Slave which is why the Baizou like to pretend they’ve heard of him or seen his movie.
So far as Cherry and Ridely are concerned, It’s all part of the Left Spinning Deathroll. There is absolutely nothing they can do to save DC Comics. More people will steal the next issue of Demon Slayer than will buy the entire run of Daniel Ridley’s Superman prison bitch slashfic. American comic books exist soley as a corporate charity at this point. And the new entity of Warner Brothers Discovery is going to be heavily in debt and cash strapped. They are all going to lose their jobs BUT if they can reasonably claim they are out of work because they just went too far to the Left, then they will be heroes of the Revolution and won’t be out of work for long.
Ultimately Warner Brothers doesn’t care because the DC heroes can’t be sold at this point. Or at least no one will buy them.
In eleven years, Superman, Lois Lane, Metropolis and the Daily Planet all go into the Public Domain. In a little over ten years, anybody can write a Superman comic book and sell it.* Batman becomes public property that same year. Three years later Wonder Woman joins them. Flash, Green Lantern, Sandman, Doctor Fate, and Hawkman would have already been in Public Domain for a year.
That’s it for the Justice League.
Aquaman is safe though. Warner Brother will still own Aquaman.
Okay, I’m done here.
*Learn bout trademark law before you try it.
UPDATE: It would appear DC Comics could stand to learn a thing or two about trademarks. “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” slipped into the public domain when their lawyers weren’t looking. This is the real reason they switched to “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow.”
CORRECTION: While this was based on a Silver Age story where Superman is depowered by Red Kryptonite, and thrown in a gulag (along with Batman). Superman Red And Blue is not canonical. This was a one-off by various Woke writers focusing on a color scheme of only red and blue. Red was always the color of evil in this comic.