DC Writer Begging For Sales

DC Writer Begging For Sales

This is so sad.

And yet so funny.

This is DC writer Tim Sheridan, begging the internet to buy his Gay Green Lantern title to “own Comics Gate.”

Yeah, obviously…

Look guys, Comics Gate is over and the Big Two lost bigly.

What was CG has turned into is a revived and hyper-successful indie comics scene.

It’s not a rebellion anymore. It’s a business model.

The reason the old indie comics scene petered out was because back in the 1990s there was a one-two punch of comic book shops failing en masse, combined with the Big Two being big enough back then to get out in front of the movement.

Well, the big two don’t seem to be much bigger than the indie houses these days and genuinely talented creatives got screwed by lawyers assigned by the mega-corporations that still own the Big Two. Here’s a surprise, it turns out that “creator-owned” doesn’t actually mean “creator-controlled.” Sure the creator “owns” the character but the Big Two can do whatever the hell it feels like with them.

You made a comic book about a roaring, roistering barbarian warrior who kills orcs all day and bangs the bar wenches all night? Tough luck shithead! Conanson is now a genderqueer, trans living in New York City and constantly being amazed by how kick ass his ex-girlfriend and her wife is because we say so.

You were promised creative control? Sucks to be you asshole, my kid’s college roommate couldn’t actually learn to code, so I had to give her a job writing your comic book.

You can do what Bill Winningham did and put his comic into the public domain… Maybe. DC is fighting that one tooth and nail. Bottomline, when you make a deal with the devil, the devil will be in the details.

And you don’t have to make that deal.

Not anymore.

Not today.

When the Legend Chuck Dixon was asked if he would ever go back to DC?

He laughed and said, “I can’t afford the pay cut.”

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