Thundercron wrote: bluedevil2002 wrote:
AT&T/WB/DC isn't selling any of their characters. More likely scenario is licensing the characters out. Disney/Marvel won't touch them, because it would be pointless if they can't exploit the IP elsewhere. (And Disney/Marvel got Aliens and Predator by virtue of buying an entire movie studio.)
You're right, it wouldn't make sense to give creative control of their top film and tv properties to another company.
Just saw this analysis video. A little long, but worth the watch. If what she says comes to pass, then all I can say is I'm glad I never put all my eggs in one basket by opening up a comic shop (like many of my friends have done in the last ten years). Scary if other publishers follow suit:https://youtu.be/Ivlfvz-tukc
I knew her name as soon as I saw it. So, she's been through the industry as a writer, so a decent perspective.
I do have some major problems with some of her assumptions. She's assuming everything that has come out as rumor is fact. She weirdly asserts comic shops welcomed the shut down of Diamond. Empyre didn't come out of nowhere and I find it to be the most enjoyable Marvel event in a long, long time.
Most wacky to me is how she is convinced Marvel is going to follow suit within months and Feige take over the comics division. It's not impossible, but seems highly improbable. No one has ever looked over at AT&T, Warner Bros, or DC and thought, "yeah, they are the trailblazers with the good ideas."
She makes the comparison to the music industry, but here we are 20 years into digital music and physical has had a massive resurgence, mostly due to vinyl, but really all. The idea that everything needs to be digital at all times is a stupidly bad, short term bottom line corporate mindset. It will backfire. Not that many/most people won't move to some in between space, but it can't be 100%.
Some of her criticisms of the industry are legit. I just think her view of a) Marvel and b) digital appeal is way off.
But if the day comes that new comics go all digital, I doubt I'll follow. I have no interest of a screen in the bedroom or bathroom to facilitate this. So, it'll be all back issues for me.