Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Times They Are A Changin'

This last month has been a very interesting cycle at the top end of the comics industry to say the least!

First Marvel gets bought out by the Mouse in a move that should, eventually, benefit both sides.

On the heels of that announcement comes the creation of DC ENTERTAINMENT which has been on the wall for more than a year. The most interesting part of the announcement was the recalling of most of the DC properties "currently" in development. It now looks definite that WB/DC are now going to use the Marvel model in future movies and try to keep it all under one roof. With the new alignment, there SHOULD, operative word, be more synergy between DC and its various licensees.

A bittersweet part of this announcement is the stepping down of Mr. Paul Levitz as President/Publisher of DC. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Levitz at the New York Comic Con, and although he didn't have a great deal of time, he shook my hand and made me feel very welcome. I'm glad to know he will still be very involved with DC and I thought his tenure as publisher was exemplary.

How this announcement shakes down to all the various spokes in the DC Umbrella remains to be seen, of course, but perhaps we'll get that Night Owls movie after all.

1 comment:

Bobby Timony said...

You never know! (shrugs)