Is the beginning of the end near for DC Comics? DC’s Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to address all those pesky end of the line rumors!
WarnerMedia, which owns DC Comics, laid off roughly 20 percent of it’s entire workforce. A good majority of DC Comic contributors were on the cut list. This led to all kinds of whispers that WarnerMedia is “done” with comics, and the sun will set on DC soon.
Jim Lee put all those rumors to bed with one statement. “We are still in the business of publishing comics. There is no work being halted. It is still the cornerstone of everything that we do.” Well, straight from the horses mouth folks.
He also addresses the future of the streaming service DC Universe. “The original content that is on DCU is migrating to HBO Max. Truthfully, that’s the best platform for that content. The amount of content you get, not just DC , but generally from WarnerMedia, is huge and it’s the best value proposition, if I’m allowed to use that marketing term. So we’re excited to transform it and we’ll have more news on what that will look like. It’s definitely not going away.” This shouldn’t come as a surprise since nearly every single original DC Universe show is available on another service.
DC’s big Fandome event is still happening on August 22! Lee promises it will live up to the hype! Hopefully, the event will also restore everyone’s faith in the 86 year old comic!
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