Oh, DC. DC, DC, DC.
It seems like there isn’t a week that goes by that DC’s licensing or marketing or editorial or whatever department doesn’t step in it in some way.
Now, after the uproar, DC has since agreed that the shirts are inapropriate, so they should get a point for that, but man. This is exactly what it looks like when the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing and if there was ever a reason to “de-corporate-ify” (yeah, it’s my word) a company, you need look no further than the track record of DC Comics in the last couple of years.
I was a big proponent of the New 52 relaunch when it happened. I felt like that was a bold move that had a lot of thought and direction behind it. Since then, it seems like everything has taken a step backwards and personally, I’m not only upset about it for the reasons that that I should be, I’m upset about it because it’s boring. It’s boring to be shown the same types of stories over and over again with no real change happening because of them. That’s what leads to real issues being overlooked.
Times aren’t a-changin’ my friends. Times changed a while back, while a lot of folks apparently weren’t looking. DC (and comics in general) must catch up with those times and THINK before they do something like this.
It’s time to wake up and make some actual changes, Comics Industry. Welcome to the now.
Today’s page comes to us from the one and only Mark Dos Santos:
Mark Dos Santos, a Kubert School Alumni, left New Jersey for sunny California to pursue a career in animation as a storyboard artist and character designer. He quickly became involved in comics producing independent titles. Mark has done work for Western Tales of Terror, Monkey vs Lemur, Zenescopes Grimm Fairy Tales, Fall of Cthulhu Godwar, Eureka : Dormant Gene for Boom Studios, IT! The Terror from Beyond Space for IDW and cover work for Hack/Slash from Devil’s Due. He has also done sketch cards for Inkworks, Strictly Ink and Rittenhouse on such properties as Hellboy Animated, Family Guy, 2000AD, Ray Harryhousen, Marvel and DC COMICS.
Have a great weekend, friends!