I’d like to think this is a joke….and while I don’t like spotlighting trolls, they may be the most appalling and yet hilarious comment on a comics related topic I’ve read in a while. It comes in Deadline’s report on the WB win in the Superman case yesterday, and this poster has it all figured out. I’ve actually edited the comment a bit to get to the punchline faster, but nothing that changes the meaning.
For the sake of justice I’m happy with this decision. These people contributed nothing to Superman so they are in fact owed nothing. The agreement between at the time with then National Periodical Publications and the creators of Superman was done with respect to the existing laws. It was never thought of in that time that something like Superman would entertain generations of fans and still be around almost 100 years later. [snip more of the reasoning for this.]
That being said I hate and despise what the current establishment at DC Comics is doing with the properties owned by DC Comics/Warner Bros. I can only hope with the lousy job this current president is doing defending this country (and everything else he has anything to do with) there will be a resurgence of Al_Queda and they’ll fly a plane into the offices of DC Comics. Perhaps the next regime will have more care for the characters, the product they produce and the fans/readers.
Dan DiDio, do you hear that? Al Qaeda is coming! You better bring back Wally West or there’ll be trouble.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.