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Rumored layoffs at DC

Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:40 pm

Well, isn't this an interesting turn of events...



DC Comics Staff Told About Layoffs Today – DC Universe First?
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/dc-comi ... rse-first/
Layoffs at Warner Bros have been widely expected over the weekend, and this morning Bleeding Cool learned that this would indeed DC Comics as well, including editorial staff. Variety has numbered 650 layoffs coming from Warner Bros while HBO is expected to lose up to 175 staffers, topping 800 staffers.

Turns out all it takes is one global pandemic and looming economic collapse for people and companies in this industry to stop failing upwards.
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:23 pm

NOOOO!!! Damn. I hope they don't fold the comic book division!!!!
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:50 pm

I hope this ends up being the kick in the butt they so desperately need to right the ship.

If they have to cut it down to a skeleton crew and start releasing less comics each week, but the few that they do release go up in quality, within 5 to 10 years they can get back to big boy status.

The whole industry needs to restructure and one of the first steps should be to permaban twitter for all employess.
Half the cancer that is killing comics comea from that anti-social abomination.
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:32 pm

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Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:50 pm
I hope this ends up being the kick in the butt they so desperately need to right the ship.

If they have to cut it down to a skeleton crew and start releasing less comics each week, but the few that they do release go up in quality, within 5 to 10 years they can get back to big boy status.

The whole industry needs to restructure and one of the first steps should be to permaban twitter for all employess.
Half the cancer that is killing comics comea from that anti-social abomination.
I agree, hopefully DC views this as a wake-up call, but I highly doubt it.
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:40 pm

Good riddance. Love seeing shit heads get what they deserve. Dude in this video couldn't have said it better. Get those SJW parasites the fuck up outta there.
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Re: Rumored layoffs at DC

Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:16 pm

SUMMARY

Layoffs:
Bob Harras (Editor-in-Chief)
Hank Kanals (SVP, Publishing Strategy and Support Services)
Jonah Weiland (VP, Marketing and Creative Services)
Bobbie Chase (VP, Global Publishing Initiatives and Digital Strategy)
Mark Doyle (Executive Editor)
Brian Cunningham (Senior Story Editor)
Most of DC Universe staff and probably more: http://archive.md/8jZUg

Shut down:
DC Direct (formerly Collectibles)

Rumored:
Marin Javins and Michele Wells promoted to yet-to-be-announced roles
Propose new homes for those laid-off executives and editors, and promotions for those who remain at DC Comics.
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Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:41 pm

Comicbook shops have been suffering for quite a while now, but they are pretty much doomed with these recent developments.

I expect that Marvel is in for a similiar treatment, seeing as Disney is hemoraging money from all directions.

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Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:27 am

: :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: :angry: :angry: :angry:
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Re: Rumored layoffs at DC

Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:31 pm

My favourite ingenious inebriate ways in with his usual "nail on the head" biting commentary.



About the only thing he is wrong about is Marvel having the money to prop up the failing comics division.
Overlord Disney has always treated the movie and the comics divisions as separate entities and now that Disney is feeling the monetary hurt, along with the precedent set with DC, heads at Marvel must be sweating bullets.

At least the ones that have to reasonable grey cells to rub together. Morons like Mark Waid are still probably living in their own alternate universe.
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Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:15 am

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Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:31 pm
My favourite ingenious inebriate ways in with his usual "nail on the head" biting commentary.



About the only thing he is wrong about is Marvel having the money to prop up the failing comics division.
Overlord Disney has always treated the movie and the comics divisions as separate entities and now that Disney is feeling the monetary hurt, along with the precedent set with DC, heads at Marvel must be sweating bullets.

At least the ones that have to reasonable grey cells to rub together. Morons like Mark Waid are still probably living in their own alternate universe.
Not to mention Disney's plans for phase 4 of the MCU. I'm surprised at the little to none SJW garbage in Phases 1-3, but they're fixing that in phase 4. I'm definitely not watching any of those movies.
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Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:38 am

More layoffs at DC comics. Feels like the beginning of the end for the big comics companies.

https://www.comicsbeat.com/more-layoffs ... of-an-era/
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Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:55 pm

Still mostly reading the old shit from DC. I can see myself doing this for months to come without touching the new garbage. They died over a decade ago with that stupid ass massive retcon in 2011. I'll wait for someone to come in and redeem Batman the same way Spencer's been doing for Spider-Man.
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:57 pm



I really do wonder what will happen to DC
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Re: Rumored layoffs at DC

Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:42 pm

Assholes, damn at$t has to much debt and now they are gutting warner bros... hope people don't sub they there services in the future if this is true.
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Re: Rumored layoffs at DC

Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:27 am

This dude seems to be one of the very few talking about the industry getting closer to its complete demise.
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Re: Rumored layoffs at DC

Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:36 am

BatsGeek wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:27 am
This dude seems to be one of the very few talking about the industry getting closer to its complete demise.
There's others, but they've all been excommunicated for being istophobe -gaters and other bullshit like that.
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Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:40 am

Chaosmob wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:42 pm
Assholes, damn at$t has to much debt and now they are gutting warner bros... hope people don't sub they there services in the future if this is true.
That's a perfectly valid complaint, as AT&T are a shit company and they bought catastrophically oversaw many companies that had no relation to their core business, but it's not like Warner Bros and especially DC Comics haven't been mismanaging and running themselves into the ground for years now, AT&T or no AT&T.

I mean, Nu52 started back in 2011 and DC had been riding the shock train with bullshit events and resets/reboots long before even that.

It should really not be a surprise that if you produce subpar products and alienate customers left and right that you would eventually go down for the count, which would have happened without COVID as well, just a lot slower and more painful to watch.
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