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Friday, September 24, 2010 

Wildstorm line being shut down

In another sign of how weak DC has become, they're discontinuing the Wildstorm label. What does this mean though:
"While these will be the final issues published under the WildStorm imprint, it will not be the last we will see of many of these heroes. We, along with Geoff Johns, have a lot of exciting plans for these amazing characters, so stay tuned. Going forward, WildStorm’s licensed titles and kids comics will now be published under the DC banner."
Assuming they're alluding to their own titles like WildC.A.T.S and The Authority, that doesn't mean they're going to merge them with the DCU proper, does it? Because we've all seen where that went with Milestone.

Not only that, there appear to be additional layoffs in the works (via Comics Beat):
Nelson: It’s not so much that we’re taking stock. We have a very specific plan. But we’re making every effort to handle this really personally with our employees, so we’re going to have conversations with each of them, and until everyone arrives their individual dispositions, we’re not able to talk specifics. But we know our intent with it and now we want to make sure our employees have a chance to consider all of the good news and, unfortunately in some cases, some layoffs.
That's not good news I'm afraid. It's just the sign of how badly they're collapsing along with Marvel.

Big announcements, they said several days ago. I'm not surprised they weren't.

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No, the Wildstorm "universe" isn't merging with DC's (though it's already been shown it exists as one of the 52 parallel earths). It's the licensed stuff that's moving to DC.

They basically ruined the WSU with the standard Armageddon scenario the big 2 always pull on their sub-universes, anyway.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a few characters float across The Bleed to the DCU some day, though...

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