Nick Spencer pans DC's treatment of freelancers
To be a little more direct: the way DC treats a lot of their freelancers is absolutely abhorrent.
— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) January 14, 2013
And that includes people who used to work for them years before who are getting shafted and shunned, and Time Warner does nothing about it. Very little of Chuck Dixon's Robin and Birds of Prey runs were ever published in trades and may now be out of print, and more recently, a planned paperback for the first several issues of Impulse was cancelled too. I think there was supposed to be a second paperback collecting more of Infinity Inc, and that was cancelled too. All because, I suspect, they don't want to pay any royalties to Mark Waid and Roy Thomas. And they're clearly so begrudging, they don't recognize how it only serves to hurt them when they could have a chance of making money off of that stuff.
I just hope Spencer is aware that if DC can be unfair to their contributors, so too can Marvel.
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