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Thursday, August 08, 2013 

DC's publisher doesn't want to publish family-friendly books

The artist/writer Paul Pope related a conversation he had with an unnamed DC manager who let it be known he/she is very stupid:
Asked by Yang if he had tried to do an all-ages book with a franchise character, Pope said he did test the waters, only to be knocked back. "Batman did pretty well, so I sat down with the head of DC Comics. I really wanted to do 'Kamandi [The Last Boy on Earth]', this Jack Kirby character. I had this great pitch… and he said 'You think this is gonna be for kids? Stop, stop. We don't publish comics for kids. We publish comics for 45-year olds. If you want to do comics for kids, you can do 'Scooby-Doo.' And I thought, 'I guess we just broke up.'"
Much like the audience did over the years. Too bad he won't identify the clown he spoke with, because everybody has the right to know, and it could deservedly embarrass the publisher. Whoever that was who said such a thing obviously had a very poor upbringing, to say nothing of contempt for his own childhood. And they wonder why they've lost so much audience?

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"We publish comics for 45 year olds"? They publish comics for adolescents. No mature adult would want to read the stuff that DC and Marvel are producing now. The fanboys may be adults chronologically, but they are still teenagers emotionally.

Yeah, a lot of the fanboys they're catering to these days are nothing more than overgrown manchildren.

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