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DC Entertainment lacks a ‘coherent creative and brand strategy’

Discovery Entertainment purchased WarnerMedia from AT&T for $43 billion last week. Discovery Entertainment merged the two companies into Warner Bros. Discovery. David Zaslav is the President and CEO. He was the CEO of Discovery Entertainment. Who knew Discovery could get its hands on $43 billion? According to Variety, Zaslav and other leaders in the company …

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Richard C. Meyer drops epic lawsuit against Mark Waid

Remember the epic lawsuit filed by Comicsgate founding father Richard C. Meyer against comic book writer Mark Waid for defamation and tortious interference? Yeah, about that. Meyer dropped the lawsuit. What started with much fanfare ended with a mostly silent whimper. I’m subscribed to Meyer’s YouTube channel. He stopped asking for donations to his lawsuit …

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Baltimore Comic-Con cancels 2020 event

Organizers for the Baltimore Comic-Con announced yesterday that this year’s event scheduled for October 23 – 25 is canceled. Anyone who purchased tickets to the 2020 Baltimore Comic-Con will have their tickets automatically converted to tickets for next year’s event. What if you want a refund? Good luck with that. From the official Baltimore Comic-Con …

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Massive layoffs hit DC Comics

Massive layoffs hit DC Comics

As if 2020 wasn’t bad enough, the year just got worse for many of the executives and senior editors at DC Comics. Many of them were let go in a round of layoffs Monday. Those who were shown the door include: Bob Harras, Editor-in-Chief Mark Doyle, Executive Editor DC Black Label Brian Cunningham, Senior Story Editor & …

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Steve Geppi seeks to profit over comic book shops reopening

Steve Geppi, CEO of Geppi Family Enterprises and owner of Diamond Comic Distributors, announced a cockamamie scheme to capitalize on comic book shops reopening. Most comic book shops were forced to close their doors because of COVID-19. That, and because Diamond Comic Distributors, the lone distributor of comics, decided not to distribute. They also decided not …

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Diamond Comic Distributors did not have to close its doors

When I first heard Diamond Comic Distributors, the sole distributor for comic books in North America closed its doors, I didn’t think they had a choice. I was wrong. Even though the state of Maryland ordered all nonessential businesses to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it turned out Diamond didn’t have to close. Because …

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