Don't know if 5G (or the fifth generation reboot) is going to work.
I heard that if that fails, DC publishing would be just doing its back catalogue (omnibus) in printed. Any new storied would be e-comics.
After all, there is over 80 years of stories/villains AT&T can use for tv and film. They don't need DC publishing comics anymore.
And if the rumours of what Dan Didio wanted to do in 5G is true, then it is indeed the end of DC publishing as we know it. The main line of titles would be drastically alters, even worse than in the "New 52".
Barry Allen Flash is gone.
Bruce Wayne Batman is gone.
Clark Kent Superman is gone.
Hal Gordan Green Lantern is gone.
Diana Prince Wonder Woman is gone.
It is an Else World gone super crazy!
Instead of honouring the past, they want to destroy it.
Create new characters, not killing the old.
That would be Moronic. DC comics don't interest me at all but I suppose I'm a casual Batman fan. Casual meaning I liked the Tim Burton ones and Dark Knight Trilogy.
But yeah Batman is Bruce Wayne, Superman is Clark Kent and Dianna is Wonder Women.
Replacing Batman maybe, stupid idea but the other 2 would be difficult.
I have searched news and I have readen something about 5G will not be a reboot.
I remember the origin of the group "Infinity Inc" was a "second generation" from a parallel world, but after they did a brutal retcon.
We can agree DC will not be sold to Marvel, and this wouldn't like a licencing agreemet if they can't use new characters, or only Time Warner can make an animated adaptation based in some of those new stories.
If AT&T wanted to buy stock exchange packages it would rather to be secret to avoid the price increase.
My own suggestion is for the future "secret crisis" event is to create a new "elseworld", a new universe where DC and Marvel characters are together, but the planet is totally different (continents, nations, History). After the event this "pocket universe" would become public domain (but the main characters from the original comics) to be used for fan-fiction by the fandom.
The hook for the new readers are the media titles: toys, videogames, cartoons, movies and teleseries. But today superheroes titles are too mature or too childish. And too powerful superheroes are as boring as those perfection Mary Sue from the fan-fiction.
And in the videogames the coherence with the continuity has to be sacrificied for the gameplay. If you play with Superman you can be defeated by Catwoman.
When The New 52 came out, the Batman titles were left unchanged, while all the others were effective.
Sorry for this little necromancy but I would like to ask some question.
I have read about Apple Inc could buy Disney, at least somebody has adviced this is the best time to do it. Apple Inc has got good relations with Disney, but also with AT&T, owners of Time Warner/DC Enternaiment.
Also, the industry is in complete hold. Diamond is a keystone of comic distribution, and from recent news they not only are closed for the quarantine, they have announced a payment plan for what they currently owe to publishers -and that sounds more like doing a bankruptcy on their own terms than a plan for a comeback-. No word on how many stores will survive or if Diamond itself will make it to the other side.But with what is going one in comics and in movies right now, I don't think it would be the best time to colaborate.
At least you have access to one store. In my whole country there's only one store -ok, they have about five stores spread across the country, but they are a single business- with access to Diamond to begin with, and they haven't announced a thing. It's possible they won't have any access to new comics until Diamond is back.Did they offer it to all, or did they exclude some?
I don't know.