It's a pity that Wildstorm gets killed off while the dreck that comprises most of the mainstream DC Universe keeps chugging along. (not counting the always-entertaining Booster Gold, that is) Oh, and here's an interesting little tidbit on DC's clueless mismanagement of WS over the years: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/09/...led-wildstorm/
Last edited by InSovietRussia; 09-23-2010 at 08:45 PM.
This is more of an inherent problem of what happens when DC acquired the imprint more than mismanagement.Oh, and here's an interesting little tidbit on DC's clueless mismanagement of WS over the years: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/09/...led-wildstorm/
I did agree here though;
This appears no longer to be the case. It’s been a long time coming, but it shouldn’t be a surprise. DC has been killing the Wildstorm Universe for quite some time under Paul Levitz. The brand is tainted. And no mouth to mouth resuscitation can save it. Dan DiDio and Jim Lee just put it out of its misery and pulled the plug.
I geuss i was only spoiled in early 2000s by how great WS superheroes was. This is the negative side of having imprints. If they were Image comics where the creators needed the series to make money they would survive.
The Walking Dead,Fatale,Near Death,Storm Dogs,Happy,BPRD,XO-Manowar
American Vampire,Animal Man,Swamp Thing
Daredevil, Winter Soldier,Indestructible Hulk
♫ "I want to disturb my neighbor
Cause I'm feeling so right
I want to turn up my disco
Blow them to full Watts tonight
In a rub-a-dub style, in a rub-a-dub style"♫
I wasn't that keen on the Universe stuff, but I really liked some of their other miniseries like in the Wildstorm Signature Series. There's some real gold there.
I suppose that type of title could just go Vertigo, and DCU will absorb any of the worth Universe heroes. I'm guessing they'll just let go the video game licenses.
Was Sales a big fator in WildStorms ending
Well, at least I have my backissues. Wildstorm really died after the Eye of the Storm titles were cancelled. There were still some good titles afterwards, but they were so mismanaged by editorial (pulling Morrison off titles after releasing 1 or 2 issues? Yeah, that bodes well for your relaunch.) And DC's standard practice of rebooting the universe whenever they need a sales boost didn't help.