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    DC Promotes Harras To SVP

    Bad news at the end of the year.

    This is it.
    I think that DC Comics fans are officially f#%ucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgh View Post
    This about Vertigo, not the DCU, which is selling well in spite of those who believes it somehow needs "fixing".
    Selling well, yes. Doesn't mean it's not broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chastmastr View Post
    Selling well, yes. Doesn't mean it's not broken.
    I suspect that sales will keep declining in the months and years ahead for DC. Given who they promoted to publisher, I am not surprised by Harras' new title. I am, however, kind of amused by DC's recent PR blunders.

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    And again DC takes one step forward, two steps back....

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    Howard Mackie and Scott Lobdell say a silent thank you to Bongo the comicbook god of everything bad about the 90's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgh View Post
    This about Vertigo, not the DCU, which is selling well in spite of those who believes it somehow needs "fixing".
    There is not a single American comicbook that is selling remotely well.
    'The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me.'
    'Mm,' she agreed. 'He's a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur."

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    Nobody here has any real idea what Harras is doing behind the scenes either here or when he worked at Marvel, so to complain about his promotion is really just ignorant fanboy whining.
    The two most powerful warriors are patience and time - Leo Tolstoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by passer-by View Post
    Harras was the guy who had Chris Claremont leave the X-Men in 1991 after writing the title for 16 years (a Marvel record, I think), because he liked better the ideas of pencilers Jim Lee and Whilce Portacio. That's all I need to know about him.
    There is something sad when Bob Harras is Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics, while Chris Claremont can't get a job in the industry. Who has done more for comics? Certainly not Bob Harras.

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    On the other hand, it's been decades since Chris Claremont wrote something readable. And he's never really shown any editorial skills at all (then again, neither has Harras).
    'The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me.'
    'Mm,' she agreed. 'He's a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur."

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    Quote Originally Posted by david r View Post
    There is something sad when Bob Harras is Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics, while Chris Claremont can't get a job in the industry. Who has done more for comics? Certainly not Bob Harras.
    From what I've read, Claremont is under contract with marvel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diablo7 View Post
    From what I've read, Claremont is under contract with marvel.
    Where they refuse to give him any work. I haven't decided if that makes Marvek evil, or fandom's savior...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJNeal View Post
    Where they refuse to give him any work. I haven't decided if that makes Marvek evil, or fandom's savior...
    Depends on how much you like his writing. :)

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    Mark Waid told a story when he was working for Marvel in the 1990s, he was talking with then-EIC Bob Harras, and Harras told him, "We see writer-driven comics as an experiment that's failed." And Mark Waid thought, "Hmmm, that must be news to STAN LEE!"

    And this is the man who is now editor-in-chief of DC Comics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david r View Post
    And this is the man who is now editor-in-chief of DC Comics.
    And with a DCU that's enough of a blank slate that whatever good momentum from the past there would have been has been neutralized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david r View Post
    Mark Waid told a story when he was working for Marvel in the 1990s, he was talking with then-EIC Bob Harras, and Harras told him, "We see writer-driven comics as an experiment that's failed." And Mark Waid thought, "Hmmm, that must be news to STAN LEE!"

    And this is the man who is now editor-in-chief of DC Comics.
    To be fair, he's probably more referring to the bifurcation of writing and art in comics now, a more recent trend that's sucked out the uniqueness of the medium. One thing I like about The New 52 is the putting more stress on the visual narrative.

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