An earlier thread about the future of the dormant DC Archives line got my old gray matter working overtime on the subject and also made me reflect on how much I enjoyed following All Star Comics Archives, Golden Age Green Lantern Archives, Comic Cavalcade Archives, ect. For a regular joe like myself who just can't afford to amass a 9.0 - 10 graded run of the above titles (although I have certainly indulged in lower graded runs of some wonderful DC Golden Age mags!), these collections were a godsend. Growing up as a child of seven or eight and reading the JLA-JSA crossovers and the 100 Page Super Spectacular reprints, I had fantasized about DC opening up their vaults on a grand level, so the Archives were my childhood dream come true!
With the advent of the "New 52", it seems as if the days of DC actively recognizing their 1930s-1940s history are officially over. Heck, even Roy Thomas' stupendous Generations Saga over in Infinity only got half of that run reprinted before being unceremoniously ushered out to comic book limbo (by coincidence, this was right around the time of the company wide reboot). My question is this: Would DC ever allow a licensing agreement with a company such as PS Art Books (who are doing a bang up job representing in top quality such titles as the Golden Age Heap, Phantom Lady, and Frankenstein) to finish what they started in their Archive runs? All Star, thank the heavens! - saw it's run presented in entirety, but GL, Flash, were left hanging and other characters who might have endeared a small, loyal buying audience with a print on demand sort of run such as Vigilante, Golden Age Atom, Hourman, ect. barely even got their chance to shine in the appreciation of a whole new generation looking for that special antidote from all of the grim and gritty stuff. Do you think that DC is so single minded that they would rather keep these classic stories from their heyday from ever being given a second life rather than to license to a so-called competitor?