DC Comics is officially the red headed step child no one wants to claim at AT&T. Ever since the company bought Time Warner and Warner Bros, the company has felt sand bagged with the comic book imprint that draws less and less money each passing year. So much so that they outright fired the Most of the creative staff that was responsible for keeping the ship afloat.
Now according to rumors coming out of Bleeding Cool and further elaborated by artist/comic book creator, Ethan Van Sciver over on his Youtube Channel, Comic Artist Pro Secrets, AT&T is looking to possibly sell DC Comics to the highest bidder. Now not to get it misconstrued, all the movies, video games, merchandise, and tv shows will still be properties of Warner Bros, they will just not have any direct authority over the comic book company’s day to day operations. Two people who have jumped to the front of the line to buy DC Comics is the owner of Diamond Distributions, Steve Geppi, long time distributor of comics books and runs one of the largest comic book museums in Baltimore. The other suitor is Walking Dead creator and head honcho over at Skybound Entertainment, Robert Kirkman.
Kirkman’s Walking Dead series has made him A LOT of money and afforded him to create of slew of other comics that are also in various stages of development at various studios and productions companies. His superhero magnum opus, Invincible, already has an animated series on the way as part of his production deal he made with Amazon. Geepi is probably the more likely outcome but the idea of Kirkman running DC Comics and help breathe new life into characters like Wonder Woman, Superman, and yes even Batman. Not to mention the plethora of talent that he could bring over to work on various DC titles. Its a very enticing prospect, one that AT&T will ultimately care less about. For AT&T its all about the money and whoever has the most of it. So even if a billionaire, say maybe a former President, wanted to expand his portfolio, even he can swoop in and buy the company right now if he has enough money.
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