With several "Watchmen" prequels looming (there’s a sneak peak at prequel exclusive art here) its iconic writer Alan Moore lashes out at DC Comics and the franchising of art, and speculates where the next big ideas will come from. DC and an IP lawyer weigh in on an episode that transcends one comic and speaks to the biggest creativity versus commerce questions.
The risky strategy of restarting their entire comic book line paid off for DC Comics, which had the top-selling comics of 2011. We talked with copublishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio about what inspired the relaunch--and what challenges the creators had to heroically overcome to get it off the ground.
With "Justice League" No. 1 selling 361,138 copies, it's on top during a year of growth for the comic book industry. DC Comics copublishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee talked to Fast Company about what was then considered a risky relaunch.
Do you live in New York? Did you get your paper yet? You may want to grab a copy of the New York Post. Bundled with today's paper is an issue of the Batman comic book. It is a PR stunt to raise awareness for Batman Begins which opens Wednesday. But is more exposure even possible? Here in New York there are posters everywhere, moody reminders of the new adaptation to come.