If this is true, then my good, it would validate all the complaints the comic book community has had over the years.
For years, many from the community, including myself have discussed the poor state that the comic book industry had being, with many claiming that the major publishers, DC and Marvel have abandoned them. Now, there’s a rumor on the horizon that DC comics, might be shutting down in June 2021 according to Van Sciver, a twenty-seven-year veteran of the comic book industry.
According to him, by Comic Book News:
“Comic books themselves have fallen into the hands of extremely irresponsible people in editorial and in publishing who have taken comics and turned them from a good, fun pastime, escapist fantasy into identity, political, evil, poisonous pamphlets that insult their own readers,” says Van Sciver on his ComicsArtistPro Secrets YouTube channel. “AT&T fired a BIG portion of their editorial staff in April and just this week they fired the rest of them, essentially. We understand from sources at this point that there are no editors at DC Comics anymore. There are the people who just used to get coffee, interns, people who aren’t making very much, people who are going to be running the company until it ends.”
Van Sciver continues, “I received a tip, by the way, an unverifiable tip, I gotta say, I don’t know if it’s true or not, but they are saying DC Comics will close down publishing paper comics in June of 2021. I think they just solicited March’s comics, and I guess that, if this is true, that’s going to be it.”
Now, this is something I feel many of us saw coming, it was inevitable, considering how sales of comic books have been. This what we’ve been warning about, if the rumor holds up, alienating your core fans is never a good idea, they will leave. It’s business after all. I hope this becomes a learning experience for all other publishers looking to venture into the virtue signal road.