Who should run DC Comics and how many ongoings should they publish?

In your opinion, who should run the company and how many ongoing titles should they have? Feel free go into as much or little detail as you want on how the company should be run (including editors for each line), but be sure to list the person at the top and the number of titles they should publish.

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I don't want any of my favorite characters to have ongoings because they're always fucking atrocious.

    the sooner these characters are public domain the better.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If comic characters were public domain we could live in a golden age of superhero films; no more focus-tested, uninspired, soulless/sterile crap; far more vision, passion, and creativity.
      Films on par with “X-Men: Days Of Future Past”, “Logan”, and “Batman Begins” would be far more common (and we’d get unique stuff like the Leto Joker and the Eisenberg Luthor more frequently) (even if you don’t like those versions you have to admit at least it’s interesting to see director’s unique versions of those characters and leagues above the sterile, focus-tested crap.)

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The Rock
    One title - Black Adam

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Jim Shooter would be my choice. And I’d have about 30 ongoing titles.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      To expand, the titles I’d have:

      Superman
      Batman
      Wonder Woman
      Green Lantern
      The Flash
      Aquaman
      Martian Manhunter
      Green Arrow
      Shazam
      Hellblazer
      Swamp Thing
      Animal Man
      Booster Gold
      Justice League
      Young Justice (current teen heroes)
      Titans (the Wolfman/Perez team, now adults)
      Legion of Super-Heroes
      Supergirl
      Batgirl
      Black Canary
      Zatanna
      Catwoman
      Justice Society of America
      Black Adam
      Static
      Justice Society Infinity (Earth-Two book)
      Action Comics (anthology)
      Detective Comics (anthology)
      The Brave and the Bold (try-out stories for new or lesser known characters)
      World’s Finest (team-up book)

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        this is 99% what DC is currently doing and this board has a fucking crying meltdown about it every 4 days

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Me.

        32-40 printed titles seems fine. That is basically 8-10 books per week. But also keep around 30+ more web-only series.

        Honestly:

        Is fine. But I'd add more team up books. And stuff like Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Batgirl, etc. should not be ongoings, but just limited runs that go for anywhere between 10 and 60 issues by a single author.

        And add more team books and less solo books. For starters, the JLI needs a revival with a rebrand so it no longer confuses people with the JL, but also so international heroes and B listers have somewhere to hang out but also not get in the way of the big guns hanging out in the JL. But also, try to spin out a new team book idea whenever another dies out, if ANY author has an idea for one. Pass it as long as it sounds somewhat cool. Someone thinks Harley Quinn, Deadman, Killer Croc and The Creeper should form "the Troupe of Chaos" Pass it. "Infinity Inc" revival? Pass it. Mr Terrific, Will Magnus, T.O. Morrow, Doctor Sivana, Veronica Cale, and some other DC superscientists, villainous and not, form the "Super Science Symposium". Pass it. Team books are the bread and butter and soul of capeshit, and I am tired of pretending that Black Canary or the Metal Men can hold their own comic today.

        Also, anthologies would have been a good idea 10+ years ago, but nowadays Digital can basically serve the same role.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      fuck yeah!

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Is this Discovery looking for ideas?
    Here's one: find Karen Berger and give her absolute control of everything.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Is this Discovery looking for ideas?
      No, but that would probably benefit them.

  5. 1 week ago
    guy

    It should be run by someone looking to transform it from an eleutheromania propaganda machine to a producer of actual literature.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Geoff Johns should run it. No question, the guy has had the most consistent quality at the company for the past 25 years. Most of his misses are because of Dan Didio's editorial faults.

    As for the titles:

    Action Comics
    Superman
    Detective Comics
    Batman
    Catwoman

    Justice League
    Green Lantern
    Green Lantern Corps
    Joker
    Flash

    Wonder Woman
    Justice Society
    Titans
    Swamp Thing
    Worlds Finest

    Batgirl
    Birds of Prey
    Zatanna
    Shazam
    Elseworlds

    On top of that, they should have some vertigo titles, two experimental series each month, and a 40 page monthly anthology, to showcase new talent, and lesser known heroes.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Of the people working there now, Geoff probably would be the best choice. Still, I’d go with someone who isn’t in the company right now, who has a track record for tightening the screws in comic companies. Someone who’s kind of a hardass but effective.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Me, lots

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Shut the company down and release all DC properties to the public domain.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Zaslav should sell it off to embracer group for a huge payday

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Embracer group? Never heard of them.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They bought lord of the rings a couple months ago.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Are they involved with that Amazon show?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They got the rights to Lord of the Rings and they bought Dark Horse Comics.

        If they got DC then it'd be published through Dark Horse.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Mark Waid.

    Justice League
    Adam Strange
    Martian Manhunter
    Jemm Son Of Saturn
    Captain Comet
    Space Ranger
    Dr Light
    Green Lantern
    Green Lantern Corps
    Emerald Empress (Reformed)
    Legion Of Superheroes
    Planet Krypton
    Powergirl
    Action Comics
    Superman
    Shazam
    Bat Pirate
    Detective Comics
    Dark Knight
    Bat Kingdom
    Arkham Stories
    Joker
    Harley Quinn
    Punchline
    Batman
    Batgirl
    Man Bat
    Nightwing
    Catwoman
    Batwoman
    Aurion
    Doctor Fate
    House Of Mystery
    Exorcist Of Air
    Haunted Tank
    Weird War Tales
    Sgt Rock
    Jonah Hex
    Tomahawk
    Justice Riders
    Animal Man
    Swamp Thing
    Spectre
    Hawkman/Hawkwoman
    Green Arrow and Black Canary
    Agent Liberty
    The Guardian
    Murder Inc
    Suicide Squad
    Deathstroke
    Atom
    Captain Atom
    Mr Terrific
    Hardware
    Cyborg And Teen Titans
    Aquaman
    Mera
    Jesse Quick
    Flash
    Golden Age Flash
    Stargirl
    Justice Society
    All Star Squadron
    Wonder Woman
    Alpha Centurion
    Black Vulcan

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Didio and 52 ongoings!

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Unless they hard reboot and go back to full iconic version I'm not going to care

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    paul levitz
    neal adams
    tomasi
    editors from late 90s excetp didio and jim lee

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    They should run fifteen and cut out the bottom three for a new batch every year.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Ben Garrison.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No idea who should run it. I'll list my ongoings.

    1)Batman: A book about Batman.
    2)Detective comics: A book about the batfamily members and the batfamily. Meaning, if a writer wants a story about the batfamily together, it goes there. If a writer wants a story about Nightwing, it goes there. It can have short arc and long arcs, with rapidly changing and returning creatives.
    3)Superman book
    4)Action Comics: Similar premise as detective comics with Clark's adjacent cast members, like other kryptonians, steel, etc.
    5)Flash book: Similar premise as dc/ac, but with flash family members or the flash family together, depending on what each writer wants.
    6)GL book: same as flash book, solo hal/alan/john/guy/etc stories, or green lantern corps stories
    7)Wonder woman book: a book about wondie
    8)Justice League book: Team book
    9) Titans book: Team book, more soap opera focused than just superheroics, in an x-men vibe.
    10)Brave and Bold: Short duo stories, focusing on character interactions.
    11)DC Magic: like dc/ac/gl/etc, a book either with solo magic folks, or team of magic folks.
    12)Harley Quinn: Don't like the bitch, but she sells, gotta be realistic about this
    13)villains book: same shit as ,magic and others, small or big stories about villain character -or groups-, varied creative teams, changing with each story.
    14)-15). You've noticed lots of books with small or at least varied lengths and different creatives. If a character(s)-writer-artist combo gets really positive feedback, it gets a full run using these book slots

    There. These 15, enough.
    I suppose an Elseworld book is also good -I want a JSA one too, but I doubt it'd sell-

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >who should run the company
    Editor-san
    >how many ongoing titles should they have?
    Three
    >Detective Comics
    1. Batman(and Robin)
    2. Batgirl
    3. Nightwing
    4. Green Arrow
    5. Deathstroke
    6. Red Hood
    7. Birds of Prey
    8. Question
    9. Blue Beetle(Ted Kord)
    10. Richard Dragon
    >Action Comics
    1. Superman
    2. Flash
    3. Green Lantern
    4. Martian Manhunter
    5. Mister Terrific
    6. Firestorm
    7. Doctor Light(Kimiyo Hoshi)
    8. Blue Beetle(Jaime Reyes)
    9. Plastic Man
    >Sensation Comics
    1. Wonder Woman
    2. Aquaman
    3. Shazam
    4. John Constantine
    5. Zatanna
    6. Doctor Fate
    7. Etrigan
    8. Swamp Thing
    9. Amethyst

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Shadbase.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    ongoing run for core justice league member then limited series to other characters

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