Will this affect DC Comics? Is this good or bad?

Will this affect DC Comics?

Is this good or bad?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Like the Action Comics #1 version back when he couldn't fly?

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Public domain laws are shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cool it with the antisemitic remarks

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How did affect to Mickey Mouse?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The IP is fricked.
      No one gives a shit.
      If Looney Tunes, Popeye, Betty Boop, and Conan was fricking public domain then we'd have something.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >years of saying "once steam boat goes PD, we are going to get the good stuff!"
        >goes PD
        >as expected only memes and grifter horror movies came out of it
        >"with the next character going PD though, its going to be wild!"
        Sure buddy.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The real issue is that by PD takes so long that nobody cares by the time you can use stuff. Imagine if it were only 25 years: there is a nonzero chance at least one studio would have made a Road to El Dorado sequel.
          But with PD being as long as it is, particularly for comics which have become these immortal amalgams, you basically have access to a name and EXACTLY the specs of a hero at the time of the almost 100 year old release, because any possible power you would want to add was probably tacked on in the last 100 years and would put you back in violation.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bro...no one credible was saying that.
          Who in the frick cares about mickey mouse?

          The anime industry was born from betty boop and popeye.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You can strictly and not use the depiction of supes in that year but not even his image and in an entire different look because companies can still sue for trade dress which describes how something looks rather than a abstract concept which is a copyright or name which is a trademark. Unfortunately you and the bulk of people are are jobless nerds or uneducated nerds with jobs who refuse to do your due diligence

          You might as well create an expy like how they did with homelander and the others

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Strictly use the depiction*

            Sorry, brain freeze

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because Disney goes after people that try and do creative stuff with Steamboat Willie while letting the horror stuff go by because they know the horror stuff won’t hurt them.

          If the US government weren’t such cucks to corporations, then public domain would mean actually mean something.
          Trademark should be abolished after something is made public domain.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can make media using specifically the Steamboat Willy design, but you cannot refer to him by name. Same goes for all of the characters in the short.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People can make artificial intelligence shit out a thousand designs of steamboat Willie, pick the best ones and sell it in products

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hopefully, it will slow people to create their own stories with the characters.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well Satan, I for one can't wait for Superman but Horror.
    Only slightly different form Superman but evil.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well, Satan, I can't wait to take Superman and make him all dark and hard-edge horror. Bet nobody's done that before.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well Satan, I for one can't wait for Superman but Horror.
      Only slightly different form Superman but evil.

      Ngl. Hard to say. Horror Mickey took off the way it did because no one outside animation geeks have any real affection left for the character and people wanted to raise middle fingers at Disney

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >people wanted to raise middle fingers at Disney
        Parody being fair use meant MANY people had been doing that for YEARS. It's just that now, complete hacks can make money off it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Will this affect DC Comics?
      No

      >Is this good or bad?
      Good if you're planning to sell reprints of Action comics #1, bad in that we will get yet another wave of awful cash grab horror flicks made by/for people who dont understand how public domain works

      Unlike Pooh and Mickey, a lot of people already did horror Superman, even DC and WB themselves

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >can't wait to take Superman and make him all dark and hard-edge horror. Bet nobody's done that before.

      Well Satan, I for one can't wait for Superman but Horror.
      Only slightly different form Superman but evil.

      >Superman but Horror

      You both mean EXACTLY like that movie from five years, ago?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >when Brightburn does a better Homelander than The Boys

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not gonna lie, I'd like a Junji Ito-inspired-specifically, Ito's non-outright horror longform stuff like Black Paradox-take on Superman. Could be pretty neat.
      >a lot of the drama, by quantity, is from Japanese Clark being a neurotic (like, even by Ito protagonist standards) mess because holding back on his strength and speed to the extent he does does NOT come naturally to his body even after a lifetime of it and he lives in constant terror of his simplest actions breaking shit or maiming people >he also has to deal with lingering sensory overload stuff, left over from the kid Clark bits in Man of Steel
      >getting involved in disaster rescue like in the parts of Man of Steel where he's a drifter is calming for Japanese Clark because (within reason, such as when there's no witnesses around) he can go as fast as he needs to and use as much force as he needs to
      >the envy and covetousness aspects of Lex's resentment of Superman becomes really really fricking creepy when Itofied

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Will this affect DC Comics?
    No

    >Is this good or bad?
    Good if you're planning to sell reprints of Action comics #1, bad in that we will get yet another wave of awful cash grab horror flicks made by/for people who dont understand how public domain works

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >sell reprints of Action comics
      That's not how public domain works. Action Comics, the name, for example, is still an actively used trademark and even the font style is what is termed actively used 'trade dress' (think the Coca Cola or Apple logos type font).

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing will happen. Trademarks have ruined copyright and public domain. Because of trademarks, corporations will be allowed to own characters forever and never let them go.

        Okay, so how did Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey get away with using the name Winnie the Pooh in the title?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because Winnie-The-Pooh isn't trademarked. The hypenless Winnie the Pooh is.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Basically, if you call your version of Superman, Super-Man, then you're fine.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Be ready for a wave of either edgy Superman or evil Superman.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But that's just the 2010s.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In all honesty, the Superman brand is so tainted it wouldn't surprise me if we saw a wave of silver age Superman

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Will this affect DC Comics?
    Yes.
    >Is this good or bad?
    Bad for DC, good for everyone else. The fact that Marvel can make comics about Superman and Batman (but DC can't make comics about Spiderman or Wolverine) is a shotgun slug to the head of DC and will likely kill the company's comic division dead. Those are the only things they have that sell at all. After them, their next best seller is some shit like Harley Quinn, and she's not going to carry the whole company on her clussy shoulders.
    >is there anything they can do
    They would need to somehow get enough other characters over that they don't need Batman or Superman anymore. This would be a tough stunt to pull in the best of times, and DC is struggling to survive as is. Realistically, I think the company is just fricking doomed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bad for DC, good for everyone else. The fact that Marvel can make comics about Superman and Batman (but DC can't make comics about Spiderman or Wolverine) is a shotgun slug to the head of DC and will likely kill the company's comic division dead.

      It doesn't work like that because a lot of what people are familiar with Superman and Batman and assorted characters was not all there in the 40s. Marvel could use them but they have to wait year-by-year for certain characters and characterizations to use

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It doesn't work like that because a lot of what people are familiar with Superman and Batman and assorted characters was not all there in the 40s
        But 1) it'll be close enough for most people and 2) it'll get closer every year as more aspects of the character lose protection. It's not an instant death, but it opens a wound that cannot be healed and gets worse and worse constantly, and it will be lethal to DC in a few years after their top characters become PD. Only way out for them is to somehow succeed at making their other characters massively popular. Even with best possible talent and leadership that would be very difficult, and with the current state of the company it's impossible.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Marvel can make comics about Superman and Batman
      They won't. You might get one-off appearances as jokes, but Marvel won't do anything serious.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Marvel won't do anything serious.

        Only reason they wouldn't is if they want to show mercy to DC. As a business move it makes perfect sense to take over those characters. Even if Marvel's versions have to be different, soon people would start to regard them as the "real" versions simply because they come packaged with Spiderman.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    morons think a character becoming PD means they'll get everything. No, it's their first appearances before all of the iconic shit associated with them. You try to use something that originated from the 70s movie, you';re getting sued out the ass. Can't even use the iconic S symbol, or have Superman in the title.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not to mention that WB will sue you if they feel like they have to right to.

      It even says so in OP’s article.

      Basically, you wound be required to change the name and characters drastically to use them.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    More importantly, how will this affect Bicycle Repair Man?

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing will happen. Trademarks have ruined copyright and public domain. Because of trademarks, corporations will be allowed to own characters forever and never let them go.

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