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August 02020

Chadwick Boseman Dies: Black Panther Star Succumbs To Cancer At 43

[Hollywood reeling] [MCU tributes]
[All Deadline articles tagged 'Chadwick Boseman']

Washington Post obituary [portrayed Jackie Robinson, James Brown, Thurgood Marshall, and T'Challa]

Ryan Coogler Pays Emotional Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: What An Incredible Mark He's Left For Us

Saturday Night Live: Black Jeopardy with Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa [YouTube]

[31 August 02020]

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DC Implosion: 02020/AT&T/Covid Edition

DC Universe, DC Comics Staff See Layoffs Amid WarnerMedia Restructure [Variety]

DC Comics, DC Universe Hit By Major Layoffs [Hollywood Reporter]

DC's Jim Lee On The Company's Future: "We Are Still In The Business of Publishing Comics" [Hollywood Reporter] [Lee in champion/justification/defense mode?: "I don't think they want to stop us from publishing comics. Comics serve a lot of different purposes and one of them is it's a great way to incubate ideas and creating the next great franchises. We want to continue that. Why would you want to stop that? Why would you want to stop creating great content that could be used across the greater enterprise?"]

DC's Future Isn't What It Used To Be- But At Least It Still Has One (For Now) [Rob Salkowitz on ICv2] [more young-adult, less supercomics, more global, more digital; AT&T doesn't hate you, they're just too big to care]

Superhero Comics May Have Finally Met Their Kryptonite [Rob Salkowitz on ICv2] [comics and graphic novel sales boomed 11% between 02018 and 02019, with a majority of the record $1.21 billion sales coming from graphic novels, particularly young-adult titles sold through bookstores, online retailers and online, while Marvel/DC supercomics in the Direct Market have Nero-fiddled chasing after hardcore fans]

DC, The Fate Of The Floppy, Hollywood And The Great Reckoning [The Beat]

New DC co-Editors-In-Chief are supercomics lifer Marie Javins [she reportedly was who brought Warren Ellis to work on Dr. Strange] [Bobbie Chase, who Ellis reportedly didn't want to work with, is one layoff] and young-adult superstar Michele Wells; more young-adult direction seen, with conflict built-in

Is AT&T Getting Ready To Kill DC Comics? [this was pre-Covid-shutdowns; DC's publishing unit is estimated to have generated about $300 million in revenue 02019, which would be just 0.2% of AT&T's annual revenue; continuing to publish comics seen as little more than trademark maintenance/harvesting for other media]

DC Comics Publishing Numbers Will Be Cut From 20-25%
After The Bloodbath- The Start Of A New Two-Year Plan For DC Comics?
[from the midlist/bottom of the line that was losing money and getting crushed by Covid]
[near-extinction events happen in comics from time to time, like Marvel's bankruptcy; biggest DC Comics layoff ever, though not as a percentage; layoffs are top-heavy with many editors remaining; current DC situation akin to the 01978 DC Implosion (that was attributed to blizzards, recession, paper costs) or when Marvel's 90's attempt at in-house distribution collapsed?]

AT&T, new owner of Warner and DC, is $196 BILLION in debt [Yahoo Finance page as of today]

AT&T has laid off 41,000 employees just since it received its 02017, $42 billion tax cut from the Trump Administration

Articles tagged "DC bloodbath" at Bleeding Cool

[23 August 02020]

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Out today 5 Aug: Doctor Strange Surgeon Supreme #6

And... it includes a note in the back from Mark Waid that the comic is coming to a close.

Marvel Cancels Doctor Strange With Today's #6

Marvel Surprise-Cancels Dr. Strange Title

Update: There was a #7 in the original June solicits put out back in March. "This comic will not be released."

[5 August 02020]

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