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    Today, 09:59 AM
    I can't make an assessment without seeing the actual conversation. Also, remember that the Oracle fans has had to deal with a lot of ableism,...
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    Today, 02:16 AM
    Now, I haven't read those particular exchanges, but a lot of the language used by Babsgirl fans is ableist. If you say "stuck in the wheelchair" it...
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    Today, 02:01 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    I think we might need to differ between the "trades omnibuses" and the "trade OGNs" when looking at DC's output. The trade omnibuses are rather cheap...
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    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    I have sort of the opposite reaction. DC may have tried to—and even succeeded at—recruit good people for these panels, but as for the panels...
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    Yesterday, 01:45 PM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    I think DC's editors will need to relearn how to edit stories, yes, in the sense of taking incoming scripts and pitches and making them better. There...
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    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    And looking a bit more into my crystal ball on what might change with DC. Several of the lower-performing regular titles will be cut. This does...
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    Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    I'm 99.9% sure that these cancellations have nothing to do with the layoffs. Any books solicited right now are pretty far ahead in the pipeline. I...
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    08-13-2020, 12:06 PM
    No problem. Isn't the first time this has happened to someone, and likely won't be the last.
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    08-13-2020, 12:04 PM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    No, DC didn't hire Kuhn to write Cass. They hired Kuhn to write for the YA line, but she was given the freedom to select between a great number of...
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    08-13-2020, 11:32 AM
    I want to like Still Waters more than I actually do. I like the focus on Diana as a person who creates peace by uncovering truth. I like that the...
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    08-13-2020, 10:59 AM
    Sorry to say this, but Shalla Bal already posted that cover back on page 2.
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    08-12-2020, 02:33 PM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    On the new manager of DC to be from e-sports, as reported by e.g. Bleeding Cool, a lot will depend on the actual person and on the role that the...
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    08-12-2020, 02:19 PM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    It's not one woman, but two that seems to be taking over the role of publishers: Marie Javins and Michele Wells. And I believe you are doing both of...
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    08-12-2020, 12:59 PM
    I can understand Gaius and PopQuezy. To me, this is a well-crafted (though I have some quibbles) example of a story that I don't enjoy. Tamiko has...
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    08-12-2020, 12:19 PM
    Defending everyone's right to light for their garden since 2004 (at least)
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    08-12-2020, 10:57 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    Black Label most assuredly published some good stuff. Last Knight on Earth was really ambitious and interesting, even if I think Snyder didn't manage...
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    08-12-2020, 06:50 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    Thanks for that long and analytical post, Myskin. I'd like to add some bit more to it. Basically, Black Label as it was executed was rather...
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    08-12-2020, 06:36 AM
    Raising my hat for seismic-2, and thanks to foxley, Ajax_X, and Javasaurus for votes and honourable mentions!
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    08-11-2020, 09:48 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    Speaking for myself, I think DC has worshiped at the altar of continuity for too long, and need to relearn storytelling and engaging characters. So...
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    08-11-2020, 08:54 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    I mean it, you're one of the quality posters here. I do hope that we will see a bit of a creative shift here. Nothing really drastic, but I think...
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    08-11-2020, 07:44 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    Yep. People love change in the theory; not so much in practice. This is especially in cases like this where you have a creative business, and the...
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    08-11-2020, 12:51 AM
    A Will Eisner cover is always the thing to beat, and this time, no-one managed: Kirby101! Honourable mention to Scott Taylor: fedoras were...
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    08-11-2020, 12:15 AM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    Well, I was apparently dead wrong back on page 1. This was some major impact on DC's publishing side. Lots of good analysis by Ascended earlier in...
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    08-10-2020, 02:43 PM
    kjn replied to a thread Layoffs at DC? in DC Comics
    Given a company the size of Warner Bros, 650 staffers is less than 10% of the workforce, and it seems they are focusing more on reducing redundant...
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    08-10-2020, 01:27 PM
    Most classic hats are like that: there were rather simple adjustments in details and in molding between various types of hats. But compared to a...
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    08-10-2020, 08:30 AM
    Fedoras weren't originally a private eye thing. That's something that has come out afterwards, out of film noir. Originally, the first popular user...
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