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    Yep. Though I'm not sure it's the "real Bruce"...

    Yep. Though I'm not sure it's the "real Bruce" per your definition in it. It was awesome as a Mad Max look at the DC universe, but I think the plot failed to materialise, and that exposed the holes...
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    The only thing that will go into public domain is...

    The only thing that will go into public domain is the actual comics. They will then be free to reprint, distribute, and sell by any entity without paying royalties or permission from DC.

    The...
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    Wonder Woman #752 Preview

    The preview for Wonder Woman #752 is up at Adventures in Poor Taste.

    I'll refrain from commenting for now…
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    You're both right and wrong here. Oracle's...

    You're both right and wrong here.

    Oracle's story wasn't written as much as it emerged. There is no single run that tells it, instead it is built on decisions, observations, and storytelling from...
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    Certainly. But the Oracle story is one of the top...

    Certainly. But the Oracle story is one of the top stories that DC has. It breaches the DC universe and skewers the entire superhero meta-narrative.

    And Babs's Oracle shoes are mighty large shoes...
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    And now the real Batman has woken up and is...

    And now the real Batman has woken up and is walking around with the Joker in a jar? ;)
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    IANAL, but under conservative use of copyright...

    IANAL, but under conservative use of copyright law, copyright doesn't cover designs.

    Logotypes and brands are far more under the purview of trademark law.

    And if you are willing to brave DC's...
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    There are two different sets of legal frameworks...

    There are two different sets of legal frameworks that are at play here: copyrights and trademarks.

    What will happen to Superman will be similar to what has already happened to lots of popular...
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    Poll: There are plenty of writers who can edit. There...

    There are plenty of writers who can edit. There are rather fewer who can who are good editors. And even fewer who can be good publishers.

    About the only person who was both a good writer, a good...
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    "You know that chick that used to dance a lot...

    "You know that chick that used to dance a lot
    Every night, she'd be on the floor, shakin' what she's got
    Man, when I tell ya she was cool, she was red hot
    I mean she was steamin' "

    The Boys Are...
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    Poll: One shouldn't remember that DiDio wasn't working...

    One shouldn't remember that DiDio wasn't working in a vacuum. He always worked with several people around him, that quite probably had different visions on what stories DC should tell, and how to...
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    They are both equally deserving. But I'd say...

    They are both equally deserving.

    But I'd say that the world needs to see heroes like Oracle far more than it needs to see heroes like Batgirl. There are also far more heroes like Babsgirl around...
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    I can easily accept a Diana with greater powers...

    I can easily accept a Diana with greater powers than the other Amazons, or prophecies surrounding her birth. A lot of that can vary depending on what types of stories are to be told.

    But I think...
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    'Then my mouth wrote a check I couldn't afford, ...

    'Then my mouth wrote a check I couldn't afford,
    We was watchin' the People's Choice Awards --
    Hugh Jackman and Jude Law gettin' touchy-feely.

    I said, "Yeah, I bet they're the People Choice, ...
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    I really doubt the higher-ups as WB or AT&T...

    I really doubt the higher-ups as WB or AT&T measure the talent pool of DC.

    However, they can and do measure if a department suddenly starts bleeding people, especially senior (that is, hard to...
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    "My brothers and my sisters are stranded on this...

    "My brothers and my sisters are stranded on this road
    A hot and dusty road that a million feet done trod;
    Rich man took my home and drove me from my door
    And I ain't got no home in this world...
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    Comics writing definitely has its own grammar,...

    Comics writing definitely has its own grammar, style, and requirements. The qualities of story itself might be similar, but the way it is conveyed is drastically different.

    Seanan McGuire, who...
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    Poll: I don't doubt that. But I also think it's...

    I don't doubt that.

    But I also think it's clear that he didn't have the tools actually doing it. And to marginalised groups, good wishes and promises are plentiful. But they will only trust...
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    Poll: I doubt we can apportion blame exactly between...

    I doubt we can apportion blame exactly between the two, but at their level they arguably both failed to do their job to protect and help the people who Berganza harassed. Even if they didn't know....
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    Poll: Comic-Reader Lad and Ascended has already given a...

    Comic-Reader Lad and Ascended has already given a great overviews. I don't have much to add to what they've covered.

    I'm going to take another tack, with a start from Gail Simone's tweets about...
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    Restingvoice covered a lot of it. A creep like...

    Restingvoice covered a lot of it.

    A creep like Berganza can be fired, but he was there for quite some time, and didn't get fired until the whole matter became public. So while Berganza might be...
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    Poll: Here is a candidate: Michele Wells.

    Here is a candidate: Michele Wells.
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    A disappointment at the box office, sure. But...

    A disappointment at the box office, sure.

    But if you call this a flop, I'm not sure what you'd call Doolittle.

    Also, this movie has been reasonably well-received by critics, and its tail is...
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    Poll: DC needs a publisher, not a writer. I think...

    DC needs a publisher, not a writer.

    I think that's an important distinction to make. The job of the publisher is to hire and manage editors, and to help hire writers. A publisher might get to set...
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    "The Captain's tastes were simple, but his...

    "The Captain's tastes were simple, but his methods were complex.
    We found him with five partners, each of a different world and sex.
    The Shore Police were on the way-we had no second chance.
    We...
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