Last week, Paul Jenkins wrote an open letter about his decision to leave the likes of Marvel and DC behind and work exclusively on comic books through Boom!
We see more and more creators leaving DC Comics every day. If you are wondering why so much of DC’s product is sub-par and you’re unsatisfied, Paul Jenkins explains why. Creators are being treated not as creators but people who can fashion together whatever corporate gimmick DC/WB has decided they are going to try to sell. That’s why titles are so much less story and character driven, they are only pushing an agenda to make sales. And while yes, DC is a business that needs to sell product, the result of corporate and editorial stained books is all too tangible and is counter-productive to readership and the fans. Maybe if DC put creators first, they’d have some better stories that they could then promote to death.
Jenkins highlights a problem that’s been pretty clear for a while, and illustrates my problem with the comics industry. I love DC characters, but I just don’t like DC as a company anymore.