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goggle_kid ([personal profile] goggle_kid) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-06-07 02:20 am

More DC Race Fail

Dave Brothers Beat Me To This One

More of Ian Sattler at the the Heroes Con DC Nation panel.

"A serious topic came up about how characters who are minorities who happened to be legacy characters like Ryan Choi are killed off so their caucasian counterparts can return and how they feel like they are being cheated or sidelined out of their roles. Sattler took a more serious tone. "It's so hard for me to be on the other side because it's not our intention. There is a reason behind it all. We don't see it that way and strive very hard to have a diverse DCU. I mean, we have green, pink, and blue characters. We have the Great Ten out there and I have counter statistics, but I won't get into that. It's not how we perceived it. We get the same thing about how we treat our female characters."

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[identity profile] stolisomancer.insanejournal.com 2010-06-07 09:15 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, we're still having two different conversations here.

[personal profile] theanswer 2010-06-07 09:18 am (UTC)(link)
No, we're not.

The fan community on the Internet has a loud voice and their disapproval is hard to ignore, but if a DC exec. sees sales that have put them over their competitor for the first time in a long time then the obvious conclusion is that community is the minority and the direction the stories are in is a good one.

This isn't a difficult concept to grasp.
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[identity profile] stolisomancer.insanejournal.com 2010-06-07 10:06 am (UTC)(link)
No, it's not a difficult concept to grasp. It's also completely irrelevant to what I'm saying.

One more time: the stupid things they are saying and doing in and out of their comic books are amusing to me. The fact that they are currently #1 on the sales charts may be rewarding that behavior, and the near-unanimous annoyance of the fan community may not be translating directly to DC taking a sales hit, but that has precisely zero effect on my being entertained by their ineptitude. They may be good at selling comics, but they're straight fucking terrible at hiring people to speak on their behalf at comics conventions.