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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."

[personal profile] theanswer 2010-06-07 02:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm thinking more along the lines of determining quality. Imagine if you were a DC executive and hear all of this outrage on the Internet concerning your most popular title. From that point of view I can understand how they may not see a correlation if the title is so successful.
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[personal profile] shadeedge 2010-06-07 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I can see how it would be easy to think that. I mean, we don't get to see how successful (or otherwise) a comic is if it were different, because it's not. We don't have sales stats for these comics with those objectionable points removed - we can look to see how they affect the comics afterwards, but even then, we can't know how successful it might have been.

Put another way. If i'm a DC executive, aware of the furor, and I then see the sales figures and see that Superman (or whatever) is selling pretty averagely, I might well conclude that the furor had no effect. But it's quite possible that other factors have come into play which effectively hide a drop rate. If i'm selling 100 Supermans, I don't know that I might well have actually sold 120 Supermans; or that the furor has cost me 20 purchases but other points have gained me 20.

I'd also be fired the next day for my low sales, but hey. ;)