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    Z- you're quite right. Will, No aspersions against creators were inferred, but I do think the "waiting for the trade" mentality takes creators' efforts for granted. I apologise if my comment seemed "sharper than it should be", though - it wasn't intended.
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
    I could happily read Y for just the clever, and hilarious dialogue. On a base level, it was nice to read such witty (usually acerbic), and well rounded characters. It's no surprise to me that Vaughan writes for Lost now, as there's a similar pleasure in both properties. I know many were a bit peeved about the eventual reveal (I haven't read the final issue so I'm assuming that's the full reveal), but by the time I got there, I could really care less.

    I don't want to see a film though. Trying to capture all the nuances would be like trying to snatch up Superstring, and serving it as a kids snack.
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
    One of the main reasons that Vertigo has been having troubles is that the higher ups at Warner had DC cut the licensing rights to creators. So, say Neil wants to go and make a Death movie. He can do that--in his agreement, that's his character and he has the rights to it. If Garth or Warren want to do the same, they can to. But if, say, Simon Oliver wants to produce an Exterminators TV show or movie, he has other rings to jump through because DC now retains a certain level of the rights to that series. The effect is, of course, that when Grant Morrison wants to do something new with Vertigo, he doesn't because he doesn't necessarily retain all the rights that should be his to retain.

    So, WB effectively hamstrung the most appealing thing about Vertigo to its more successful creators, thus throwing it into the state it's in.

    This is, of course, a paraphrasing of what I've heard and read elsewhere, so I probably don't have all the details. I don't know when this came into effect so I don't know what series are effected by this.
  2.  (748.24)
    @ Patrick. No harm done.

    Even though the economic climate isn't good enough to wait for trades, it is quite flattering that people want to wait for the trades to perhaps get a more complete feel of a series.

    It's not something that I can see happening anytime soon. Which is a pity.