So, while writing the God of Comics twitter feed this week and the following Afterthought, I got to thinking. It was not a terribly good thought, but it was one that made a lot of sense. Time Warner’s favorite source of creative properties, DC Comics, has been having some issues lately. This isn’t the first time this has happened with an intellectual property under the care of Time Warner, and there are a number of parallels between this time and last.
The company in question no longer exists. It went from making massive profits one year to losing $80 million the next. The company I’m talking about is, of course, WCW – a wrestling company that was once the cornerstone of Turner Broadcasting. (more…)