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Editorial Mandate: What to Do When a Publisher Blacklists You

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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Thu May 02, 2013 4:35 am

Andy Diggle just retweeted the original article.

Man, whisper it quietly, but DC blacklisting us is probably the best thing to ever happen to us (apart from me joining obvs :P )
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Thu May 02, 2013 4:37 am

Punchy wrote:Andy Diggle just retweeted the original article.

Man, whisper it quietly, but DC blacklisting us is probably the best thing to ever happen to us (apart from me joining obvs :P )


We should send Alex Segura a fruit basket. :twisted:
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu May 02, 2013 4:40 am

nietoperz wrote:
We should send Alex Segura a fruit basket. :twisted:


Definitely!
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Thu May 02, 2013 5:58 am

nietoperz wrote:
We should send Alex Segura a fruit basket. :twisted:

An obligatory one?
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Thu May 02, 2013 6:02 am

Keb wrote:An obligatory one?


Time for Pablito to come out of retirement!
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Thu May 02, 2013 6:04 am

:shock:

*hides*
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Thu May 02, 2013 11:25 am

Punchy wrote:Andy Diggle just retweeted the original article.

Man, whisper it quietly, but DC blacklisting us is probably the best thing to ever happen to us (apart from me joining obvs :P )


So are we finally famous?
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Thu May 02, 2013 11:28 am

Punchy wrote:Andy Diggle just retweeted the original article.

Man, whisper it quietly, but DC blacklisting us is probably the best thing to ever happen to us (apart from me joining obvs :P )


Someone said on 4Chan or BC that DC did this on purpose to make us famous. You don't think?! :smt017
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Thu May 02, 2013 11:31 am

Zechs wrote:
Someone said on 4Chan or BC that DC did this on purpose to make us famous. You don't think?! :smt017


I don't think DC is that generous...
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CountD

Undead Member

Postby CountD » Thu May 02, 2013 11:31 am

Zechs wrote:
Someone said on 4Chan or BC that DC did this on purpose to make us famous. You don't think?! :smt017


We're, not famous, we're...

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INFAMOUS!
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LoganRSA

penile prisoner

Postby LoganRSA » Thu May 02, 2013 11:43 am

CountD wrote:
We're, not famous, we're...

Image

INFAMOUS!


Damn, beat me to it! :lol:
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Thu May 02, 2013 11:50 am

CountD wrote:
We're, not famous, we're...

Image

INFAMOUS!


So what you're saying is...

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Thu May 02, 2013 12:01 pm

So... imfamous for being blacklisted by DC Comics and Angry Vaginas.... who's next?
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Thu May 02, 2013 2:44 pm

nietoperz wrote:
We should send Alex Segura a fruit basket. :twisted:


Someone alert Starlord...
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xaraan

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Postby xaraan » Thu May 02, 2013 3:45 pm

God only knows how far this thread has ventured off course, as I've only kept up with it here and there, but wanted to post something that goes along with my first post in the thread:

And really, what this tells everyone is that any site that you see DC working with, you know those sites aren't giving you honest commentary and reviews.


It was an interesting look at a panel coverage from BC:

In the days since, I’ve been reading coverage of the panel, and I find it particularly troubling how different news sources have either ignored this part of the Q&A, or mentioned it in a rather disingenuous way: Comic Book Resources describes the exchange as “lively and light-hearted”, Newsarama brushes it off by quoting Brevoort’s joke about doing better “the next time we kill Luke Cage”. I thought that the Marvel staffers onstage were clearly thrown off-balance by the question, but dealt with it in an up-front and sincere way; quoting only their jokes makes them appear less sensitive than they actually were, and reflects the media’s disinterest in continuing this conversation.


Here's the link to the whole article http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/05/01/comics-gender-race-and-pop-music-at-c2e2-you-know-the-usual/ But after being in the environment a few times already at conventions, it offers a look at what I've often seen where you are either in the circle of buddies with PR people, or not, and how to stay there.

I have no problem believing our snarky take on things is probably the biggest issue DC has with us, but I can guarantee you, even if we wrote our articles straight, but still honest, we'd still be getting the same treatment. They don't want people reporting on certain things, or offering a view that's not beneficial, they view geek websites as if we worked for them in marketing. It's pretty sad that any comic book "journalist" that's been in those environments would have any problem believing what went on between us and DC.

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