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DC Announces Justice League Creative Team Change One Week Before Issue Releases

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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Mon May 13, 2013 10:19 am

DC Announces Justice League Creative Team Change One Week Before Issue Releases

Gene Ha and a bevy of stock artists will be providing the art.



Source: CBR

DC announced today that next week's Justice League #20 will feature art from a platoon of artists, including Gene Ha, Andres Guinaldo, Joe Prado and Rob Hunter.  Ha has drawn the bulk of the issue, with Guinaldo, Prado and Hunter tag teaming a total of five pages.  Ivan Reis and Prado were originally solicited to draw the issue. 

Here's perennial good sport Gene Ha's thoughts on being DC's go to unexpected fill-in artist:

I should say that there's not a real strategy to what books I've been working on at DC.

Spot on statement of DC's treatment of creators.

While DC changing up artists on books to make them run on time isn't exactly unexpected (it's been a signature part of DC's New 52), it's the timing of the announcement that really gets me.  By waiting until a week before the book comes out to state that the art is coming from a group of fill-ins, they've effectively prevented retailers from scaling their orders back to reflect the lack of an A-list artist.  And honestly, since DC has delayed other top sellers such as Green Lantern and Justice League of America, why couldn't they have just let Ha finish the whole issue.  Would an extra week really screw up DC's publishing strategy?  And even if it had, has that stopped DC before?

Anyways, DC shouldn't look to Ha to bail them out again.  The artist announced to CBR that he was taking a sabbatical to hone his creative skills.

 



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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:28 am

Two Pencillers and two Inkers is a "platoon" ? :lol:

"I should say that there's not a real strategy to what books I've been working on at DC," he explained. "I've really been pinch hitting depending on what editors need
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Herald

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Postby Herald » Mon May 13, 2013 10:28 am

The timing is not a coincidence. This week is when the stores get the preview copy, so the proprietors would notice right away that the book features a bunch of guest artists. Now that they're about to get caught, NOW they decide to admit to their bait-and-switch. This is typical Dan and the Gang cheap chicanery.
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:30 am

As for Ha's next project, the artist revealed he's taking a brief break from regular comics work. "At this point, at the end of C2E2 I actually started my sabbatical, and I won't be working for a while. I'm going to start off by taking some personal time, sharpening up my skills and learning some new ones such as how to use all the stuff on my computer I never learned to use. Then after about two months of that, I'm hoping to start on a creator-owned project -- maybe something by Zander Cannon. He's one of those writers I love working with."
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Zechs

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Postby Zechs » Mon May 13, 2013 10:48 am

So the DC PR blunter is now reset to 0 isn't it? DAMMIT! I thought they could last until Tues.
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BlueStreak

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Postby BlueStreak » Mon May 13, 2013 10:50 am

Zechs wrote:So the DC PR blunter is now reset to 0 isn't it? DAMMIT! I thought they could last until Tues.


We didn't reset it. It's stupid, but not full on PR disaster.
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Mon May 13, 2013 11:09 am

BlueStreak wrote:
We didn't reset it. It's stupid, but not full on PR disaster.


Oh thank goodness. Then there's still hope they'll have a full on PR disaster by Tues.

RizzRustbolt

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Postby RizzRustbolt » Mon May 13, 2013 1:12 pm

If they wanted to stick with a strict release schedule for all their books, then they probably shouldn't have all the creative decisions funneled through two people's rather opposing creative philosophies.
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sdsichero

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Postby sdsichero » Mon May 13, 2013 3:50 pm

Crap.

I love Gene Ha's work. I have no interest in JL.

Oh well, if I remember, I guess I will pick this up.

Thanks Outhouse.
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Draco x

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Postby Draco x » Mon May 13, 2013 4:02 pm

More drama in the DC Comics soap opera.
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Gene Ha

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Postby Gene Ha » Mon May 13, 2013 4:41 pm

"By waiting until a week before the book comes out to state that the art is coming from a group of fill-ins, they've effectively prevented retailers from scaling their orders back to reflect the lack of an A-list artist."

Hope those who buy the book don't feel to burnt by my B-list drawings. I shall perennially be a good sport and will use my sabbatical to sharpen my skills up to your standards. Excelsior to everyone on this forum! :D
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Mon May 13, 2013 4:44 pm

:lol: :lol:
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon May 13, 2013 4:50 pm

:lol:
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xaraan

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Postby xaraan » Mon May 13, 2013 4:57 pm

"It's been 0 Days since The Outhouse did something stupid"
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HNutz

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Postby HNutz » Mon May 13, 2013 5:10 pm

Gene Ha wrote:"By waiting until a week before the book comes out to state that the art is coming from a group of fill-ins, they've effectively prevented retailers from scaling their orders back to reflect the lack of an A-list artist."

Hope those who buy the book don't feel to burnt by my B-list drawings. I shall perennially be a good sport and will use my sabbatical to sharpen my skills up to your standards. Excelsior to everyone on this forum! :D


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