I've gone back to the comic world recently and noticed 5 incredible things with DC. DC is no longer a comics company, DC is nothing about comics anymore since DC's parent company do not depend on comics as a revenue stream. Time Warner and Warner Bros today are focused on HBO, the Internet, computers, commercials, Harry Potter, Hobbit movies and all their other big entertainment products. Yes they do make great movies like Batman but Nolan's Bat trilogy is finished, ManofSteel got very mixed reaction and DC launched a number of box office flops like Jonah Hex and flops like Green Lantern. Time Warner and Warner Bros can generate money from far less expensive far less risky projects. The comicbook market has changed, comic book works that are more gritty, social and edgier sell today, you have stuff like Walking Dead, Red Sonja, Preacher, Watchmen, 30 Days of Night that attracted fans. If you don't know these comics they are very different to Superman and Wonder Woman, a very different feel and sometimes have overboard violence and sometimes sex. Marvel is ahead of DC and might survive competition from the independent world maybe because they had a perception of always been grittier or more social....its like Joss Whedon says once you take out Batman DC has no people left, all DC are "Gods". DC are from the era when they were creating modern mythical overpowered gods. "And the thing that made rival publisher Marvel Comics "extraordinary was that they created people" DC comics did a very ambitious re-imagining or New 52 revamp with all its characters, all its universe got a galaxy spanning timeline reboot. Such remakes can make money, marketing gimmicks like this can bring cash but instead of revitalizing the brand it has caused many loyal readers to flee. DC sales have dropped massively. The comic world was once dominated by DC in the 30s, 40s, 50s and early 60s, it is not anymore. DC is like a really old athlete ready for retirement, it is not just facing competition from rival Marvel but new studios from Image comics, Dynamite comics, IDW comics, European comics, Japanese comics and other publishers are coming into conventions and comic shops and owning 32% of an industry DC once owned. Politics and in-fighting, there's a hell of a lot of it today. Creative disasters due to silly decisions by management and poor editorial moves DC comics is bleeding out writers like never before. Those of us familar with the industry remember times when the like of Alan Moore or Frank Miller used to throw hissy fits and swear never to work the entertainment and comic industry ever again. However today its even worse - Gail Simone Wonder Woman writer, Simpsons writer and Deadpool writer has gone independent will probably never write for DC ever again. J Michael Straczynski Babylon-5 writer, Thor writer is finished with DC, finished with the big companies will probably stay Independent or work on tv shows. Mark Waid, writer of one of DC most classic works Kingdom Come is done with DC, he will probably be a writer for Marvel or Independents. Joss Whedon famously had his idea for bringing Wonder Woman to the big screen rejected, he will now work on Marvel blockbusters and tv shows like SHIELD. DC risks not just getting beat by Marvel but beat by Image, Dynamite and many other independents .