#1 Posted by IamGog (298 posts) - - Show Bio

My opinion yes. I want to see how Darkhorse, and Image comics write him.

#2 Posted by GunGunW (996 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#3 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (8071 posts) - - Show Bio

DC should keep him where he is. Besides, they won't give up someone that popular.

#4 Edited by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

Why bother? He's so generic, is there any company that doesn't have their own stable of Flying Bricks already?

#5 Posted by Regal_Rumble_Man (874 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be a fun thought if Japan gets their hands on him

#6 Edited by EdBlank (540 posts) - - Show Bio
  
#7 Posted by IamGog (298 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg: I think the creators should allow like darkhorse. Darkhorse has hellboy,star wars,Buffy,and so on..All they need someone with a cape.

#8 Edited by mhanuroth (208 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by Dabee (2394 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not really a matter of whether or not it SHOULD, it will eventually. I believe it's the life of the creator +70 years. (Which I think is a bit too long.) D.C. would still make the main stories, but it would be interesting to see some independent fans take on the character.

#10 Posted by IamGog (298 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

@dabee said:

It's not really a matter of whether or not it SHOULD, it will eventually. I believe it's the life of the creator +70 years. (Which I think is a bit too long.) D.C. would still make the main stories, but it would be interesting to see some independent fans take on the character.

unless the character keeps being used by the original creator or something?
and taking to consideration DC won the trial vs the Siegel family, maybe they wont have to release Superman as a public domain EVER. I dont know about those laws in the US, but I think its something like that...

#12 Edited by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20320 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#13 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

ROFL, no,

#14 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

No

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#15 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21972 posts) - - Show Bio

@iamgog: you just want to watch the world burn, dont you?

#16 Edited by nappystr8 (1114 posts) - - Show Bio

While I realize the major benefits of entering the public domain, I think what works best about Marvel and DC franchises is the way their titles overlap and have a consistent and cohesive direction. I don't know if Superman or Batman would be quite the stars they are today without the likes of Green Lantern, or the Flash, or Wonder Woman complementing them. So I am very happy keeping Superman and all the others right where they are.

#17 Posted by Cezar_TheScribe (2615 posts) - - Show Bio

The public domain is generally defined (e.g. by the U.S. Copyright Office) as the sum of works that are not copyrighted, i.e.

  1. that were not eligible for copyright in the first place, or
  2. whose copyright has expired, or
  3. that were released into the public domain by the copyright holder.

I doubt Superman going to the public domain.

@fodigg said:

Why bother? He's so generic, is there any company that doesn't have their own stable of Flying Bricks already?

Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy within the American comic book.

Superman's appearance is distinctive and iconic. He usually wears a blue costume, red cape, and stylized red-and-yellow "S" shield on his chest.

This shield is used in a myriad of media to symbolize the character.

He's hardly "generic."

#18 Posted by RustyRoy (12812 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely not. And if they want something different with Superman then Elseworlds or Vertigo is a much better place than Image.

#19 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

Why bother? He's so generic, is there any company that doesn't have their own stable of Flying Bricks already?

Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy within the American comic book.

Superman's appearance is distinctive and iconic. He usually wears a blue costume, red cape, and stylized red-and-yellow "S" shield on his chest.

This shield is used in a myriad of media to symbolize the character.

He's hardly "generic."

ha.

#20 Posted by JediXMan (30709 posts) - - Show Bio

What?

... No. Just... just no.

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#21 Posted by JediXMan (30709 posts) - - Show Bio

Why was this bumped, anyway? The TC was banned awhile ago.

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#22 Edited by Cezar_TheScribe (2615 posts) - - Show Bio