TheBlueHombre wrote:As I have stated before, I thought the run of H-B comics with Archie was one of the best. Do you know of any details as to why DC did not want to use you or some of the other talented writers from the Archie run? Were you privy to any of the discussions concerning the H-B comics at DC and why they did the stories that they did do? How well did they sell for Archie and DC?
Since this thread got bumped, I just noticed that I never answered this.
I think the main reason that I never got to write for them is that they were trying to make the characters "hip" and appeal to a new market, forsaking the real fans. I don't have any specific sales figures, but I gather that the DC line was not successful at all.
I never understand why they try to update characters. Who does that appeal to? The kids don't care because they don't remember the originals and the fans hate it because it's not the way they remember them. So, who is the target audience? Why not just create new characters instead of ruining old ones?
But then, "Alvin and the Chipmunks" made buckets of money, so I guess I don't know what I'm talking about.