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The next question was about Marvel and DC Comics not being creator friendly. Ennis said he thinks that DC Comics has realized what Marvel Comics has, that you do not have to do creator-owned comics, and you can keep putting out the same thing and people will buy it. “Before Watchmen”—which he said he has not read and will not read—is a message that the balance is going away from the writers and artists back to corporate. As such, DC Comics is not creator friendly right now. He said that going to smaller publishers and getting as much of your own works out in print is not changing the industry, but survival. He does not want to be a creator in failing health asking for charity. Nor does he want to be a creator knocking out a “Huntress/Catwoman” series at 65. He said there is “no union, no one looking out for” the creators. Later he added that he wished he owned several characters he created under work-for-hire agreements, including Baracuda (from “The Punisher,” published by Marvel Comics), Kev (meaning Kevin “Kev” Hawkins from “The Authority” published by WildStorm), and “Hitman” (from DC Comics).
Apparently Ennis put on a really good panel at some convention this weekend.