Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh
1. Dude two large companies merge in market is less competition period. redundancy alone will decrease the amount of job available.
You're talking about Disney and TW here. Not Marvel and DC. Two huge media conglomerates merging would cause less competition if there was a whole lot of redundancy but there isn't a whole lot.
Keep it to Disney and TW if you're going to talk about who is merging.
2. no other company can fill the void left by dc or marvel, this relaly isn't an arguemnt.
That remains to be seen.
3. different visions in the same medium. the medium itself always eventually returns to the status quo thats what happens in narratives that never end. but having different stories/vision/tones with the medium is important.
So what if it's two different visions in the same medium? Marvel and DC have two different visions in the same medium right now. Disney has been largely hands off of Marvel comics as long as they continue to make money. Disney acquiring TW and thus DC does not directly affect DC's editorial vision unless DC isn't holding up it's end financially and if that happens that would be on them.
Saying "the medium itself always eventually returns to the status quo" isn't even a sentence that makes sense. The medium is comic books. The genre is superheroes. However, if I ignored those misunderstandings and bought in to what you were saying Spider-Man would still be a teenager in HS. There are changes, even in never ending narratives.
The different visions within the same medium doesn't change anything if Disney buys WB. So competition wouldn't be directly affected.
4. What is the purpose of buying a second publishing company and paying extra for redundancies between them. I assume that Disney purchasing WB and DC would eventually lead to consolidation of redundancies and the merger of the two companies like in all acquisitions.
Again you seem to be missing the entire point. Disney wouldn't be buying just a 2nd publishing company (lets ignore that you're ignoring the other publishing companies Disney already currently owns outside of Marvel) they would be buying the Time Warner corporation and everything that comes with it. That's the purpose. If you read up on this possiblity it talks about what Disney lacks and what they would gain in purchasing Time Warner (not just DC). Not to mention the hundreds of millions they'd make off of tv, and the movie studios earnings directly connected to the publishing company that they're based on. That they also have a publishing company that makes superhero comics isn't an immediate redundancy for the simple fact about the void you're claiming can't be filled by anybody else being a key factor in them continuing on. That it's a separate publishing company would keep the jobs in place for the most part (especially given the amount of ppl DC has already cut from their payroll after their recent move to the west coast).
What you're basically saying is if Disney buys TW they'll eventually get a look at DC and say either they should just have Marvel guys take over or the reverse because a lot of these guys have the same jobs and it would be cost effective ignoring the output in amount of comics monthly of both publishing companies and the income they make separately. It'd be way more smarter to have the same approach Disney has with Marvel if they were to also own DC.Edited by Master Zik - 8/15/14 at 12:55pm