Originally Posted By: MBunge
And what has concerned me for a long time is that as comics has become a more and more ghettoized industry with a smaller and smaller audience, the discourse about comics becomes more and more dominated by people who insist the business reflect their ideological/aesthetic preferences without any regard for the business, you know, actually functioning as a business.

After being profitable enough to stay in print for over 20 years, Watchmen sold 1,000,000 copies in 2008. Obviously, the wisest business decision DC could make is: alienate Alan Moore.

Even if you assume Moore is being unreasonable,* it still makes financial sense to keep him happy. People don't put up with Kanye West's tantrums because of their ideological preferences. They put up with him because then you get to sell another Kanye West album.

*Because, y'know... you're dumb.
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