- Posted by Johanna on March 22, 2014 at 3:01 pm
- Category: Comic News
Have you seen the DC All Access promo YouTube show? Here’s an episode from earlier this week:
I’ve set the embed ahead to show the art content with Cliff Chiang, because that was my favorite part. I love his work, and it was neat to see him inking. (And you can win a piece of his original art, if you play along on Twitter before Monday morning.) The earlier content featured a visit to the set of Arrow, promoting the “Suicide Squad” episode that aired Wednesday. (This video came out Tuesday, and I’m late talking about it.)
As one might expect from a video show, this recurring promotional piece tends to focus on visuals, whether from the TV shows or video games, but it is fun to see them talking to artists on Skype — often a necessity, since the show comes out of the West Coast. It’s great to see such professional promo pushing DC product, but for me, in a way, it’s another sign that things have changed substantially. The slickness of the hosts and material feels as though it’s pushing fans away, establishing boundaries and positioning them as passive consumers. Comics were attractive because they seemed to be made by people like me, and their creators were approachable. Fans became pros and yet remembered their fandom. Perhaps it’s safer to change that, these days.
In this almost-eight-minute show, you can also see Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner talking about their Harley Quinn title (2:30) and Dan Jurgens on “Aquaman and the Others” (3:40). I found it odd that the hosts aren’t introduced — I wonder who they are?