Addressing The Big Issue…Sort Of
DC hasn’t responded publicly to the current coronavirus situation but its Editor-in-chief Bob Harras has sent out an email to its freelancers…
To Our DC Talent Community,
Everyone here at DC is thinking of you and the challenges that you’re all facing in this current crisis. I want to stress that DC is fully open for business. Our editorial teams and support staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future but that will not interfere with our day-to-day operations.
Our main concern, of course, is your well-being and that of your families. No matter where you are in the world, take care and don’t hesitate to reach out. We realize that there may be unexpected challenges ahead and I want you to know that we are here to help.
No one knows, of course, how long this current situation may last. For now, this is our new normal. And as we transition to a company working from home, we gain the flexibility to overcome any challenge. Most importantly, we remain incredibly excited about the stories we will create together.
This is a very vague and noncommittal message. With Diamond shutting up shop in under two weeks, neither DC or Marvel have actually stated what they plan to do to keep the industry going while the biggest distributor is shutting its doors for an indeterminate period of time.