I've discussed previously how the Dabel Brothers have really had a problem with paying their talent for the comic books they produce. A few weeks ago, Dynamite announced that they were seeking to become partners with Dabel. They would handle distribution and everything, the Dabels would stay on staff to help bring in new talent and properties that helped them make such a splash.
Naturally, lots of us wondered about the mountain of debt. Would this mean the Dabels would start paying what they owe?
Today, an announcement from Dynamite. THEY are going to pay the bills.
Let's review the facts here so that you get the full "NO WAI!!!1!" effect. Dynamite is distributing and helping coordinate. They did not buy the Dabel Brothers debt. They had no obligation to do this. Now, they said they are contacting everyone owed to offer either an immediate settlement amount or a down payment with the rest due paid as it becomes available. Word through the grapevine is that EVERYONE owed money by the Dabels has been contacted and arrangements are being made now, no one left out in the cold on this one.
The cynic in me wonders what exactly the game is. But assuming I'm not letting paranoia color my perceptions, I have to give Dynamite a lot of credit for this. If it is genuine, then this is probably the biggest class act to hit the comic industry in years.
Just had to say that.