Inspired by this exchange:
Keith I am telling you I would rather have The Invisibles than All-Star Superman and, uh, Creator-Owned Something By Darwyn Cooke than The Spirit.
Anyway, this isn't about cancelled comics anymore, so I will shut up and stop bitching.
I'm pretty sure Darwyn Cooke would rather be doing The Spirit than "Creator-Owned something"
...let's talk about creators.
There are some fantastic creators working in the Marvel/DC idea mines, and if their biggest dream is to write Superman one day, or tell their killer Batman story, then they are wasting their time. To paraphrase Warren Ellis, "if your biggest dream is to write work-for-hire superhero work, than get out. Stop it. Comics doesn't need you." Even a creator like Darwyn Cooke, one of my all-time favorite cartoonists, somebody who truly understands what these icons are about and how to use them to tell a good story. I'd rather see what he could create on his own, given the chance.
How many of the 'great works' that have been produced in the last sixty years were about Superman, after all?
It is my contention that creator-owned works by great creators are almost always superior to any work-for-hire stuff they might create.