Over at IGN, Batman Group Editor Mike Marts talks about his editorial office's unique way of juggling the many characters populating the Bat-universe during and after BATTLE FOR THE COWL:
IGN Comics: Mike, you're giving us a bit of a look at how the Batman editorial team plans out titles and tracks characters with some shots of what you call "The Wall". How long have you been using something like this and what necessitated doing something like this? Mike Marts: We in the Bat Group — myself, editor Michael Siglain and assistants Harvey Richards and Janelle Siegel - have been using "The Wall" technique for two or so years now... but for the first year and a half, it was all in our heads! When we started diving into the complexity of Battle for the Cowl (and all that follows it), we soon realized we needed something a bit more graphic and "in your face". There were just too many characters moving in too many different directions. So was born "The Wall". IGN Comics: Is this something you plan on working with into the June relaunch? Marts: Definitely. The June plans have already crept on to The Wall in a few places. I'm not saying where!BATTLE FOR THE COWL #2 hits 4/8.