Buzz for DC Comics-The New 52 has everybody talking

Buzz for DC Comics-The New 52 has everybody talking

By David Hyde Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone but everyone is still buzzing from all of the teases about and sneak peeks of DC Comics-The New 52. There was a ton of coverage out there but we thought we’d highlight some of the most interesting coverage. CATWOMAN writer Judd Winick caught up with MTV GEEK about bringing the ultimate feline fatale Selina Kyle back to the forefront of her own ongoing series and returning her to the fundamentals of her character’s origins. “We're getting back to the essence of what Catwoman is. She's smart. She's addicted to the danger,” Winick said. “She likes stealing things.” DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and JUSTICE LEAGUE artist Jim Lee stepped on board COMIC BOOK RESOURCES’ boat to chat with Kiel Phegley about everything from DC Comics-The New 52 to the impact of digital comics to his previous works to his creative process. “The first issue really starts with the genesis of Justice League and it focuses on Batman and his interactions and his relationship with Green Lantern,” Jim Lee said of JUSTICE LEAGUE. “It’s really a character-based storyline,” he continued. Jim also joined his DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio for an interview with CNN. “What we are doing right now,” said DiDio, “is fighting for the soul of comics.” Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver were interviewed by NEWSARAMA about their unlikely collaboration and why THE FURY OF FIRESTORM will be one of your new favorite books. “This is the ground floor of one of the most compelling books I've ever been involved with,” Gail said. Newsarama also has an exclusive new page from THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #2 that gives readers a glimpse of what the Firestorm team will be up against this fall. SUPERGIRL artist Mahmud Asrar chatted with iFanboy about his favorite SUPERGIRL covers and chatted about his artistic process in drawing new covers for Kara in DC Comics-The New 52. “The collar and cape give her a sort of a regal and alien look which goes along great with her Kryptonian roots,” Mahmud said of Supergirl’s new look. If you missed it, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER ran the first exclusive preview of AQUAMAN #1. “It’s going to have humor and majesty,” Jim Lee told them of the book. “I love the quirky nature of the side characters,” O.M.A.C. series writer Dan DiDio told Gawker’s iO9. “In this particular case, we're telling a story of loss of personal control. OMAC is about a man named Kevin Kho. He's very controlling of his orderly life, a little OCD. He becomes OMAC and is led by Brother Eye's machinations, and he's struggling to regain access to his own life. Every time he does gain a little bit, it's ripped away from him.” SANDMAN mastermind Neil Gaiman sat down with ACTION COMICS writer Grant Morrison with ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY to have a conversation about his new book, Supergods, and both of their loves and legacies within the comic book industry. “If it wasn’t for being slightly mad, neither of us would do what we do, or be willing to take seriously the ideas that we take seriously and then watch as they wander out into the world,” Gaiman joked. As industry watchers know, there was also a lot of dialogue last week about the appearance of Batgirl at the DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 panels at SDCC. If you haven’t already seen it, the Co-Publishers posted a blog post about this issue on Friday. As with the coverage above, we recommend taking a look, if you haven’t already.