Who’s Who at DC Comics-The New 52: Adam Glass
Mon, 08/22/2011 - 1:00pm
THE SOURCE: How do you write the first line of a new series?
ADAM GLASS: I always try and think of something that will grab the reader's attention. With Suicide Squad I'm very fortunate that we open every book already in the middle of our adventure so it's easier to do this and find great stuff to say.
How do you introduce characters?
My thought is to always try and introduce a character that is best going to move forward the plot and cause the most conflict within the group.
Who was the first character you followed?
Batman. I was obsessed as a kid. I had the doll, costume, lunch box and even the Batman underoos. Still have them.
What was the first series you collected?
Teen Titans and X-Men.
Who was the first writer you followed?
Marv Wolfman's "Judas Contract" in the Teen Titans is my holy grail of comic books. I'll never forget it. And Chris Claremont's "Day's of Future Past," in X-Men sealed the deal and made me a life long comic book reader.
Who were the first artists you followed?
George Perez and John Byrne.
What was the first convention you attended as a fan?
I went to the Pena Hotel in 1981 in NYC and saw Marv Wolfman signing books.
What was the first convention you attended as a professional?
SDCC about four years ago.
What was the first comic book you read?
Detective Comics #463, which was the first introduction to Black Spider. Who I'm now writing on Suicide Squad. Life is crazy.
What was the first digital comic book you downloaded?