Everybody’s Doing Interviews About DC Comics, Wednesday Afternoon (ET) Editio

Everybody’s Doing Interviews About DC Comics, Wednesday...

By David Hyde Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
The air has gotten colder. Here in New York, we’re already walking over to our offices in jackets and scarves. Stores have started putting out holiday decorations and lots of new holiday music has begun to play. So as you start to prepare for this holiday season, be sure to check out BATMAN: NOEL, the new original graphic novel that gives a Dark Knight twist to Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. “I think it's important to note too that this isn't an adaptation. You're not going to see top hats and canes,” writer/artist Lee Bermejo explained to COMIC BOOK RESOURCES. “The story you're following in the book is the story of a father who tried his hand at the criminal profession because of desperation, but he quickly realizes it's not for him. He gets a job working for the Joker, and Batman uses him as bait to try and capture the Joker.” Fan-site THE AQUAMAN SHRINE chatted with writer Geoff Johns about AQUAMAN. “We're going to be adding a lot of new characters, a lot of new villains, we're going to be doing a new take on Atlantis, but I am going to be using some of the classic Aquaman villains,” Johns revealed about the series. “Eventually you will see Black Manta and Ocean Master of course, but we're going to revamping a pretty obscure Aquaman villain and they can try and guess who that's going to be!” Meanwhile, GAWKER’S IO9 talked to ALL-STAR WESTERN co-writer Jimmy Palmiotti. “It's like a Sherlock and a Watson in the most bizarre sense,” Palmiotti said about Jonah Hex and Amadeus Arkham. “For the first six issues, we have them on two different adventures, and we play them against each other. There are points where Jonah literally wants to kill Arkham for talking all the time.” And yesterday, you read the first part of NEWSARAMA’s interview with the creative team of THE FLASH. Today, check out the just published second part about what to expect from the series. “We can tell you that after the end of this arc, we'll do a couple done-in-one issues, with each one actually representing each side of the genre of the book,” series co-writer and artist Francis Manapul divulged. “Issue #6 will be a purely CSI-type detective story, and it will explore that aspect of Barry's life by delving into that genre. But then with issue #7, we'll have a purely science fiction/superhero story.” To be continued …

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