MegaCon officially kicks off today in Orlando, Florida, and there will be several DC Comics creators in attendance. DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio and Executive Editor Eddie Berganza will share behind-the-scenes insights at today’s DC ALL ACCESS panel, and will host another panel tomorrow to discuss DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. But that’s not all.
Fan-favorite artist Nicola Scott will be joining the SUPERMAN creative team,providing art for issues 3, 5 and 6. Jesus Merino remains the series’ ongoing artist, illustrating issue 4 and returning for the issue 7 debut of new writers Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen - which Jurgens will be drawing.
AIN’T IT COOL NEWS ran an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #3 and caught up with series writer Dan Jurgens. “Our JLI will enjoy both the curses and benefits of greater United Nations funding and involvement,” he explained. “When you combine the fact that much of the UN's reasoning is simply PR, rather than actually getting something done, it's a recipe for problems.”
Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens and Jesus Merino are joining forces to take on SUPERMAN for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. Jurgens and Giffen will be writing the ongoing, modern-day adventures of the Man of Tomorrow, with Jurgens laying out the book and Merino doing the finishes.
Fresh off of his bestselling FLASHPOINT miniseries, industry legend Andy Kubert will be joining critically acclaimed writer Grant Morrison for a special, two-issue arc of ACTION COMICS in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. Issues #5 and #6 will guest star the Legion of Super-Heroes, while also laying groundwork for things to come much, much later in Superman’s story. And keep an eye out for Krypto!
The Labor Day weekend didn’t slow down the publicity wave for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, including high profile exclusive previews:
USA TODAY has the exclusive first look at DETECTIVE COMICS #1 and an interview with writer/artist Tony S. Daniel who told the paper that “fresh, brand-new villains are the ones who will give Batman challenges he's never faced before.”
Still trapped in a world unfamiliar to the one he knows, Booster Gold is held hostage by Nathaniel Adam, the man he once knew as his friend, Captain Atom. As his memories of the world he knew are starting to fade, Booster is running out of time to escape from the clutches of Nathaniel, defeat Doomsday, and find The Flash to restore the universe to its rightful setting. But when he locates Barry and attempts to use his speed force to fix the altered timeline, he’ll quickly learn that saving the world does not come without severe consequences.