Come one, come all, as DC Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio hold court for a relaxed afternoon discussion. Share your opinions, thoughts and questions with Dan and Jim for a spirited debate about anything and everything in Room 1A06-7. I’ve got my seat. See you in a few!
It’s day 2 here at NYCC, and it’s not a convention without a DC UNIVERSE panel. Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler will be our MC today in room 1A08-12 as he and your favorite DCU creators talk shop, characters and tease what’s coming up for the line. Can’t make it? Scroll below for a look at the art we’re teasing. It’s like we’ve brought the con to your own computer.
Day 1 of NYCC is winding down – but not so fast, Source readers. Right now, I’m sitting in Room 1A08-12 as DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio hold court with an all star collection of talent, including Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, VP-Sales Bob Wayne and Editor in Chief Bob Harras. If you’re nearby, sit back, relax and prepare for another exciting panel experience. If you’re not, stay tuned to The Source.
Hey, it’s New York Comicon. Did you expect a quiet few days?
First off, I’d like to give a huge tip of the hat to writer Sterling Gates and artist Jamal Igle. As many fans have said across the web, they’ve done a masterful job with SUPERGIRL and you can be sure their names will be popping up on the credits of many books to come. But more on that later.
Who’s taking over the reins of SUPERGIRL?
Starting in January, writer Nick Spencer (T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS and the JIMMY OLSEN co-feature in ACTION COMICS) will hop into the driver’s seat with artist Bernard Chang (SUPERMAN). As some of you faithful Source readers have noticed, Nick’s quickly risen up the ranks and become one of our busiest and most engaging creators. His knack for getting to the heart of the character – whether it’s the newly-introduced Chloe Sullivan (yeah, from “Smallville”!), Jimmy or the myriad heroes and characters that will populate T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS – and well-paced action are a classic recipe for success with a modern twist. Seriously. His stuff’s a treat.
You saw the SUPERGIRL #57 art we teased not long ago, right? Bernard’s got a knack for drawing Kryptonians, and has put together an impressive resume of late involving a number of key issues in the SUPERMAN family. So, Supergirl’s going to continue to look stellar, you can bank on it.
Let’s ping SUPERGIRL Assistant Editor Wil Moss for more, shall we?
“How do you follow a character-defining run like Sterling and Jamal had on SUPERGIRL? Beats me – that’s Nick and Bernard’s problem! But if anyone can do it, it’s these two guys. Get ready for a deadly new version of an old threat (one with ties to Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul’s run on ADVENTURE COMICS), and a laundry list of guest stars – the promo piece doesn’t even show half of ‘em! So while Supergirl the character has never been in more trouble, rest assured that SUPERGIRL the title has never been stronger!”
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Warner Bros. Television Group, DC Entertainment and Foursquare are going green at New York Comic Con, offering fans the chance to unlock an exclusive GREEN LANTERN badge during the three-day show.
How does it work? Well, if you're at the con, simply check in to Foursquare and you'll unlock the badge. Head over to the DC Comics booth (#2243) and show your badge and you get an exclusive GREEN LANTERN replica ring. Sounds easy, right?
Swing by and say hi! See you at the show.
One of the pleasant surprises of the last few months has been BATMAN: BEYOND, from writer Adam Beechen and artist Ryan Benjamin. Beechen’s whodunit take, involving Batman villains past, present and future, connected with fans of the original animated series and a number of new readers intrigued by the futuristic Batman and his vast supporting cast – both familiar and new.
Paired with Ryan Benjamin’s dynamic and stylized art, BATMAN BEYOND became the surprise hit of the season and, well, what we’re about to announce became a bit of a no brainer: Starting in January, BATMAN BEYOND goes from mini to ongoing, with a new #1 and the same creative team.
What’s in store? What other heroes and villains can we expect to see? I’ll leave that to Mr. Beechen to share at a later date. In the meantime, we’ve got a first look at the cover to BATMAN BEYOND #1, which kind of screams iconic, doesn’t it?
BATMAN BEYOND #1 hits in January.