Highlights from Friday's DC Panel
Source: DC / Newsarama / CBR
Emerald City Comic Con started it's comics convention Friday in Seattle,with DC Comics kicking off its panel programming with DC Comics – All Access.
- DC's Vertigo imprint will return to 100 Bullets with a new series by creators Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso called Brother Lono. Vertigo Editor Mark Doyle called it the "sort of sequel" to the crime series.
- Vertigo's new series debuting in May is called The Wake with artist Sean Murphy. They described it as "a post-Apocalyptic element, with all kinds of oddities".
- Jeff Lemire spoke about Justice League Dark saying that in the next arc "we get to see what the rest of the superhero world thinks of people like John Constantine and Madam Xanadu. And a familiar villain comes back in a really horrific guise." He then went on to say that the opening arc of Constantine deals with the lead character's return to London after living in the States for a while, and "every possible angle of the city tries to finish him off. You get to see how he gets in and gets out...if he does."
- Derek Fridolfs teases that the next storyline for Justice League Beyond will expand the ranks of the team to being much bigger than it ever was in the cartoons, adding a female Flash and exploring cities outside Gotham and Metropolis from the Beyond Universe.
- Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen addressed their digital series Lil Gotham saying that their goal was to make a book that was cute by still having some more "bad ass" moments.
- Joshua Fialkov on I Vampire: "We've killed everyone...if you haven't been reading the book it's probably not a great time to jump on, but our second trade is in stores next week!"
- Fan-boy obsession with Stephanie Brown and Wally West's appearance in the DCU came up. Asked if they wanted a Wally appearance in the New 52, the crowd cheered before being told "Too bad." Then the answer shifted towards "Never say never" hinting that fans should track down Flash writer Brian Buccellato demand he write Wally into the book.