The Batman Panel at the Phoenix Comic-Con didn't offer a lot of information but laid the ground work for a great interview to come.
There wasn't much information to walk away with from the Batman Panel at the Phoenix Comic Con late friday afternoon. The room itself was packed which meant about 150-200 people in the room. Guests in attendance were artist of Catwoman/Batman prey Paul Gulacy, frequent Jim Lee colorist Alex Sinclair, Batman The Dark Knight artist David Finch, editor and writer of Gotham by Gaslight Brian Augustyn, artist and Arkham Asylum/City designer Carlos D'anda and digital artist Dave Beaty.
There wasn't much news to come out of this panel but it has a few nuggets.
What attracted you to Batman?
PG- A nice contract.
DF- Drawn to darker characters
AS- Favorite character and really loved working on Hush and even though Batman is a dark character you really get to use colors to set the mood not just to make it all dark.
BA- Grew up with the Worlds Greatest Detective, Worlds Greatest Ballroom Dancer Batman. Really it's all about how batman is a human being.
CDA- Batman is human and he gets to draw lots of creepy silhouettes.
DB- His grandfather used to read him golden age batman stories as bedtime stories.
There wasn't any new information given during the panel with the audience being made up mostly of people wanting to know about the movie universe. The last question, why do we still follow Batman? Brought out the most interesting response of the panel from David Finch.
DF- I was given the opportunity first to draw one of my favorite characters then to write him...I greatly underestimated how difficult writing Batman would be since really you're playing in 70 years of continuity but, also have to stick to the world Grant Morrison is creating in the main book...
This will be covered in detail in my interview with David Finch which will be published later this week.
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