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SDCC: James Robinson Spotlight Panel Hints at Stargirl

Written by ThanosCopter on Saturday, July 14 2012 and posted in News with Benefits

SDCC: James Robinson Spotlight Panel Hints at Stargirl

James Robinson hinted at where Stargirl might appear at during his upcoming New 52 Panel.

Source: Bleeding Cool

James Robinson mentioned that Courtney Whitmore would not be appearing in Earth 2 during his Spotlight Panel at SDCC.  The reason, he said, was that Geoff Johns already had plans for the character, possibly as Billy Batson's love interest in his Shazam story currently appearing in the DCnU.  The two characters had previously had a relationship in Johns' JSA series.

Robinson also revealed that his Justice League of America series had suffered due to a number of last minute changes and added that he felt that he had lost his way as a writer because of it.  

He also noted that The Shade maxiseries had been originally set in the old DC Universe and that the reboot had forced him to cut out the Starman Museum as well as a scene showing the Shade fighting Golden Age heroes.

Robinson also revealed that Earth 2 had originally been pitched as a Golden Age set comic in the old universe.  The pitch then changed to a Mad Men-esque 1960's setting before finally setting on the current "modern world" setting.  

Robinson added that a "surprise black female reporter" was coming, but that he wouldn't reveal who, and that he was trying to find a way to bring back Infinity Inc. as a Legion of Superheroes sort of team, which would allow him to bring back Jade and Obsidian.  He also added that if Starman appeared in Earth 2, it would be a new version of hte character.

There's a Robinson written Vigilante backup strip featuring art by Darwyn Cooke waiting to be published.  The comic was delayed due to Before Watchmen.

Robinson finally added that he was pulled off He-Man because he wasn't the right person to write the story.  Apperantly Mattel had originally asked for a story that was different from the usual He-Man stories, but that they had changed their minds shortly thereafter.


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