|Wonder Woman artwork by Chiang.|
One reader expressed disappointment that the numbering was going to change on such long-running comics as Action Comics and Detective Comics. To that DiDio replied, “Numbers don’t matter if the sales aren’t there and the numbers end.”
DiDio was accompanied by Executive Editor Eddie Berganza Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras and creators Paul Cornell, J.T. Krul, Paul Levits, Scott Lobdell, Freddie Williams II, Dan Jurgens and Cliff Chiang.
Each of the creators got an opportunity to discuss the books they were working on, but it was Paul Cornell who had me completely excited about his books: StormWatch and Demon Knights. He used the panel as an opportunity to answer once and for all (though I’m sure it will come up again) the sexuality of former Authority teammates, Apollo and the Midnighter: “Yes they’re still gay!” the writer exclaimed.
Harras attempted to quell concerns that previous storylines no longer exist by stating “We’re not ignoring the past.” Berganza added that “everything counts.”
The star of the panel however was much of the art that was displayed. It looks like DiDio was standing firm on their goal to present comic books with more dynamic artwork. The Batman panel also featured some truly stunning pages from the September issues.
Lastly, when a fan stated that she was upset that Stephanie Brown seems to be nowhere to be found in the DCU, DiDio coyly said “We don’t want to put any spoilers out there.” Of course this was possibly in reference to Stephanie’s original alter ego, Spoiler.
|Nightwing artwork by Eddy Barrows.|
|Catwoman artwork by Guillem March.|
|Bat Wing artwork by Ben Oliver.|
|Captain Atom artwork by Freddie Williams II.|