An Oscar Award-Winning Screenwriter, The Ultimate Batman Team-Up, A Sneak-Peek at Plans For A Monumental thirtieth Anniversary, A Special Surprise Guest, and More Made “DC’s Jim Lee & Friends” Panel A ‘Can’t Miss’ Experience at New York Comic Con
“Surprise and Delight” was the order of the day, as DC’s “Jim Lee & Friends” panel handled New York Comic Con followers to a day of nice bulletins, reveals and dialog with a few of DC’s prime storytellers.
Marc Silvestri Talks About Batman’s Ultimate Team-Up
Lee’s longtime artistic colleague Marc Silvestri was additionally available to share new artwork and dialog about his “buddy cop horror story”, Batman/The Joker: The Deady Duo. Silvestri talked to Lee and followers in regards to the early days of pitching and planning the sequence, how his method has advanced as each author and artist from the beginning till now, why the connection between Batman and The Joker has captivated followers for therefore lengthy, and extra particulars about what followers can count on when this seven problem restricted sequence launches November 1, 2022.
Oscar Award-Winning Writer John Ridley – All In On DC
DC is lucky to have an Academy Award-winning screenwriter available that treats his comedian writing initiatives with the identical care and dedication that he has with motion pictures like 12 Years A Slave, Five Days At Memorial, American Crime, and his different film initiatives. Writer John Ridley joined the panel to speak with Jim about his physique of labor, previous and current. Ridley chatted with Lee and the viewers in regards to the present and future trajectory of Jace Fox since his transfer from Gotham to New York (and a sidekick?) in I Am Batman, and the way the latest story arc leads into his upcoming restricted sequence G.C.P.D.: The Blue Wall, debuting October 18, 2022. John additionally mentioned how he landed the job of telling the story of The Penguin, as a part of DC’s Batman: One Bad Day occasion, revealing unique first look artwork from the one-shot forward of its October 18 launch.
Spencer Ackerman – “Building The Wall” in A New DC Black Label Series
For many, the Nineteen Nineties was a comic book guide “renaissance,” with the delivery of Lee’s personal Wildstorm comics, DC’s then-unimaginable Death of Superman, and the creation of Milestone Comics. November’s DC 90’s Rewind occasion contains the launch of a brand new WildC.A.T.s. ongoing sequence, and a brand new DC Black Label restricted sequence, Waller vs. WildStorm. Co-writer and famous nationwide safety journalist Spencer Ackerman appeared on the panel to speak about his first work for DC and the way he, co-writer Evan Narcisse (Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City) and artist Eric Battle (Batman, Tales of the Unexpected, Batman and The Outsiders) plan to merge the DC and Wildstorm universes and present how Amanda Waller rose to energy to grow to be one of the ruthless and unyielding characters within the DCU. Waller vs. Wildstorm debuts November 15, 2022.
Nikolas Draper-Ivey and Vita Ayala Return Static to Dakota in 2023
One of the brightest lights of Milestone Media’s reuniting with DC was Static: Season One, and breakout artist Nikolas Draper-Ivey, who joined the panel to speak a bit in regards to the reception that he, author Vita Ayala and co-artist ChrisCross obtained after relaunching Milestone’s flagship tremendous hero for a brand new technology. Fans received to see a few of Draper-Ivey’s unbelievable artwork, as he spoke about taking up the brand new problem of each co-writer (with Ayala) and artist for the six-issue sequel to Static: Season One, Static: Shadows of Dakota, debuting on February 7, 2023.
Early Look at New Titles Celebrating Milestone’s thirtieth Anniversary in 2023
Lee’s chat with Draper-Ivey led to extra Milestone information, as he shared early reveals of two titles that might be a part of the celebration of this groundbreaking imprint’s thirtieth anniversary subsequent yr. Cover artwork was revealed for Icon vs. Hardware, a five-issue restricted sequence launching on February 14, 2023. Spinning out of the epilogue of the Milestones In History anthology, this sequence is co-written by Reggie Hudlin and Leon Chills, and pits two of Milestone’s core tremendous heroes towards one another for the way forward for Dakota, as Hardware discovers a time machine and places it to work altering the historical past of the world.
Fans additionally received the primary have a look at the principle (by Denys Cowan) and variant (by Nikolas Draper-Ivey) covers for a Milestone thirtieth Anniversary Special, scheduled for a February 21, 2023 launch. This commemorative one-shot will function tales celebrating the breadth and depth of the Dakotaverse, with contributions from Eisner award winner Chuck Brown (Bitter Root, Black Manta), Stephanie Williams (Nubia: Queen of the Amazons, Nubia and The Amazons), Denys Cowan, Nikolas Draper Ivey, Yasmin Flores Montanez (Milestone Talent Development Program) and others. The Draper-Ivey variant cowl spotlights the story he’s writing and drawing, a staff up between an grownup model of Static and Batman Beyond.
Special Guest Joe Quesada Reveals Details on His Return to DC
Even although Jim likes to maintain his panel lineup secret to shock individuals with massive information, he all the time retains an ace-in-the-hole further secret to essentially catch the audiences off guard. Today was no exception, as artist and former Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada took the stage.
Quesada left Marvel earlier this yr to pursue his personal private initiatives and he’s clearly beginning off with a bang, as he introduced that he’d be designing covers for DC titles in 2023, completely revealing his variant cowl artwork for Batman #131 (January 3, 2023), and Batman #132 (February 7, 2023).
The DC pleasure at New York Comic Con continues Saturday, with DC’s Superman panel and concluding with the Gotham Publishing panel on Sunday. For the most recent data on DC at New York Comic Con, try the all-new DC web site at www.dc.com, and comply with on @DCComics and @thedcnation on social media.