DC Comics’ Texas Tidbits
WizardWorld Texas wrapped up yesterday and here are highlights from the various DC Comics panels:
Legion of 3 Worlds: Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler says the miniseries is essential in setting up events to play out across the DCU in the next three years.
Final Crisis: Matt Sturges and Freddie Williams will produce Final Crisis: Run, the last miniseries tie-in to their mega-event. Said to feature a super-villain as the focal point, Sattler promised at least three cool moments per issue.
At several panels, the comprehensibility of Final Crisis itself was debated between panelists and the audience. Clearly, Grant Morrison’s storytelling was daunting compared with most comics but the editorial team assured the fans that it will pay off with the final issue.
DC’s VP-Sales Bob Wayne aid the plans to collect the mini and its related tie-ins has yet to be settled.
Green Arrow will be the pivotal hero for 2009, according to Sattler. Editor Liz Gehrlein countered she thought it would be Brainiac. Expect to see a prominent return of Lobo and maybe even the much-teased Aquaman reboot.
J. Michael Straczynski will have a second DC title, as yet unannounced, in addition to The Brave and the Bold.
Sales: When Newsarama asked about the economic downturn affecting comic book sales, Sattler replied “…It motivates us to turn out the best stories we possibly can.” A snarky audience member asked, “Does that mean you haven’t previously been trying?” Sattler replied, “It motivates us to try even more…”