Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 8:48AM
I have to pee so if my notes come across un-interested orrushed you now know why. Also they’re playing 80’s music which I’m sure half ofthe crowd is too young to know. Bob Wayne is doing some rounds talking topeople in the crowd… looks like press people maybe. My question to him iswhere’s Dan to stir the pot? The crowd isn’t as big as it was for JusticeLeague which is strange considering its Superman. I haven’t heard if GrantMorrison is here or not, but if it is I expect angry questions. Also I'm pretty tired so excuse any typos or grammar mistakes... or don't either way I'm not fixing it!
Grant isn’t here, but they’ve added stuff that wasn’tplanned… sure. Superman Earth One volume two. Shane Davis is here. Fall 2012for the second volume… that seems long. Shane says that real men wear theirunderwear on the outside. The cover is basically Supes standing over someburning bodies and doesn’t look a thing like the first volume cover. Deals withwhat damage he can do, where his authority begins and ends and his love life.Thanks the fans for the New York Times bestseller list. Instead of Romance andAdventure he says it’ll be more Sex and Violence… PG-13 rated. Says he wasworking on a Tsunami scene when the incident in Japan happened. More spoilers,but basically Supes is dealing with what he can do and cannot do. Parasite isgoing to be the villain and he starts off as a serial killer which is a verydifferent take. Parasite is going to be power mad and not a gluten, but anaddict. Basically the most powerful man has his hands tied and that the worldis too complicated for him to solve all of the problems. Davis is rambling andneeds to be cut off.
Now for 52 stuff.
Action #5 is Supes origin and the new take on it. AndyKubert is the artist for the issue.
Steel Suit plays out differently than in past take. Gene Hahelps out on the flashbacks for issue #3 (probably to help with the art delay)They’re show the new Krypto and he’s bad ass looking and also dead. There is adifferent threat that is threatening Krypton.
Supergirl – Co-writer and artist come out. They have a moreof a clean slate for her and not hindered by the past. They’re keeping thecircumstances of her arrival a mystery. Sounds like they’re going to take thegood from the past. Showing the cover to #5… interesting. Argo city is wherethe fifth issue takes place. Issue two sees distrust between Supergirl andSuperman and they fight. She knocks him through a tree. In issue four theyexplain why she was able to spring out and be more powerful than Supes. Art isgoing to change style to his market style that he’s used to.
Superboy now I’m going to guess the cover for issue 4 isbeing shown. No real info other than what was obviously established in thefirst issue.
Moderator asks if Doomsday will be introduced… short answeryes, when they’re ready.
Bringing up Dan Jurgens who’s going to take over onSuperman. The cover they’re showing is terrible. Half fire and half ice and aclose up on his face. Jurgens is talking about his constants of the characterand Jurgens will be drawing which I guess means he’s leaving Green Arrow for Superman.I hope that GA gets a better artist then…
Asking about Earth One Supes costume… who cares… seriouslyhe’s still talking and has said nothing.
Someone asks about the continuity of Supes and if the oldstuff will be revisited… stock answers nothing good.
Someone asks if Absolute All-Star Superman is coming out…it’s been out for almost a year.
Why such a radical change for Superboy (apparently isn’twatching Young Justice)… took the risk like they have on a lot of othercharacters.
These questions suck and the answers suck and the mic guykeeps adding on to the answers and I wish he would shut up.
Guy asks if Earth One books are considered Elseworlds.Basically that it’s like a movie off on its own but in comic format.
How did they resist not rebooting Action Comics, there was atime when they weren’t going to reboot
Action and Detective Comics, but thatthe reboot wasn’t going to work unless it was an all or nothing.
Supergirl question… are we going to see Supergirl and WonderWoman “go at it.” Sounds like fan response will make it happen.
Some jack ass asked what the panel is enjoying from the new52… seriously? Like they’re not going to answer all of them. Oh big surprisethey’re all reading everything. Also Dan Jurgens is one of the DC guys thatgets all the books in print. Big surprise the artists didn’t have time to readanything.
Next eight months of the books is already planned which isgood to know… I doubt that includes the art.
Davis is doing the covers for Superboy starting issue 3,also he’s read ahead in the book.
Good plug for I,Vampire and that the book will surprisepeople. Crowd doesn’t seem to know the book.
Some jackass asks if the Eradicator is coming back and thenpitches his new version of him. No… not bringing him back and limiting how muchKrypton stuff is introduced.
(Hopefully they lock the shit down and not water it down.BOOM!)
Lady is asking if they’re will be more Flashpoint stories…answer is doubtful.
Why is George Perez leaving the book… joke answer, becauseof you. George is leaving for another project and didn’t have as much in thetank for Superman.
How long is the new superman costume going to last with thejeans and shirt? Has a definite end point which should be obvious. We’re goingto see proto characters that aren’t polished.
How do we know that the 52 stuff is going to stick? Shortanswer this is what we’re doing and the amount of money invested and itssuccess has it staying. There’s no back door escape for it, so this is it. Somereference to the Star Trek reboot and them not getting grief. Really soundslike they’re losing the crowd.
Which version of superman do they prefer? God they need toplant a question or something this shit is boring. Stock answers pick your own.
What’s the biggest obstacle that Superman has to get over?No answer…
Asking if Gen 13 is going to be introduced by KatlinFairchild and Nowhere? Not going to answer it which is probably a yes.
Justice League and Action Comics are set five years in thepast… that’s new! Way to let that slip!
Some old guy is asking if they’re going to do aBatman/Superman World’s Finest Book. No.
Last Question: Asking what will happen with Lois and Jimmyin the books… a fan yelled out read the book which is the only right answer toa stupid question. I’m not going to bother writing the stock answers given bythe panel. Seriously this was the worst Q&A I’ve been to for DC, felt likeI was at a Marvel panel these questions are so bad.