Featuring: Dan Didio, Jim Lee, Grant Morisson, Geoff Johns and J. Michael Straczynski with fans dressed as Darkseid, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman.
4:32 Whew- made it in!
4:32 Grant Morrison is talking about the Joel Schumaker Batman movies & liking the “obscene rubber costumes.” Alfred: “I took the liberty, sir….”
4:33 Onstage: Dan Didio, Jim Lee, Geoff JOhns, Grant Morrison, JMS, with Darkseid, a female Green Lantern, and…Gypsy? [edit: it’s new-costume Wonder Woman]
4:34 Batman and the Kathy Kane Batwoman Costume…wait, Batman’s *wearing* the costume?
4:35 Grant’s talking about liking to create new characters for the Batman universe
4:37 JMS: “Superman’s costume is a lot tighter on him than on you. And that’ll be noticed.”
4:38 There’s a *lot* of cheering coming from the next room over. And rumbling. Showing a trailer?
4:38 Oh, good, I caught the Flash part!
4:39 Flash fans: lots of applause. Wally fans: lots of applause: “What do you guys think of Barry?” mixed reaction. Barry fans: lots of applause.
4:39 Fan insists that Barry is the “real” Flash. Geoff Johns says that the Flash can be like the Green Lantern Corps.
4:40 “I wouldn’t have come back to the Flash if I didn’t think I could expand the universe, and not contract it.”
4:40 Plans for Wally, Jay, Bart, XS, Jesse, John Fox…
4:40 Yes, he said XS.
4:41 Brightest Day Teaser on screen. This one
4:41 Geoff’s favorite element: Black Manta’s eyes behind Aqualad.
4:42 Dan Didio says they have photos of Blue Beetle fan choking him.
4:43 Fan asks abt Predator. Geoff Johns says we’ll learn more next issue: what it is, its history, its future.
4:45 GJ: Grant is doing such a good job with Batman who’s good at his job that he can’t compete, wants to write a Batman who’s bad at his job
4:45 DD: Who’s Who probably next year
4:46 DD: 4 most creative people at DC comics on stage right now.
4:47 “Grant Morrison, how do you know you haven’t already been hit by the omega beams?” “Actually, I don’t care…”
4:47 DD: Actually he already has – he used to have a New Jersey accent!
4:48 DD: If Warlord doesn;t work even with Mike Grelll in charge, maybe it’s time to give the character a rest
4:50 JMS: upcoming Brave & the Bold team-ups: Lois Lane & Adam Strange, Jor-El & Pa Kent, Phantom Stranger & Supergirl, After Inferior 5 & Legion of Substitute Heroes, needed a rest.
4:52 Geoff on loss of Wally co-feature & Kid Flash book: “I promise you that you’ll see some Wally stuff very very soon, and he won’t just be a co-feature.”
4:53 GJ on John Stewart: Had a storyline post-GL, but they decided to make him the lead in GLC instead
4:53 Post-Blackest Night, that is.
4:54 Geoff Johns on Booster Gold’s chalkboard: “Never trust that chalkboard”
4:54 Flashpoint question: like SInestro Corps War that continues forever, or big thing & goes back to running around the city. “I can’t tell you that.”
4:56 Which characters do you think will surprise everyone? GM: Kathy Kane, GJ: Aqualad, JMS: Jim Olson in E1 Superman
4:58 JMS, why *literally* ground Superman? Best way to connect him to people. Look back at original Superman as ordinary people’s court of last resort, so put him in personal stories. Also, contrast: he could fly around the world, but he isn’t.
4:58 Question: Whatever happened to Cassandra Cain? Geoff: You’ll see her outside of comics in something he’s working on.
4:59 Bart Allen question for Geoff: Anything coming out? Geoff: (Can I say anything? Argument ensues) “For all you Wally fans and Bart fans, we’re doing a second Flash book next year called Flash: Speed Force.”
5:01 Fan dressed as “New York Commuter Flash” asks Jim Lee about Wally West redesign, he says he likes it.
5:01 Nothing new on the FLash movie that can be said
5:02 GJ jokes: “No running. It’s a new take. And his costume will be blue.” “With a jacket.”
5:02 Weather Wizard Rogue Profile coming, then one more after that.
5:02 Fan: I love Jesse Quick’s Liberty Belle costume, but I can’t stand those “spanky pants” she’s wearing now.
5:05 Red Lantern Guy Garnder action figure coming
5:05 Secret Origin plans: GJ and Francis Manapul planning Flash, but any SOs after that up in the air
5:06 George Reeves Superman asks: Are we ever going to get an Aunt Harriet / Ma Kent Brave and the Bold? JMS says, “I was wondering what Gray Kryptonite would do…”
5:08 JMS: Wonder Woman alternate reality doesn’t touch other Wonder characters at all. Story is a straight run to find out what happened & why.
5:09 Grant Morrison Multiverse artists: Cam Stewart on Cap Marvel. Frank Quitely on Charlton characters.
5:09 Lots of applause for Batman Beyond
5:10 Can we ever hope for a second Batman Beyond movie? You can hope, sure…
5:11 Young Justice cartoon: why Artemis and not a Wonder Girl? Geoff: They had a story they wanted to tell, and it was not a Wonder Girl story, but they do have plans for WG and Arrowette.
5:12 JMS clarifies WW continuity question: The story focuses only on WW herself, which is why it won’t touch on Donna & Cassie. Geoff makes the point that Donna has had enough origins already, let’s not throw a truck at that.
5:13 Geoff Johns: You have no idea how many times Eddie Berganza said, “Use Resurrection Man” (in Blackest Night) but there just wasn’t time.
5:15 DD: Regular-length monthly books not jumping to $3.99 overall. Just a couple of them.
5:16 And we’re done!
Originally posted through CoverItLive: DC Nation Live