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NYCC 2013 – DC Comics The New 52 Panel

Posted on October 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm by Joe Blakeslee

This Saturday evening at NYCC, DC Comics hosted a panel to discuss the latest news from the New 52 that doesn’t have to do with Forever Evil, Batman or Superman. Pretty much anything that wasn’t big enough to warrant its own panel.

Hosted by DC’s VP of Marketing John Cunningham the panel featured writers Brian Buccellato, James Tynion IV, Paul Levitz and Charles Soule. As well as artists Nicola Scott and Cliff Chiang.

The panel started off with Buccellato discussing his work on The Flash, mainly focusing on how Reverse Flash and his new monstrous appearance factored into the story. He also talked about the end of his and co-writer/artists Francis Manapul’s work on the series as they switch over to Detective Comics next year.

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Levitz then talked about the most current issue of World’s Finest and where the story is going to go in the future. And by that they meant New York, not Gotham or Metropolis, legit New York. He joked about the prospect of going back and destroying the Javits Center where we were currently sitting. The upcoming Annual for WF will be a flashback to Power Girl and Huntress’ time on Earth-2.

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That was a easy segue into the next topic, Earth-2. Scott talked about the state of the universe and how it differs from the starred DCU and how her and writer James Robinson plan to make way for new series writer Tom Taylor.

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Wonder Woman was the next topic with Chiang detailing the plans for the titles future and the coming conflict with the First Born.

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Soule talked about his recent work on Swamp Thing, primarily about his current foe Seeder and how he is gunning for Swamp Things job as the Avatar of the Green. He also talked about the upcoming annual issue and how the ending will be of particular importance.

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Some Batman related books were talked about next as Tynion discussing Red Hood and the Outlaws and Jason Todd’s future as the leader of League of Assassins as well as his past in the upcoming Zero Year tie-in. Talon was the next book Tynion discussed, hyping up the fact that Batman will be appearing in the upcoming issue and he is not happy about more servants of the Court of Owls showing up in Gotham City.

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They then opened up the floor to the audience for questions, the most important one being about Wally West and if he will be returning in the New 52 anytime soon. Buccellato teased us saying, “When the time is right.”

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