SDCC 2012: DC Comics - Tales from The Dark and The Edge Panel
DC continues with The Dark and The Edge titles of the New 52. Here's the panel description followed by the highlights from the panel:
11:30-12:30 DC Comics: Tales from The Dark and The Edge - They're some of the hardest hitting-and strangest-comics anywhere, and this is your chance to find out what's coming up in these DC Comics-The New 52 titles, with editor Pat McCallum and creators Jeff Lemire (Justice League Dark), Rob Liefeld (Deathstroke, Grifter), and Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western). Room 6DE
Jeff Lemire starts things off talking about Animal Man and the upcoming origin story for Buddy Baker called Rotworld.
Animal Man #13
Lemire goes on to reveal that Frankenstein will be joining Justice League Dark in the coming months, and that he enjoys writing the dialogue between Frankstein and Constantine.
Rob Liefeld says that Deathstroke #0 takes the character back to what drives him. It will cover his military career, his love interests and more. Upcoming issues of the series will make the connection between Deathstroke and the Team 7 series.
Cover art for Team 7
In Grifter #0, the titular character gets a "Yoda or sensei character," and Voodoo will be popping up in the series.
Jimmy Palmiotti waxes on about the exploration of the history of Gotham in All-Star Western, and mentions that the #0 issue of the series will tell the origin of Jonah Hex. And in issue #13, Haly's Circus comes to town and brings with it a "bunch of crazy clowns" Palmiotti said.
All-Star Western #13
The Phantom Stranger's story will be dark and intriguing, said Brent Anderson, the artist on the book. He also made the comment that "hats are fun."
Sword of Sorcery not only features stories of Amethyst, but also a back-up Beowulf story featuring post-apocalyptic elements.
The Suicide Squad story currently running in the book has been leading up to a meeting with a mysterious organization, and that confrontation that will get "pretty messy" The #0 issue and forward from there will dive into Amanda Waller's origin and what makes her tick.
I, Vampire #0 sees a story from 1591 featuring Andrew's origin, and there's more craziness in store in the year to come. Joshua Hale Fialkov noted that there is a story he's been itching to tell since day one.
The panel is then opened up for Q&A. Here are the highlights:
- Liefeld noted that Deathstroke had more of an influence on his creation of Cable than Deadpool.
- Lemire said there was a concerted effort to keep as much of Constantine's world-weariness as possible.
- Amethyst will briefly join Justice League Dark, but it doesn't necessarily go well.
- Wayne said that fans have seen The Question in the New 52, whether we realized it or not, but he couldn't comment on a return of Renee Montoya.
And that's a wrap.
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