Lemire, Robinson And Azzarello – DC Bullet Points From Fan Expo Canada

Jeff Lemire had a spotlight panel at Fan Expo Canada. At which we learned;

  • Sweet Tooth will probably end at around issue 50
  • His Atom back ups in Adventure Comics will tie in to his new Frankenstein series as Ray Palmer becomes a member of the S.H.A.D.E. science team.
  • Lemire sees S.H.A.D.E. as the big spy agency for DC new Universe and has talked with Paul Cornell about how it will all fit together with Stormwatch in Year Two.
  • Dan DiDio pretty much comfirmed Wally West won’t be around for a while as Wayy’s origins derive from Barry’s and the timeline is too concise. They will have Bart for the teenage set however.

James Robinson also appeared at a Spotlight panel. And he’s been talking about his Shade series from DC, spinning out from his legendary Starman run.

  • We know that Von Hammer will be appearing in the first two issues, Robinson also let the audience know that vampire La Sangre will return for issue five to seven.
  • And in issue eleven, Egyptian gods will be attacking London, with Knight And Squire on hand.
  • If they exist. He’s not quite sure if they exist in the New 52. He’s going to find out.
  • He wants to write new Congorilla and new Starman stories – but not using Jack Knight…

And there was a Flashpoint Friday panel too. In which we learnt;

  • Pied Piper will be coming back in Flash at some point
  • Booster Gold will be Canadian in JLI. Hmm.
  • Azzarello originally turned down Flashpoint: Batman.  But after thinking about it said yes. He realized that if Thomas Wayne was Batman then Martha had to be joker “because everyone wants to see Batman and Joker kiss”.
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