The DC Universe panel at New York Comic-Con 2017 gave fans a peek at upcoming issues and arcs from some of the biggest titles in DC Comics.
The early Sunday panel had some of the best writers and artists in the DC universe, including writers Steve Orlando (Supergirl/Justice League of America) and Tim Seeley (Nightwing/Green Lanterns), and artists Dan Sampere (Injustice 2), Emanuela Lupacchino (Supergirl/Wonder Woman), Jorge Jimenez (Super Sons), Juan Ferrerya (Green Arrow), Mirka Andolfo (Bombshells/Harley Quinn).
The official description of the DC Universe panel reads:
“The DC Universe is what everyone who’s anyone is talking about. The universe has been restored with hope and optimism, engaging storylines and dynamic characters. Come discover more about your favorite DC super heroes, plus hear from the talented teams bringing these stories to life!”
Here’s everything that was said.
Issue #32 (out now) is the metal tie-in issue where the Titans and Green Arrow run into the Batman who Laughs.
Ferrerya really enjoyed drawing the Batmobile showed a page of the issue with The Batman who Laughs giving different tarot cards to villains, to make them “metal” versions of themselves. It took two weeks to finish the issue, said Ferrerya. The team had to rush it out, but it was fun.
Harley is Andolfo’s favorite character to draw. She likes her craziness, and the dark and funny side to her character.
“I love to draw Super Sons because they are the future,” Jimenez said. “The sons of the best heroes in the world. I’m very very happy to draw these guys.” As for what he’s working on outside of Super Sons, Jimenez says it’s top secret.
Supergirl’s “compassion is her real strength,” according to writer Steve Orlando. In her last arc, the whole world found out that even after what the Cyborg Superman did, she wanted to rehabilitate him. The distrust from National City will be a real factor in the arc to come.
Though confidence in Supergirl is fading, Orlando notes her compassion doesn’t choose who to care about, but to care about everyone. The people watching her may not know where she fits in the world, but she doesn’t feel that way.
She visits Shanghai to meet the Chinese Superman in one issue. In Keenan, she has someone closer to her own age and powers.
The appeal of Supergirl, perhaps even more than Superman, is that her story is more applicable to many readers, Orlando said. These are immigrant stories. She was at Krypton so she has memories of that place. We’ve all been in that moment where you move, get a new job or make new friends.