Another DC panel, another rapid fire wrap up of the event as only Major Spoilers can.

On the panel: Mike Grell, Gail Simone, Grant Morrison, Brad Meltzer, Aaron Lopresti, Nicola Scott, Ian Sattler, ,Jann Jones, Geoff Johns, Keith Giffen, Judd Winick, and Dan DiDio.

  • The Flash: Rebirth begins in January
  • DC has acquired the rights to the Archie superhero characters, and you’ll see them being incorporated in the Brave and the Bold written by J. Michael Stracynzski.
  • The Milestone characters are also returning – ICON, Static, Hardware, the Shadow Cabinet, and the rest. Fans of Static will be joining the Teen Titans.  Very Cool!
  • Following Batman: R.I.P. there will be a two part story that according to Morrison will be “effectively the last Batman story”.  Yeah, right…good thing I’m reading Detective Comics.
  • There’s another all ages comic joining Tiny Titans and Billy Batson and the magic of Shazam – Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade.
  • Gail Simone promises a fight between Batman and Catman in her Secret Six book.  Wait, I thought Morrison said he was writing the last Batman story… (and yes, I’m being a Morrison hater)
  • An upcoming issue of Ambush Bug: Year None will feature Ambush Bug, Lois Lane, and Super Turtle in a Graduate-esque scene.
  • Hal Jordan will be in The Flash: Rebirth.
  • JSA #23 will see a Black Adam and Isis arc.
  • Green Arrow/Black Canary #14 will be the last for Judd Winick.

Whew, that’s a lot of stuff going on, and I haven’t even hit the other company wrap ups!

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Maximus Rift
    July 26, 2008 at 7:54 pm — Reply

    I don’t have a problem with Morrison-hating… as long as there’s an equal amount of Quesada-hating to go along with it. ;p

    On a side note, it’s good to have the Milestone characters back. Static in Titans is enough to make me smile.

  2. ~wyntermute~
    July 26, 2008 at 9:19 pm — Reply

    “Morrison R.I.P.” is what the storyline should have been called. If this doesn’t prove a career-killer, i don’t know what would.

  3. ykw
    July 26, 2008 at 9:56 pm — Reply

    Hal Jordan will be in The Flash: Rebirth.

    Really, is this news? Now, Hal not being in the story or finding some way to reintegrate Ralph and Sue into the story, that would be news; as it stands, this is like having Ted Kord in BOOSTER GOLD or Ollie Queen in GL: REBIRTH level of news.

    The Flash: Rebirth begins in January.

    Ethan claims to be shooting for February:

  4. Joe
    July 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm — Reply

    Can someone tell me the charachters that appear in the Batman header/art? Not just their code names but also their real identities? Thanks !

  5. Joe
    July 27, 2008 at 3:52 pm — Reply

    BTW, if you get another chance, ask them when Aquaman Rebirth will be !!!

  6. July 27, 2008 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    Joe: Left to Right – Selina Kyle (catwoman) Thomas Elliot (Hush) Dick Grayson (Nightwing) Jason Todd (Red Hood still?) Tim Drake (Robin III)

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