Here’s your roundup of DC Comics news filtering out of the first day of the New York Comic Con 2009.
- There were mixed reactions from fans when Dan Didio asked who liked Final Crisis.Â There were quite a few boos reported by the bloggers at the DC Nation Panel.
- A new Animal Man series is on the way, not sure if it will be written by grant morrison or not.Â NOTE: morrison had to cancel his appearance at the show due to a family situation.
- Starfire will appear in Titans.
- All Star Batman is not canceled.
- No new All Star books are planned.Â That’s the same story we heard last year, and if I’m not mistaken the year before that.
- James Robinson stated last year that there were no plans for a new Starman series, but he mentioned this go around that there is a new Shade origin project in the works.
- If you didn’t pick up Legion of 3 Worlds #3, you missed the return of Bart Allen.Â Bart will be seen quite often in The Flash: Rebirth.
- Aquaman returned in Final Crisis #7, apparently he will also be seen in Blackest Night.
- Did Hawkman and Hawkgirl die in Final Crisis?Â You’ll have to check out Blackest Night #0 to find out.Â Considering Kal-L and Martian Manhunter will wield the undead ring, it wouldn’t surprise if Hawkman and Hawkgirl join the fray.
- There was a “Maybe” answer given to the question on if Max Mercury would return.Â Maybe?Â MAYBE!?Â With the return of nearly every Speedster returning to the land of the living, that maybe should be a resounding “Yes!” followed immediately by “We’re also bringing back Johnny Quick”.Â Oh, wait.Â Blackest Night is on the way… that explains everything… never mind…
- There are plans for more New Gods stories.Â Hopefully not written by grant morrison.
- Is Ted Kord returning?Â Â …. wait for it… Blackest Night… Ah, crap.
- Apparently DC learned its lesson with Superman Beyond #1 and #2 3D, and promise no more 3D books … for now.
- grant morrison will return to the Batman title in June… ah crap…
- No plans for Libra at this time.Â This should make some people “happy”.
- No President Obama in the DC Universe either.Â Didn’t Didio see the clip of Obama saying he liked Batman?Â The President is practically begging to be in a DC comic.
- Greg Rucka will be on Detective comics for at least 14 issues.
- DC does have plans for a limited weekly series, featuring a storyline readers are very familiar with.
- If you are looking for Superman in the next year, you’ll only see him in World of New Krypton.
- The Superman/Batman series will still continue, although with Batman trapped in the past, and Superman only appearing in World of New Krypton, it’s unclear if Batman and Superman will appear in their own jointÂ title.
- If Superman is only going to appear in World of New Krypton, why is he showing up in Adventure Comics?
- Mike Carey and Peter Gross have a new creator owned series coming from Vertigo called Unwritten, that follows the life of a boy who inspired a famous character written by his father.Â Apparently it is similar to Christopher Robin Milne’s appearance in Winnie the Pooh.
- The first issue arrives in May and is priced at $1.00!Â WOOT!Â 32-ages $1.00, sign me up!
- Air #7 will also cost at dollar.Â Perhaps DC/Vertigo is taking a stand against the $3.99 pricing of other issues.
- Constantine meets a new love interest in a tale written by Peter Milligan.Â It was also indicated that Shade the Changing Man would appear in the Hellblazer series.
- Fabio Moon and Gabrial Ba are teaming up for Daytripper, a story that follows a son coming to grips with his father, a famous author in Brazil.Â Do I sense a theme going on at Vertigo?
- Unknown Soldier #7 will be a jumping on point for new readers.
- The story of the Invisible Man gets updated in The Nobody, arriving in May.
- 100 Bullets #100 will be 33 pages long.
- Neal Adams, Sergio Aregones, Eric Powel and Ralph Reesee will all provide art for House of Mystery #13.
- Mike Kaluta will take on the art duties for Madame Xanadu for five issues beginning with issue #11.
- Expect a lot of nudity and killing in Scalped #25, which the company claims is a good jumping on point for new readers.
- Vertigo Original Graphic Novels Announced:
- Cuba: One Story
- How to Understand Israel in Sixty Days or Less
- Luna Park
- Greek Street
- Is a deluxe hardcover the same as an Absolute edition?Â No?Â Damn, that’s bad news for Preacher fans.
- Absolute Death is coming, however, and will include the Death Talks About Life AIDS story from 1993.
- Bill Willingham sent along a note to be read during the Vertigo panel:
Don’t let Shelly give all the great Fables crossover secrets away at the panel. You know how nervous she gets speaking in public and how she has to hit the bottle for four or five belts beforehand. Definitely don’t let her reveal that Jack will be sneaking back into the “Fables” book, or that Snow and Bigby will be exiled to Jack’s book. And we definitely don’t want her to blab about the new Jack Frost and his relation to our current Jack, or what happens when Jack ends up babysitting Bigby and Snow’s cubs.
Basically, Karen, don’t let Shelly say anything.
More news later as we get it.