Lots of announcements coming out of the DC Comics panels today.Â Take the jump for word on Batman and more!
UPDATED WITH PHOTOS AND MORE ANIMATION INFORMATION
- Did you miss our early review of Green Lantern: First Flight?
- We already mentioned the Green Lantern: Rebirth Absolute Edition, but DiDio said that book will have to sell well before a Sinestro War Absolute Edition was ever considered
- Red Hood is not the Red Hood you think it is.Â Neither is Scarlet.
- Hush will continue to cause trouble in Streets of Gotham, and Gotham City Sirens
- The Joker will return to deal with Harley Quinn in Gotham City Sirens
- Mr. J. did not die when that ambulance went off the bridge
- No one would talk about who’s under Batgirl’s mask
- The Question back up story in Detective Comics will get a bump to 10 pages beginning in issue #858.Â No one asked if that means the lead story is going to get a page reduction, or if DC is upping the page count again.Â The most recent issue had a four page preview, so maybe that is where the extra content will go.
- The Question will also move to the front of the book for a time, while the Kate Kane stories move to the backup story.Â When Williams returns to the art, Batwoman moves back to the front.
- Azreal will be an ongoing title.
- Michael Lane is Azreal
- Red Robin will continue to find Tim Drake Wayne headed to a dark place.
- If you missed it, Batman Beyond stories are returning.
- The Robin/Super Boy/Kid Flash reunion will occur in Adventure Comics
- Tony Daniel is coming back to Batman for “a bunch of issues”
- On Batman R.I.P. one fan complained, to which DiDo said, “Let’s look ahead, let’s not look back”.Â Ouch.
- That Mon-El, man of Valor arc mentioned yesterday will spill over five issues.
- Bringing Superboy back was always a plan, according to DiDio. Sarcasm is always so hard to read in print form, isn’t it?
- Issue 5 will feature a 65 panel Wonder Woman page.Â Really?Â I could almost see that.
- According to DC, the numbers for Wednesday Comics are climbing with each order
- The company is looking for ways to best collect this series in trade.
- Apparently newsprint is more expensive than regular paper now, according to Mark Chiarello, art director for DC Comics
- The Cry For Justice mini-series will feature big surprises in issues 5, 6, and 7, each with long-lasting effects in the DC Universe.Â Really.Â No Joke.
- Ambush Bug: Year None #6 is on its way.Â Honest
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
- Look for Enemy Ace, GI Robot, Vixen, Firestorm, Metal Men, Doom Patrol, Starro, and Captain Marvel and the Marvellettes The Marvel Family appear throughout season two.
- If Warner Bros. and DC can get things worked out, Superman and Wonder Woman might appear in the series as well.Â Wouldn’t it be funny if they portrayed Superman as a big dork?
- Look for Julie Newmar to voice Martha Wayne in the “Chill of the Night” flashback episode
- Those who attended the panel got to see the Neil Patrick Harris Music Master, all musical episode.Â So. Jealous.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
- Arrives September 29
- Kevin Conroy returns as Batman as does Clancy Brown for Lex Luthor
From the press release
The definitive voices of Batman and Lex Luthor, Kevin Conroy and Clancy Brown, respectively, made their long-awaited appearances at CCI during a Superman/Batman: Public Enemies panel on Friday, July 24. The pair was greeted with an extended round of cheers and applause from a crowd of 2,100 fans during the early evening panel.
Conroy has not attended CCI in six years, while Brown has never made an appearance at the San Diego convention.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, the sixth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies, will be distributed by Warner Home Video on September 29, 2009 as a Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Rayâ„¢ Hi-Def, as well as single disc DVD and On Demand.
- The DC Shorts program is a go, with Jonah Hex being the first out of the gate.
- No release date has been announced.
From the press release
During Friday eveningâ€™s Superman/Batman: Public Enemies panel, DC Comics Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs Gregory Noveck confirmed the internet rumors that the co-producers of the DC Universe animated original movies â€“ Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Video and DC Comics â€“ are indeed now producing a series of animation shorts.
While Noveck said the group was not yet prepared to issue any details of titles, distribution or release dates, he did admit that a Jonah Hex short â€“ written by Joe Lansdale â€“ would be among the initial series of animation shorts.
That wraps it up for the DC announcements for today – or at least the ones I was able to get to.Â More stuff tomorrow, when the show really shifts into high gear.