San Diego Comic-Con panels are pretty hard to get into, especially if they’re in Hall H or Ballroom 20. Luckily, the All Access: DC NOW! panel in Room 6DE was far enough off the beaten path that fans were able to sit down with some of DC’s top talent to discuss what’s to come in the next few months. On the panel were Chief Creative Officer and “Green Lantern” guru Geoff Johns, writer Scott Snyder (“Batman”, “Swamp Thing”), writer Brian Buccellato (“The Flash), writer Scott Lobdell (“Teen Titans”, “Superman”), writer/artist Rob Liefeld (“The Savage Hawkman”, “Grifter”), artist Amanda Conner (“Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre”), and writer Jimmy Palmiotti (“All-Star Western”).
Geoff Johns opened up with “Batman: Earth One,” his graphic novel collaboration with artist Gary Frank. “It’s a rollback Batman,” Johns said. “He doesn’t know what he’s doing and he does it for the wrong reasons. It’s very character-centric and you’ll see new takes on Alfred, Harvey Bullock, Jim Gordon, and the Penguin.”
Showing the cover of “Justice League #12”, Johns joked, “Aquaman looks pissed!” He went on to state that the first year of “JL” was about who the team is, and the second year will be about who the team is supposed to be. “This image reflects Aquaman calling the Justice League out and saying we need to be a team.”
Moving on to “Justice League #0”, Johns revealed that Captain Marvel/Shazam will be joining the team, delivering on the promise set up by the series of mini-comics at the end of previous “Justice League” issues.
Displaying the “Justice League #13” cover, Johns told the audience this issue will feature the Wonder Woman villain Cheetah, leading into next year’s Trinity War. When asked to describe what to expect in the upcoming event, Johns stated that “exactly two people know what happens in Trinity War.”
Hit the jump for the scoop on the upcoming arcs of "Green Lantern," "Batman," "Before Watchmen," and more!