The DC Rebirth Panel Live From ECCC – And How Duke Thomas Will Have An Expanded DC Role In 2017

Joseph Rojas reports from the front row of the DC Comics panel at Emerald City Comicon. He writes, he shoots, we post…


Scott Snyder (on the left) says that he "got out of control" trying to make Batman sexier than Nightwing in a battle with Tim Seeley.


And we learn from Marcus To that old Nightwing foe, Blockbuster, is returning to Bludhaven.

In All-Star Batman, Scott Snyder talks about how he intended to keep Batman out of his element: first frozen Tundra, then the Desert, and next the Swamp with Mad Hatter, the next of Batman's rogue gallery to be explored in the comic. All Star Batman is meant to be an "Artist Showcase" but Scott Snyder is using it as a soul searching series.


He is also adapting his habit of asking Greg Capullo what he wanted to draw when designing Batman arcs to working with other artists.


And talks about how Duke Thomas, starring in the next All-Star Batman issue is expected to have expanded role across the DCU this summer. Metal?  Also, Jock will replace Afua Richardson on All-Star Batman #9 after she suffered an injury, but she will return to a later issue. Here's a look at an upcoming All-Star Batman page. Here's a first look at his art.



Shea Fontana (right in the photo at the top) is talking DC Super-Hero Girls. How they are expecting to collect the current books into one larger graphic novel. But how there expecting many more DC Superhero Girls due to high demand.


Stephen Byrne, artist of Justice League/Power Rangers says next week's issue of giant octopuses attacking world landmarks will be the combined work of  Lord Zedd and Brainiac.


Batwoman will start telling past stories and how that affects her current situations. Marguerite Bennett defines her as "defiantly queer". And that it's her "dream come true to write Batwoman", her "favorite character across all comics"


Gene Luen Yang revealed what New Superman started when he was called up by a DC editor saying that they were going to do a Chinese Superman and asked him what he thought. He said it sounded terrible. So then Jim Lee called hm in for a chat… and the rest is history. He also talks about how the series is going to the heart of the DC Universe with the Yellow Peril character that kicked off the original Detective Comics #1, and will look at the dehumanising aspects of racial depictions in fiction. How Rebirth is about reconnecting to DC's history, even the shadier part.

While the fatness of the Chinese Batman was down to Gene recognising a lack of "chubby Asian characters" in the media here. Scott Snyder called for a "Chubby Chinese Dick Grayson." Gene seemed to consider it…

Scott Snyder states that his upcoming Batman-related crossover event created with Greg Capullo, which we believe to be called Metal, will not affect the Batman books, and will not just be among the Bat family of comics, but promises you don't need to collect a million issues.

A Justice Society Of America comic has already been planned. And there will be forthcoming plans for Hawkman after his recent series… Metal?

Updating as we go…


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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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