Rob Williams To Write Jim Lee's Suicide Squad #InStoreKickOff #ConKickOff2016

2016-03-05 (1)Kevin White talked to DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee to kick off the In Store Convention Kick Off, streaming to stores across the USA.

Jim Lee talked about how at DC Comics they are focusing on the periodical line, getting readers into comic stores every Wednesday and how keeping that level of excitement is critical to the comic book industry. About how the TV series can create excitement for the comics.

He talked about his excitement for Rebirth, taking whet they learnt from the NEw 52 to refine what they are doing.

"It's not a reboot, it's really a relaunch, creatively it's looking at the entire line… taking elements of the DC Mythology maybe not seen in the New 52 and bringing them back… we have really high hopes, it's amazing to see the covers come in the new writers come in, sitting down with Geoff Johns and spending hours focusing on the characters… It's going to be very character driven. Discovering what makes them unique and exciting and different from each other."

As to the bi-weekliness, "it's going to be interesting to see the cadence and the flow – and a more accelerated pace."

Which character will surprise the audience the most? He's not saying until the WonderCon live streaming. And stated that Rob Williams, currently writing Martian Manhunter for DC, will be writing the Suicide Squad ongoing comic he's drawing.

Which explains this:

Jim admits to reading a lot of the internet, with advice from Brent Anderson, "if you take the positive and let it go to your head, you have to take the negative as well…" Jim tries to dismiss both. Very Rudyard Kipling's If...

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