SE: NYC '15 – Corporations Are People We Can Punch – The DC You Panel

20150607_120718_resizedDerek Trum is sat in today's DC You panel at SE: NYC '15 and reports in…

"If corporations are people, they're people we can punch."- Steve Orlando

Steve Orlando talked about his relaunch of Midnighter. Covers were shown for first three issues. In issue #3 Midnighter will face off with Multiplex, a villain most recently featured during season 1 of Flash.

20150607_120838_resizedApollo would make an appearance at some point in the future. They will tell the story of why Apollo and Midnighter are no longer an item.

20150607_121202_resizedGotham Academy #7 will feature the introduction of Damian Wayne to the series.

"That kid is a punk." – Brenden Fletcher

20150607_121507_resizedThe story will focus on how Damian fits in to the Gotham Academy.

"Of all the kids at Gotham Academy, Damien fits in the least." – Becky Cloonan


Black Canary was spoken about. A character from Gotham Academy will be joining as a series regular.  The only clue given was that is the last character you would expect.

"It's gonna be fun, and colorful. Rock'n'roll butt-kicking." -Annie Wu

20150607_122205_resizedBrendon Fletcher also said he was determined to reestablish Dinah as the top martial artist in the DCU.    20150607_122634_resizedGreg Pak was there to talk about Action Comics and the new status quo for Superman. We now find Superman who is de-powered, identity exposed, and sporting a new haircut. Superman will now be seen as more of a "Man of the people"

20150607_122754_resizedIn upcoming issues of Action we will be introduced to new supporting characters along with older characters who have found themselves under different circumstances.

20150607_123219_resizedConstantine: Hellblazer was talked about by co-worker Ming Doyle. Ming said she was really excited to get "Hellblazer" back in to the title and this book was very much a horror title. The book does feature a younger John Constintine who is now in his early 30's.


"He likes girls, and guys, and demons." – Ming Doyle

It was also confirmed that John will still have his punk rock background as a member of Mucus Membrane and is still a bi-sexual character.

 20150607_123744_resized"Even when Midnighter is going to Ikea, he's still Midnighter."  – Steve Orlando

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