Jul 23, 2011
The panel continued on how many of their top characters, with an emphasis on the World's Finest (Superman & Batman) have started to really show their age looking like they are in their 40's or 50's (Dan said there wasn't nuthin wrong with that..as the panel and crowd laughed), but this signaled how a refresh was needed to give more access to DC's iconic heroes/villians.
Berganza spoke on how that this wasn't a mere refresh as there are many historic events (that was composed by him and he calls it the 5 yr timeline) that have remained intact with many of the characters though many of the DCU will look more in their 20's or so.
After going over some more tidbits here and there Jim Lee stunned the crowd by going into explaining the first seven pages of his (and Geoff Johns) book- Justice League.
I looked at her (as she was sitting one row ahead) and she was looking at him and nodding her head that this is the case. I suppose that he is crazy. Not cause he is Korean or anything..just calling it like I see it.
Lee went on in jumping from his comedy act to real deets on how this is a much less battle tested Batman that was refreshing for him to take on and allowed him to do never before action shots like-- Batman's cowl getting knocked out of place from this unknown adversary. Another first was the fire engine that is a construct of, yes you guessed it right! Green Lantern!
If this preview art shows anything its that the JL book will be the real-deal and that some serious record-breaking sales figures are about to be hit hard. No doubt. Lee finished up his slideshow by acting like Batman and asking GL to turn off his light so they can just hang in the shadows. That's one funny mofo!