WonderCon 2016: DC Comics Kicks it Off with All-Access
DC Entertainment’s first panel (DC All Access) of WonderCon 2016 has concluded, and the packed house were treated to some behind the scenes looks at the most exciting and essential stories of the DC Entertainment Universe! Moderator and DC All Access co-host Jason Inman spoke with an array of creators including Vertigo Executive Editor Shelly Bond, writer J.T. Krul, artists Ming Doyle, Jason Fabok, Mitch Gerads, and Annie Wu, and LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya for an in-depth look at some of the best stories that make DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD! For both veterans and new fans, these talented individuals presented a 101 guide to navigating the ‘verse.
The panel was kicked off with the epic trailers for Batman V Superman (out today!) and the upcoming Suicide Squad (coming to theaters Aug 5th). Fabok (Justice League, Wonder Woman, Batman Eternal) gave the low-down on Justice League #50, and Annie Wu discussed her tough-as-nails Black Canary! Veteran writer Krul (Green Arrow, Teen Titans, Captain Atom, Batman Beyond Unlimited) showed off some artwork for his new mini-series Bloodlines (coming soon!). Doyle (Constantine: The Hellblazer, The Kitchen) chatted about the gritty, glamorous Constantine: The Hellblazer with a sneak peek of issue #11!
And what’s DC All Access without the fan-favorite DC TV Shows? The panel showed some heart-racing, thrill seeking clips from The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, Supergirl, iZombie, Lucifer and the upcoming Preacher!
Bond was on hand to talk about Vertigo’s latest comics, including Unfollow, Clean Room, Lucifer, and The Dark and Bloody. She also debuted to the audience interior pages out of Vertigo’s highly anticipated Dark Night: A True Batman Story, an original graphic novel by Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso. Gerads, who just concluded the 1st arc of Sheriff of Babylon, talked about the success of his run and was excited to show off some of his work.
And while Sawaya didn’t bring his bricks, he captivated the audience discussing the Art of the Brick and the awesome Bat Signal in the DC Booth (you NEED to check it out!)
After some love for the new and already very popular DC Superhero Girls, the panel wrapped, leaving fans ecstatic! So much to see, and so much to come!
If you weren’t able to attend the panel, that’s no problem! Check out the gallery below for more insight on the panel.