With Flashpoint in full gear, what new things will DC bring to the table with this summer event? Welcome to the very first of many live blogs from panels here at San Diego Comic Con! First one up is the Flashpoint panel coming to you live from SDCC in room 6DE.
There's no doubt that with Flashpoint we've seen some insane changes to the DC Universe, but will some of these changes become permanent fixtures in the DCU, and how will Flashpoint, as a whole, affect the DC Revamp in September? Hopefully some of these changes will be answered at this panel.
11:30- Introductions, J.T. Krul, Dan Jeurgens, Sterling Gates, Joel Gomez. Bob Wayne, Senior V.P. of sales steps up to the mic. Wayne Casino Poker Chips are mentioned. They will be giving $100 chips away, which are rare, to great questions.
11:35- Art work for Flashpoint covers and Booster Gold. (My camera isn't working. Awesome!) Deathstroke cover for Flashpoint mini-series, obviously issue #3. Kid Flash cover by Francis Manapul. Sterling Gates talks about how he jumped at the chance to do the Kid Flash tie-in. Tease: There's something in the third issue that will make you want to tear you book apart? They do something with the speed force that's never been done before.
11:40- J.T. Krul think he has some of the coolest covers for the Flashpoint mini-series, for the Flying Graysons mini-series. Cover of issue two of the mini-series is on the big screen. Krul talks about the the characters in the book, and how he likes seeing Rag Doll and Doctor Fate in the book.
11:45- Cover for Abin Sur #3 tie in. They left it on the screen for a whole 3 seconds. It was Abin Sur creating a mace construct and smashing someone. Issue 3 of Hal Jordan is up now. It's Hal flying a plane in full gear. Abin Sur cover is back up. Now gone... Outsider #3 cover is up. Looks like Martian Manhunter has smashed the Outsider. He's holding his head. Questions from the audience time...
11:47-Can't hear the questions or answers because the room next to us is horribly loud. It's all annoying bass. Question: Where's Wally? Is he a part of the new 52? Answer: Come to new 52 panel. He will be in Kid Flash #3. Question: Is there one character you wanted to do a Flashpoint character book on that you couldn't? Answer: You'll see a few more pop up. One is living in the DCU and one isn't.
11:51-Question for Sterling: Why is Bart falling on each cover? Answer: He's lost and see issue three. "He's dropped into the future and Francis [Manapul] took that literally." Question: Who's idea was it for the Batman Flashpoint book? Answer: Sounds like they just let Brian Azzarello go nuts. That's what I'm taking from the answers from the panel. Question: Thanks for doing the "Draw the line at $2.99." (He gets a black poker chip) Could these stories become series on their own? Answer: Go to new 52 panel. Pick up Flashpoint #5. It will show you how we get from Flashpoint to the revamp.
11:58- Question: Will we be able to see Flashpoint characters in the revamp? Answer: Characters like Aquaman and Batman don't fit in, but who knows? Maybe in the future. Question/Statement: Guy wants to hear stories about behind the scenes Flashpoint. Answer: Johns wanted to do something big with Flash. It was an overnight process. Not too much info.
12:02- Question: Is Flashpoint a vehicle to bring back a non-popular character? Answer: Johns likes Flash more than Green Lantern. Another question the panel can't really answer.
12:05- Question: Did Reverse Flash do everything on his own? Answer: Flashpoint #5. Question: How was Citizen Cold chosen to be the hero in the mini-series? Answer: Johns really wanted to put Cold in the spotlight and it's his second favorite character. Question: Dove (Hawk and Dove has a question) asks, she only reads what her room mates brings home and leaves on the toilet. How should she get him to read Flashpoint? Answer: Read Flashpoint #1.
12:12- Someone's phone goes off and it's the intro to the old Wonder Woman show, Question: Where is Wally West? Answer: They avoided the question. Something big may be going on with Wally West.
12:20- A couple more questions left. Question: Will Flashpoint herald back to Elseworlds? Answer: It's very Elseworldy... read Flashpoint 5. Question: Flashpoint animated film? Answer: That's a good idea. I don't think anyone thought of that. Question: Minority characters? Strong? Answer: Cyborg, Blue Beetle, Mr. Terrific. Someone from the crowd yells "Flashpoint #5." Would we like to see a Flash movies? Everyone applauds. Question: New 52 question.... come on people. Questions: Why no New Gods? Answer: No real answer. Question: Will Geoff Johns have any Kansas towns in his books. Answer: Flashpoint 5. It's a new punchline! Question: Aquaman-Splashpoint. He gets a chip. Red Lantern guys gets up. Question: Where's Jay Garrick? Answer: Kid Flash #3.
What did I learn from this panel? Two things.
#1 Keep reading
#2 Go to the New 52 panel... which I will be at later I think.
Panel over. See you later!