Friday, July 27, 2007

SDCC 2007: Group Therapy Panel

DC's second (and final) panel of the first day of Comic-Con International- DC Group Therapy - began with Dan DiDio introducing the panel: Writers Gail Simone, Geoff Johns, Sean McKeever, editors Eddie Berganza, and Michael Siglain.
Newsarama has posted a pretty awesome recap of this panel here. The Titans highlights, as reported by Newsarama:

DiDio asked McKeever about taking over Teen Titans and Birds of Prey. McKeever said he wanted to stay faithful to the work that Johns and Simone did, while expanding on what he would be able to bring to the table.

A fan said that with all the recent deaths, the Teen Titans were beginning to look like "emo teenagers" and if there were anything more positive to come. McKeever said that he's always enjoyed not going overboard with angst and missing drama with humor, but with the caveat that "things will get worse before they get better."

The same fan asked about more Doom Patrol stories, with DiDio indicating (as he has in the past) that there will be more stuff with the team at some point, but no immediate plans.

The next fan asked about the Teen Titans line-up, and if the current team would stay "cohesive" for a while. McKeever said he has no plans on changing it at the time, but joked that you never know when DiDio's going to call and tell him to kill someone.

McKeever said he likes the interactions between Kid Devil and Ravager.

Any more with Duela Dent? Berganza pointed to The Search for Ray Palmer books, and that they're going to use someone related to her and delve more into the character.

Is Connor Kent dead dead? DiDio said "Permanently temporarily dead."

"Any chance for a Starfire Vertigo series?" Johns: "That's like eating chocolate and pickles."

Additional reports from

- A fan asked if DC had any plans for the Wolfman-Perez Titans characters like Cyborg, Raven and Starfire. Didio hinted that another DC Panel at San Diego would make him happy...

- Conner Kent may not be dead in the future.... (see Teen Titans #50-51 for more.. )

- A fan asked if Sean would be following up on Geoff's set-up with Kid Devil losing his soul. McKeever hinted that the "Titans Tomorrow" sequel may provide some clues to that.

- Expanding on the Duela Dent question, Eddie Berganaza and Sean McKeever said her story would be revealed in the Search for Ray Palmer Countdown issue featuring the Crime Syndicate (which also features the heroic Jokester); That issue would reveal someone related to Duela.


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