DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio joined Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras and Executive Editor Eddie Berganza as well as a wave of talent including Judd Winick, Tony Daniel, Scott Lobdell, Sterling Gates, Rob Liefeld, Grant Morrison, CCO Geoff Johns and Scott Snyder for the presentation Saturday afternoon.Morrison spoke about writing his new book "Supergods" and how it covers "the history of comics from 'Action Comics' #1 to 'Action Comics' #1...I felt like Alan Moore was writing my life for a while there" with the circular details. He added that reading the book would be like sitting on a train with him forever while he babbled about superheroes. As for his relaunch title, the Superman marquee title is one where "We're not telling an origin. You've seen all that stuff before," Morrison said of the first arc, promising that the hero would get his way into the Jim Lee-designed costume from "Justice League."
. . .Lobdell said that when he came on to write the X-Men for Marvel years ago, he was known as "the guy who's not Chris Claremont" and now with "Teen Titans" he may be known as "the guy who's not Marv Wolfman of Geoff Johns." The former steward of the teen team did speak up for the new take on Tim Drake's superteam. "Initially I was skeptical because I like the characters the way they were...but once I read the script, I was blown away," Johns said, relating that he'd told Lobdell the book was going to make his head explode. Lobdell said he knew fans hadn't been excited about the wings on Red Robin's new costume, but they'd grow to love them once they saw Brett Booth's work on the action of the book.
. . .Snyder spoke up to his love of the history of "Swamp Thing," saying that despite the relaunch "everything that happened in the past stands" as his story dives in to the real life of Alec Holland as he confronts the force known as the Green to find out why he lost his life so that Swamp Thing could be born.
. . .Morrison said the New Gods currently reside on Earth-51, and they will appear in "Multiversity."
. . .The question of the status of the original "New Teen Titans" stories came up with Lobdell promising that the legacy of all the Teen Titans teams over the years will be respected while Johns promised that even though Cyborg is being established as a Justice Leaguer five years in the past, the door is left open at the end of "Justice League's" first arc for him to go join the Titans as chronicled by Wolfman and Perez.
. . .A fan dressed as Batgirl who had been at every DC panel over the weekend asked whether the publisher was committed to hiring more women. Didio said that they were working to put the best talent possible on the books. Morrison asked, "Do more women want to write DC superheroes?" and when many female fans responded "Yes!" he simply added "Then send your stuff in."Read the recap here