Saturday, April 24, 2010

DC Kids At C2E2


I read with great interest the many many posts that were posted on the usual comic websites regarding the C2E2 event in Chicago.

From a DC point of view, a lot was discussed about Brightest Day and Blackest Night. There was also some significant Batman talk.

Surprisingly, there wasn't a lot said (or at least reported) on Superman or Supergirl ... either War of the Supermen of the post-New Krypton books. In one of the panels, Dan Didio at least admitted that Superman was out of his own titles for too long and in retrospect maybe 6 months would have been enough.

I did find a couple of interesting nuggets to report about at the DC Kids panel though.




Here is the link to the whole discussion courtesy of Newsarama:
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/C2E2-DC-Kids-100421.html

First was an upcoming issue of Tiny Titans, “Crisis on Infinite Toddlers” with the accompanying image of tiny Supergirl holding a baby Kid Devil and the other characters arrayed behind her in a clear homage to the famous George Perez Crisis on Infinite Earths cover. Baltazar explained he “loves Perez’s art and wanted to do this for a long time.” And that “it’s the story of Supergirl trying to get the younger Tiny Titans to go to sleep.” When the chuckles of the audience died down he continued, “We try to make ourselves laugh.” “So you write to your own level?” DiDio shot back.

I love Tiny Titans and I am glad that Supergirl gets some time in the book even though her Titans career has always been sporadic and brief.

And we can add another entry to the long list of Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 cover homage list.

This issue is currently scheduled for a June release.

And then there was this question in the Q&A session afterwards.



A mother in attendance asked about another Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade mini?

DiDio: “We are looking into it; there will be something for the kids, either Supergirl or Superman”

I wonder if Didio means it when he says that DC is 'looking into' a Cosmic Sequel. When I start to hear 'non-answers' like this I figure the real answer is 'no' which is a shame. I think Cosmic was very well received and a fiscal success.

I'll keep my fingers crossed.

6 comments:

TalOs said...

lol, such an adorable cover to Tiny Titans! Another here hoping DiDio isn't lying about an official sequel to Supergirl Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade being given the green light at that!

Gene said...

Anybody here planning on going to the SDCC so they can ask DiDio about Cosmic Adventures? Gotta keep the flame alive...

Mart said...

Oh, I'd so love more Cosmic Adventures. I may have to refer the question to the creators' website ...

Mart said...

Alrighty. I e-mailed Landry Walker and he said I could post his kind response. His first line is in response to my hope for more Cosmic Adventures.

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'We hope so too. It's heartening that people still ask for it and that new reviews keep popping up. The more buzz, the more demand, the more likely we are to see something come together.

Eric has drawn a huge pile of pre-production artwork for a 9th grade year and we've got the story all planned out. (my office wall is covered with notes like "Lena Thorul = Jungle Princess")

At this point, it comes down to what editorial feels is feasible. And our editors and DiDio have been very supportive. I figure that if it doesn't happen, there'll be some kind of good reason.

Keep your fingers crossed. I know I am.'

Landry Walker said...

I have a little more time now... just wrapped up a deadline. And I wanted to drop by and reiterate my email to Mart. We're hopeful but it's largely out of our hands. We're still kind of working on the story and designs. Because it's fun more than any other specific reason. Basically: Fingers crossed.

Anj said...

I have a little more time now... just wrapped up a deadline. And I wanted to drop by and reiterate my email to Mart. We're hopeful but it's largely out of our hands. We're still kind of working on the story and designs. Because it's fun more than any other specific reason. Basically: Fingers crossed.

Thanks to Mart for doing the legwork.

And thanks to you for stopping by and posting.

Of course, I am (and I think all of us) are keeping our fingers crossed as well. Anything more concrete we can do to help? Someone we could email and plead to?