At the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo in Chicago this weekend, the DC Universe Panel gave a glimpse into the future of DCU. One would think coming off Blackest Night the strongest series since the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, DC would be headed in the right direction. Think again!
Everyone's favorite "one-hit Starman wonder," James Robinson is going to continue making us suffer through two series. At the C2E2, Robinson discussed the "War of the Superman," which will replace the regular Superman books in May and feature a war that takes exactly 100 minutes to fight. Wow, since the current Superman books have been so fantastic this story should be riveting!
Robinson also wowed the crowd discussing the third-generation Justice League composed of everyone's favorite D-list characters (Donna Troy, Dick Grayson as Batman, Mon-El, Cyborg, Starfire, Congorrilla, Guardian, and Mikaal Tomas).
And just when you think it cannot get any worse, Robinson mentions this little tidbit about Dick Grayson, "to my knowledge, he's going to be Batman for some time."
Meanwhile DC did have one good piece of news for Gfest. Ian Sattler mentioned that the Anti-Monitor and Darkseid will return. Please do everyone that shells out $3.99 for a comic book a favor and have Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi or Chris Yost write these books.