DC Comics held their Superman Panel early during this year’s New York Comic Con, with Pat Gleason, Peter Tomasi, Doug Mahnke, Phil Jimenez, and Steve Orlando talking about the Superman family of characters. Here are some of the highlights of what was revealed…
Apparently Superman fans can look forward to seeing Frankenstein and his wife in an upcoming story arc in “Superman”.
Phil Jimenez spoke about the “Superwoman” comic book saying, “I think of Superwoman, the very concept, as team oriented. As far as I’m concerned, this is about women helping each other and women helping people. It’s a book about people finding the best in each other. Lana and Lois may not always get along, but they feel ‘We can work together well and make the world a better place’…they don’t work from places of angst…They might interpret what that S means differently.”
As “Supergirl” readers know, Cyborg Superman (aka Zor-El) is the focus of the first story arc in that title. Steve Orlando said, “It’s the crux of the first arc, certainly. I think it’s an interesting counterpoint to the story going on between Superman and his son. I grew up in the ’90s with Hank Henshaw, and I saw the Cyborg created in the New 52, and I thought it was full of pathos. He’s the brother of Superman’s father, and he fails…what’s interesting about [Cyborg Superman and Supergirl] is that they both thing they’re heroes…that’s where he thinks he’s coming from, but it’s filtered through being a killer robot from outer space. But it’s also relatable. I think you feel for him, and he’s a tragic character.”
Supergirl and Superman won’t be crossing over into each other’s titles much at all initially. “The meeting has to happen, and it will happen, but first we need to establish who she is.”
When fans probed for more details on upcoming stories during question time Peter Tomasi responded with, “There so much stuff coming down the pike…just don’t ask about it. Let it happen.”