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NYCC: Follow along with DC's Coming Up In the DC Multiverse panel from New York Comic Con

Want to know what's happening next in the DC Multiverse? Tune into our liveblog

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New York Comic Con has rolled around! And we are so excited to bring you the biggest news from the Javits Center, so you can enjoy it from wherever you are.

To continue that mission, we are liveblogging the DC Comics Coming Up in the DC Multiverse panel. The official DC synopsis for the panel reads: "The world’s finest comic book writers and artists provide exclusive details on what fans can expect in some of DC’s upcoming comics and graphic novels. Panelists include Jeremy Adams, Aaron Campbell, Kami Garcia, Tim Sheridan, Si Spurrier, Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey."

It looks like there's going to be a lot of new stuff coming (I mean, check out those panelists!) - so keep your eagle eyes peeled and stuck on this page.


Popverse will be providing wall-to-wall coverage of New York Comic Con 2023, with an all-star crew of writers, editors, and video producers there all four days (and nights), as well as in advance of the show. You can follow along to this coverage as well as the panels we're streaming with our NYCC Popverse coverage guide.

Our live coverage of this event has finished.

And we are seated! Front (and a little to the left) and ready to bring all the news to you!
We'll see if this wifi holds. So far, so steady.
Looks like we're about to begin! Panelists are heading on stage.
With Popverse's very own Ashley V. Robinson hosting :)
And we're beginning!
Between Two Toms joke has been made.
Our first intro is to Tom Taylor who is struggling with jetlag and excited to talk about Beast World. "Beast World is the first Titans event," Talor shares. Bizarely, Titans have just never gotten an event before. But this one is "massive."
"The only person who can save the entire world is Beast Boy." Taylor says. And Beast Boy is going to become Starro to save the world, and he's "sort of lost in the moment and manages to infect the world."
"This book is the most epic thing you've ever seen," Taylor promises. "There's twists!"
Now it's time to talk about the wonderful pun of "Garro," which apparently was a big hit amongst DC Comics.
Beast World #2 is written by Tom Taylor with art from Ivan Reis and Danny Miki - and it's on sale December 12. (Garro looks pretty cool, btw)
Titans: Beast World #3 will be written by Tom Taylor with art from Lucas Meyer and is on sale Dec 26.
Titans: Beast World #4 features Lex Luthor, Peacemaker, and Amanda Waller on it's cover. It comes out in January.
Beast World #5's cover features a new character called Doctor Hate. We're not getting more details on the character though... looks like we'll have to buy the book.
Now it's time to talk Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo's Starfire book - which is on sale in July 2024. Kami Garcia can't share too much detail, but she says it's going to be good, "it's beautiful." "These books are really fun, I love writing them. Gabriel is so fun to work with, and the readers are amazing."
Garcia shared that she wanted to create comics that were relatable and that would appeal to regular readers. "They could be at your high school."
Garcia shares an anecdote of meeting Marv Wolfman and asking him for advice. He responded, "I just want you to make everyone love Raven as much as I do."
A secret announcement... from Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell. Hellblazer is coming back!
"It's big and it's beautiful," Campbell shares. We're seeing some interior art from Campbell featuring Constantine sitting on a bus.
The comic will be titled John Constantine, Hellblazer: Dead in America.
We're seeing a cover with Dream and Constantine. And there's a bag of Dream Dust involved.
And now some copies of the Hellblazer trade are being handed out to a few lucky fans!
Now it's time for Jeremy Adams to chat Jay Garrick: The Flash!
This series will explore the relationship between Jay Garrick and his daughter. Adams has a ten year old, and that experience is getting put into the book "just in terms of the love you feel for your kid."
"I'm not super complicated. I just like having fun, and it'll be fun!" says Adams about the series.
Now it's time for Tim Sheridan to and Cian Tormey to chat about Alan Scott: Green Lantern. Sheridan jokes that staritng a title that's been on hiatus for so long is "not daunting at all."
"We know Alan Scott came out of the closet, but we dont know how," Sheridan says about the series.
"There are a lot of people out there who are going to read this book and going to feel represented, and I'm not just talking about queer people, though I think queer people are going to feel represented." Sheridan says that he wanted to tell a story that is going to resonate with everyone.
Now it's time to chat Wonder Woman #1 with Tom King!
Daniel Sampere says that the response at the convention to the comic has been great.
Tom King shares that Wonder Woman is incredibly hard to write, while Batman is easy to write. "Wonder Woman is so much less defined."
Tom King apparently reads aloud while he writes, including doing Wonder Woman with her accent (which is how he writes her). After first being asked to do the voice, he says, "You think I don't have free will? Fuck you all!" But then he does the voice - which is quite funny.
Sampere agrees with King that Wonder Woman is difficult to approach, difficult to draw. He says the character has contradictions, that she has to be strong but also gentle.
"I'm pretty far with the issues, and still when she appears on the page, it's still a challenge," Sampere says.
Ashley asks whether Sampere and King will ever swap jobs, and King responds, "No! Because that would be mean and cruel."

SPOILERS IN THIS POST

"Issue 4 is our beautiful sentimental issue and made our editors cry," King shares. Sampere shares that it also made his girlfriend cry. "Issue 5, that's when the Wonder Girls come in... 6 is a little of a break issue. It's Wonder Woman and Superman go to a mall and shop for a Christmas present for Batman. And issue 7 is a big fight issue."

SPOILERS

(John and Damian will appear in those Trinity issues.)

And we're wrapping up with where to find these great DC creators on social media and such.
Thank you so much for following along with our liveblog of this panel.
We had a blast covering it!
We had a blast covering it!
Popverse will be providing wall-to-wall coverage of New York Comic Con 2023, with an all-star crew of writers, editors, and video producers there all four days (and nights), as well as in advance of the show. You can follow along to this coverage as well as the panels we're streaming with our NYCC Popverse coverage guide.