Jim Lee and Dan Didio hosted this event kicking off NYCC 2018 and, as always, there were the odd announcement and surprise guest too. This time round, it was Brian Michael Bendis and Marv Wolfman, both of whom where there to announce new comics coming out from DC.
First up was Bendis, announcing his teen-focused comic book line, Wonder Comics, featuring the return of Impulse (I know he’s already returned, but that was a one page reveal at the end of ‘Flash Wars’), Conner Kent (the much loved Superboy who span out of the ‘Reign of the Supermen’ saga of the 90’s) and, eventually, Young Justice.
Here’s the rest of the titles he’ll be curating which have some very familiar, and even nostalgic, titles to look out for:
- Naomi which Bendis will co-write with David Walker (Cyborg), featuring art by Jamal Campbell (Justice League of America: Vixen)
- Wonder Twins, written by Mark Russell (The Flintstones, The Lone Ranger) with art by Stephen Byrne (Justice League/Power Rangers)
- Dial H For Hero, an updated take on the Silver Age classic series from the team of writer Sam Humphries (Harley Quinn) and artist Joe Quinones (Black Canary/Zatanna)
After this came the news of a Primal Age toy line and comics. The toyline – put out by Funko and very reminiscent of the He-Man and The Masters of The Universes figures of the 80’s (I mean, those bodies are exactly the same!) with comics written by Marv Wolfman. The only downside was that these comics would be exclusive to Target, a shop we don’t have over here in the UK. With art by Scott Koblish, these will be very much in the vein of sword and sorcery titles such as DC’s Warlord.
I’m excited by the prospect of more Dial H For Hero and news of the return of Young Justice (just in time for the third series of the much-loved animation series, maybe?) even if I’m not the correct demographic they’re aiming for, but I could take or leave the Primal Age figures. Seems a bit too desperate if you ask me, but I’m sure there’ll be people out there who lap them up.But, c’mon guys, at least include Anthro, or even Vandal Savage, as figures. I mean they’re at least from that era, right?