DC’s 2013 WonderCon slate starts Friday afternoon in Anaheim with an “All Access” panel, featuring Ann Nocenti, Scott Snyder, James Robinson, Matt Kindt and DC digital’s Jim Chadwick.
Things start with Scott Snyder, talking about his upcoming “Zero Year” arc on Batman. “When the New 52 started, we tried to keep a lot of Batman’s history intact,” the writer says. “A lot of it is intact, but we realized a lot of the things from Year One couldn’t stand,” due to issues like Selina Kyle’s origin being different.
Synder says “Zero Year” is “nothing like Year One, since trying to do a better version of that story would be impossible. Snyder says he thinks it’s the best thing the current team has done on Batman, and that readers haven’t seen the character’s origin done like this before.
As for Superman Unchained, Snyder says that he’s, “Excited to see what you guys think. It’s meant to be a classic Superman story, but done in a new way.
The four-page poster fold-out in the first issue by series artist (and DC co-publisher Jim Lee) is “one of my favorite compositions I’ve ever seen,” Snyder says, showing Superman from different angles where he’s heroic in appearing both powerful and vulnerable. “It speaks to what our book is about, in a lot of ways.”
For his Vertigo slate, Snyder says the upcoming The Wake with Sean Murphy is very different from anything he’s done before, and thanks the fans for continuing to stay enthused about American Vampire during its hiatus.