- A panel entitled “DCU: A Better Tomorrow--Today!” offered a sneak peek at upcoming events in the DC Universe. DC Executive Editor and Senior Vice President Dan Didio noted that two of the Flash's Rogues will be playing a major role in the new weekly series Countdown. Wizard reported that the "Countdown teases included a note that Flash villains Trickster and Pied Piper would play into the series heavily."
- A teaser poster unveiled at the DC Nation panel, in fact, features two gloved hands cuffed together under the banner headline "Villains Defiant." According to Newsarama, Didio explained that "the storyline tease refers to two men who shouldn't be together shackled together for the duration of Countdown, and [they] will travel through the underbelly of DCU." One of those hands clearly belongs to the Trickster. Is the other the Pied Piper? Or someone else entirely?
- In a major slip of the tongue, also covered at Newsarama, Didio admitted that the Flash appearing on the clue-cluttered DC Comics teaser poster released several weeks ago is, in fact, the great Barry Allen. What role Barry will be playing in upcoming stories remains to be seen, but the revelation has left the fan community buzzing.
Monday, February 26, 2007
The annual New York Comic Con was held this past weekend. DC Comics was there to hype their upcoming projects, of course, and to let at least a few details slip regarding what's ahead for the scarlet speedster and some of his more famous foes...