During New York Comic Con, DC Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee used their “Meet the Publishers” panel to kick off the Con and give at “State of the Union” overview of what comic fans can expect next from the home of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. But Dan and Jim also like to toss in an occasional surprise or two to keep fans on their toes.
This year’s panel was no exception, as New York Times bestselling writer Grant Morrison made a surprise appearance on the panel. Morrison didn’t come empty handed either; lucky fans got a chance to see the newest art from longtime collaborator Yanick Paquette from their upcoming original graphic novel, WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE Vol. 2. Grant talked with Dan and Jim about his vision for this next chapter of Diana’s journey through Man’s world and what surprises readers can expect along the way.
The publishers had a little more “Morrison” in store for fans when they introduced Eisner award-winning artist and National Cartoonists Society president Bill Morrison as the new Executive Editor of MAD Magazine. Bill chatted with Dan and Jim about the legacy of MAD, the transition from New York to Burbank and his vision for continuing MAD magazine’s role as America’s #1 home for humor and satire (in a field of one).