We are only rounding out the first day of the convention and we already have a good group of announcements and reveals. And we still have three days left. The last major panel for DC Comics, that at least pertains to us here at TBU, was a spotlight on Geoff Johns. The basic panel was Dan Didio talking with Geoff about his different projects.
With the recent announcement that Geoff would step down from his executive position within DC Entertainment, there were plans for projects revealed at the time. These included working on a variety of movies and television shows, as well as heading a number of comic book projects as well. At today’s panel, more was revealed about some of the projects from that initial announcement.
Getting some of the non-TBU stuff out front, Shazam will be getting an ongoing series starting in November. Doomsday Clock will continue as it has been with releasing a new issue every other month. He briefly discussed his upcoming Killing Zone imprint in that the stories told will take place from 1940 to 2040, and feature characters we haven’t seen in awhile and publish in the middle of next year. On the television side of things, Johns is developing a Stargirl series for DC Universe, which is planned to debut in 2019.
The big reveal, for at least the Bat-Fans out there, is further details for the Three Jokers series. Titled Batman: Three Jokers, the series will in fact feature Jason Fabok on art as previously revealed, but also release under DC Black Label. Johns was quick to point out that while the series is under Black Label, it still takes place during current continuity.
“It’s not about other dimensions or other Earths. It’s a very grounded, emotional story,” said Johns. He also stated that the series will focus on Batman (Bruce Wayne), Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and Red Hood (Jason Todd).
The series will debut this winter as a three-issue prestige format limited series. Looking forward to what is to come for Joker, or should I say, Jokers?