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THE SOURCE: What about DC’s new 52 titles excites you the most?

PAUL CORNELL: I think giving the general public both a reason to, and the ability to, buy their first comic, at the same moment, is the single thing that will save the industry. I think DC has done a tremendous thing here, and they should be applauded tremendously for it.

How and why are you shaking up the series’ status quo?

I’m giving the Demon a bunch of comrades to smash teeth with, having him rhyme only at the end of a scene (or when it’s particularly cool for him to do so), giving the Shining Knight a continuing existence in Medieval times, showing how hard ‘Madam Xanadu’ (if that is her real name) had to be to get by, showing the moment Apollo and the Midnighter met, giving the Martian Manhunter conflicted warrior feelings about how super heroes do what they do, making Jenny Q age with the century she’s the spirit of, making The Engineer obviously better qualified to lead her team that the man who actually leads it… I could go on.

What new characters will debut in the series?

DEMON KNIGHTS: Al Jabr, the medieval playboy inventor; Clytemnestra, mysteriously independent from her people on the Island of the Amazons, the greatest archer of her age, who makes her way through Europe, staying apart, able to ride but not to walk.

STORMWATCH: Adam One, who’s been aging backwards since the Big Bang, the master of tactics who… forgets things and isn’t that great at convincing people he knows what he’s doing; the Projectionist, the voice of and god of the internet and the Eminence of Blades, the universal master of bladed weapons, who has terrible doubts.

Will we see new character designs?


What’s the first line of dialogue in the first issue?

DEMON KNIGHTS: ‘The beasts have broken us! The castle has fallen! Flee, you innocents unprotected! Flee while we die!’

STORMWATCH: ‘I am not a (expletive deleted) super hero!’ (That’s how it actually reads in the issue.)

StormwatchLogoWhat’s the biggest surprise you’ve had working on this character/book?

STORMWATCH: How easy it was to just set it in the DC Universe. Stormwatch have always been there.

DEMON KNIGHTS: That everyone thinks it’s going to be set in Camelot. It’s not, it’s hundreds of years later.

What secret has been the hardest to keep?

The Martian Manhunter. The way Stormwatch ties in to everything that’s happening in the rest of the DCU. Vandal Savage being on the Demon Knights team.

What’s the unofficial tagline for this series, in your own words?

DEMON KNIGHTS: Swords and sorcery and super heroes. The Magnificent Seven in Dragon Age. Some previous sword and sorcery books always seemed a bit grey and brown to me. This one’s got a team of huge characters in a proper, mapped out, fantasy setting, with a certain grim Game Of Thrones edge to it.

STORMWATCH: We are not (expletive deleted) super heroes. This one’s the angry teenage sibling of the DC Universe, except in this case it does know better. Stormwatch were here first, saving the world is their job and they think super heroes are decadent gaudy amateurs. They’re the ruthless stone cold professionals. Right now it looks like they might be facing the enormous threat they were created to combat, only to find themselves having a bit of a crisis of leadership.

What were your thoughts about the day-and-date digital announcement?

The best thing ever. I’ve been arguing for it for years with anyone in sight.

The awesome looking teaser for Brave,

And for legality, Etrigan messing about in Batman Beyond,

Date: 2011-06-27 08:53 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Loving the sound of Demon Knights, this El Jabr and Clytemnestra (That's going to be a bugger to spell consistently!) sound potential fun and Vandal savage to boot... interesting, he IS the master pragmatist.

Date: 2011-06-27 09:01 pm (UTC)
stillanerd: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stillanerd
STORMWATCH: We are not (expletive deleted) super heroes. This one’s the angry teenage sibling of the DC Universe, except in this case it does know better. Stormwatch were here first, saving the world is their job and they think super heroes are decadent gaudy amateurs. They’re the ruthless stone cold professionals. Right now it looks like they might be facing the enormous threat they were created to combat, only to find themselves having a bit of a crisis of leadership.

So basically, Stormwatch are now post-Flashpoint what the JSA became post-Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Date: 2011-06-27 09:10 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Don't really think so. The JSA had long since disbanded and/or been cast into Limbo (literally) after Crisis. Infinty Inc was in business, but the JSA was long gone. (Also never really "ruthless stone cold professionals" IMHO)

Date: 2011-06-27 09:16 pm (UTC)
stillanerd: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stillanerd
What I meant was, as far as the continuity of the DC universe post-relaunch, it sounds like, in terms of a group of people with super-powers, Stormwatch was around BEFORE the debut of Superman, who is described as the "first superhero." The only reason why Stormwatch is not considered a group of "superheroes" despite having various characters with superpowers is because they don't consider themselves oens by how they define the term. Meaning, and I could be mistaken about this, it sounds like that while there are going to be characters from JSA around like Hawkman, Mr. Terrific, and, maybe Power Girl, the JSA, as a group, has no never existed prior to Superman.

Date: 2011-06-27 10:18 pm (UTC)
lucky_gamble: (Ninja Fight)
From: [personal profile] lucky_gamble
They are going to show the moment when Apollo and Midnighter first met? God i hope its cute =D At least give me that DC. You're taking away Secret Six, Power Girl, and Oracle. Give me that at least!

Date: 2011-06-27 11:56 pm (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Robin/Damian Wayne)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
I can't help but laugh at seeing Etrigan riding that elderly man.

Date: 2011-06-28 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
" Clytemnestra (That's going to be a bugger to spell consistently!)"

Yeah--I still have problems trying to spell Themiskira or Hypolyta. :|

Date: 2011-06-28 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I'm thinking it's going to be more like what Jonathon Hickman's doing with SHIELD over in Marvel than the JSA.

Date: 2011-06-28 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
At first I was kinda curious to see how these books would go.

Now I'm DYING to read these.

Date: 2011-06-28 12:53 am (UTC)
strannik01: (Default)
From: [personal profile] strannik01
In the original Wildstorm continuity, Stormwatch was established sometime in the early 80s - which, thanks to the ever-sliding DCU time scale, would mean that they existed after JSA but before Superman.

Date: 2011-06-28 01:58 am (UTC)
twomasks: (Fraggle)
From: [personal profile] twomasks
That's actually a Beyond-era Gotham police officer which may or may not make it even funnier. YMMV.

Date: 2011-06-28 02:40 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
I'm a bit curious about the digital comics, are they going to be something different from what Comixology offers? They're the only digital DC I can find at the moment.

I'd be a bit happier with the price point (although $2.99 isn't very competitive in the digital media marketplace) if I was actually able to download the product instead of being stuck viewing it in a browser window.

Date: 2011-06-28 02:46 am (UTC)
thanekos: Yoshikage Kira as Kosaku Kawajiri, after the second arrow. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
Dragon Age, Game of Thrones.. one more namecheck for the hat trick?

Date: 2011-06-28 03:31 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Strange as it seems I am looking forward to Stormwatch so far (though the changes on Apollo and Midnighters outfits aren't a plus). I'm only really worried that they'll make J'Onn seem even colder and distant than they have other times.

Date: 2011-06-28 04:11 am (UTC)
airawyn: (Robin finds the scaly underoos)
From: [personal profile] airawyn
My guess is that they'll be the same as Comixology, since they've already gone day-and-date digital with a couple of titles there.

You can download from Comixology, but you have to have an Android or an iPad/iTouch/iPhone. (I have an Android.) I agree that it'd be better if you could download with ANY system.

Date: 2011-06-28 08:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] 20thcenturyvole
God am I ever looking forward to Stormwatch. No bullshit, just protecting the world! Fun new characters! Angie as team leader! Midnighter & Apollo's first meeting! Jenny Quantum's mere presence! I AM SO EXCITED I MAY DIE.

Date: 2011-06-28 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Demon Knights seems relevant to my interests.

Although lakc of rhyming makes me sad. Everything is better with rhyming!

Date: 2011-06-28 10:34 am (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
The new characters don't fill me with happy happy joy joy feelings.

Medieval Batman & Wonder Woman? An immortal with Alzheimer's?.

Date: 2011-06-28 11:31 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Veri troo

Date: 2011-06-28 01:46 pm (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
I would LOVE to see how Apollo and Midnighter met.

And these might be the few things really good coming out of the reboot.

Brave, by the way, looks AMAZING. That we have to wait a year is a bit of a blow, but also understandable.

Date: 2011-06-28 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Brave: giving hope to those of us who miss awesome redheads for four years...

Date: 2011-06-28 06:01 pm (UTC)
filthysize: (Default)
From: [personal profile] filthysize
Sounds more like Medieval Iron Man, actually.

Date: 2011-06-28 06:24 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Reminds me of one of my favourite bits in the Lego Batman game....

Date: 2011-06-29 04:59 pm (UTC)
mistersandman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mistersandman
Yeah, as far as I'm concerned, the changes to Apollo and Midnighter's costumes are the worst of the reboot.

Date: 2011-06-30 09:38 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
That's easily my new favorite page featuring Etrigan now :D


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