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New York Comic Conâ€™s DC Comics — Superman panel began as moderator John Cunningham led the audience in a round of applause for the Superman panelists and creative teams: â€œSuperman Unchainedâ€? writer Scott Snyder, â€œSuperman/Batmanâ€? writer Greg Pak, â€œSuperman/Wonder Womanâ€? writer Charles Soule and artist Tony Daniel, artist Aaron Kuder from â€œAction Comicsâ€? and finally â€œSupermanâ€? writer Scott Lobdell.
Cunningham admitted to audience groans that due to technical difficulties they would not be showing slides and would be ending the panel five minutes early, but promised every audience member a Superman cape as a sorry, the PR team passing the capes around the crowd. The audience cheered again as Snyder kicked off the panel by comparing writing Batman and Superman.
â€œSuperman is so emotionally open and so vulnerable…he protects his loved ones from the things he doesnâ€™t want them to know would hurt them,â€? Snyder said. However, writing Bruce, â€œHeâ€™ll tell you heâ€™s fine and thatâ€™s how you know heâ€™s not fine.â€?
Snyder then said that he felt he was â€œhitting his strideâ€? with issue #4 and #5 of â€œSuperman Unchained.â€? The writer then told the room about an upcoming scene with Lex Luthor wondering aloud while making orgami figures of the DC Universe heroes how each member will die as Jimmy Olsen watches, unable to stop him.
â€œIn [issue #5] Wraith begins to make his argument as a friend…he says, â€˜You pretend to be this human Clark — wait, he doesnâ€™t now that yet, Iâ€™m spoiling it,â€? Snyder laughed as the room cracked up. The writer then went on to say that in issue #5 Wraith tells Superman that heâ€™ll have to give up pretending to be human as heâ€™ll outlive everyone he cares about, â€œAnd then Wraith attacks him in a fun way!â€? Snyder laughed again.
â€œThe bigger elements of Wraithâ€™s background and the mystery about him is brought to bear in a big way…and Luthor and Jimmy are caught in the middle.â€?
As Snyder finished the slides began working and Scotty pointed to the panels of Luthor making origami figures of Superman.
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