Last week, WonderCon gave DC fans a first look at Wonder Woman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Unstoppable Doom Patrol among other things. Today it’s MegaCon’s turn, with exclusive showcases from industry heavy hitters such as Geoff Johns, Joshua Williamson, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Simone Di Meo, and Mitch Gerads.
Among the more spectacular reveals was the brand-new Dawn of DC trailer with artwork by the iconic Jeff Spokes. For everyone else, the trailer will premiere during episodes of AEW Dynamite and AEW Rampage on TNT in May, and additionally on HBO Max.
Batman and Robin, starting in September, care of writer Joshua Williamson and artist Simone Di Meo, sees Bruce and Damian Wayne reunited following the events of Batman vs. Robin and Lazarus Planet. The Dark Knight and his son are back to solving mysteries and fighting monsters in Gotham, and fans got to drool over the first issue’s cover, interior art, and Di Meo’s coup de grace: a Robin Mobile.
Batman’s not the only big name getting attention. The Flash is speeding towards his monumental 800th issue set to arrive on June 6th. The over-sized spectacle will spotlight stories from well known Flash writers like Mark Waid (Batman/Superman: World’s Finest), Geoff Johns, Joshua Williamson, and Jeremy Adams (The Flash). MegaCon featured Johns unveiling five exclusive pages by Scott Kolins (The Flash) with the focus on Zoom aka Hunter Zolomon. Williamson took the opportunity to reveal his contribution will highlight Barry Allen and Iris West’s relationship with sneak peek artwork coming soon!
Considering the two Superman writers in attendance it’s no surprise sneak peeks at the upcoming issues of Superman and Action Comics were on deck. Superman #3’s first look featured a new costume for Superman, while Phillip Kennedy Johnson previewed both the central story in Action Comics #1054 along with a variant cover care of Mirko Colak (Aquaman) for the next issue of Green Lantern: War Journal, launching in September. Fans will first peep John Stewart in the backup to Green Lantern by Jeremy Adams with art by Xermánico, on shelves come May 9.
If you’ve been itching to see Helena Wayne’s journey through time, the wait is over – Johns dropped a first look at Justice Society of America #4 about this very story! It’s not the only Justice Society of America to watch out for though, #6 brings the New Golden Age and the Dawn of DC together for the first time. It’s not a one-off either, Johns promised there will be more New Golden Age stories to come.
May 16th brings Halloween to Gotham early with Batman: The Brave and the Bold, where award winning artist Mitch Gerads and writer Tom King take up a the brutal task of documenting the horrifying first confrontation between The Joker and the Batman. If you’re into self-hatred, deceit, and…jokes (of course), this twisted Mr. J might be the Joker you’ve been waiting for.