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DC at C2E2 tidbits: Renee Montoya, Static and more

Static Shock #1

Static Shock #1

While there may not have been a slew of big announcements coming out of DC’s C2E2 panels this weekend, there were several fun little tidbits that came up during the panels, particularly during the Q&A sessions. Here are a few that caught my eye from the New 52 panel and the Superman/Batman panel:

• While Static won’t be joining the Teen Titans, Bob Harris, DC editor-in-chief, did say something “might be happening with Static relatively soon.” Static Shock was one of the first titles cancelled after the launch of the New 52, and I don’t think we’ve seen the character since then (I should always ask Tom before I make statements like that). He’s the most well-known character to come out of the Milestone universe, having had his own cartoon, so a return would make sense.

• A fan asked whether there would be “an answer as to Renee Montoya’s status in the New 52″ and whether Batwoman will be drawn closer to the other Bat-books. “Yes and yes,” Harras said. Montoya took over as the Question in the pre-New 52 universe, and since that role is already taken by someone else entirely in the New 52, it’s doubtful she’ll be taking on that name again (though I wouldn’t rule it out completely). But she had a pretty rich history in the DCU even before that, so she’d be a welcome addition.

• Fans of Orange Lantern Larfleeze should watch out for Green Lantern #20 … apparently the Orange Lantern oath will finally be revealed there.

• Asked about a new Superman-esque character for Earth 2, Harras said there are plans for that series that “may have ripple effects for other worlds, as well.”

• And finally, Publishers Weekly has the scoop on the DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels and Chronology 2013, a “121-page reading guide and index to the publisher’s extensive backlist of collected and original graphic novels.” According to PW, the guide “contains a suggested-reading sequence for its graphic novels and short plot summaries for the major entries.” The free guide will be available in May.



I really miss the Rene Montoya Question. She was a great character and I loved the Crime Bible saga that showed up all thru the DC universe at the time.

Andrew Collins

April 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I never loved the Montoya Question myself, but I liked Montoya overall as a character, so seeing her back, preferably in the pages of Batwoman, in ANY role would be nice…

I’d rather Montoya returned in a new Gotham Central series.

Although, apart from Layman, there is no one at DC currently I’d want writing it.

I loved Montoya as the Question, but her taking the mantle from Vic was the result of the journey Greg Rucka created for her. It would be cool if the Question wasn’t just one person, but several and Renee was one of them.

Any news on Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain? I’m eager to shell out for a Steph and/or Cass book. Isn’t my money good enough for DC?

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