A favorite among many longtime and hardcore Batman fans, writer Alan Brennert released a statement on Facebook this week regarding his lack of compensation for the use of the character Barbara Kean Gordon in the upcoming Fox TV show Gotham, a live-action series based on the Batman characters. Brennert wrote a story in 1981 where the character was created as the fiancée of then-Lt. James Gordon. While it was an out-of-continuity story, the character was later brought into canon as Commissioner Gordon’s wife (most notably in Batman: Year One, and in the films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight). In the television series' pilot episode -- which ComicsAlliance staffers have seen and verified -- Barbara Kean is introduced as James Gordon's bride-to-be, played by Erin Richards.
For this reason, Brennert requested equity in the character and compensation for her use in Gotham – a request that has been denied, which has in turn inspired consternation among Brennert's fans, industry observers and other creators.
Paul Levitz has been a name in the world of comics for more than 40 years, having worked in the industry since he was a teenager, but his name has always been associated with one publisher, DC Comics, until now.
BOOM! Studios announced today at the ComicsPRO retailers' membership meeting that the former DC Publisher and President would be joining its board of directors, where he'll serve as a consultant and adviser for the nine-year-old publisher.
Levitz told the Associated Press that BOOM! is "is an interesting company in an interesting time," and that the comics medium is enjoying its most "creatively fertile" period in its history.
To commemorate the 75th birthday of the Man of Steel, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment hosted the "Superman's 75th Anniversary Celebration" panel. On hand to discuss the history, legacy and cultural significance of Superman were a group of writers, artists, actors and filmmakers who've had a lasting effect on the character: Paul Levitz, former DC Comics president; Jack Larson, the original Jimmy Olsen from the 1950's Adventures of Superman; Superman Unchained aritst and DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee; All-Star Superman and Action Comics writer Grant Morrison; Tim Daly, the voice of Superman in the 1990's Superman: The Animated Series; Molly Quinn, who voices Supergirl in Superman Unbound; long-time Superman writer and artist Dan Jurgens; Man of Steel co-writer David S. Goyer; and Man of Steel stars Dylan Sprayberry (teenage Clark Kent) and Henry Cavill.
As expected, the room where the panel was held was packed, and many attendees were not able to get in. Fortunately, courtesy of Superman Homepage, the entire panel is now available to view online, and you can check it out after the cut.
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