In celebration of Batman's 75th anniversary this year, DC Comics brought together on the Comic-Con stage what could be considered the Batman Hall of Fame, the most prolific, influential, and beloved creators to have worked on Batman comics over the years. There, they discussed how Batman has continued on as an influential character in pop culture despite being almost a century old.
Included in the panel were Neal Adams (writer of Batman Detective Comics), Geoff Johns (DC Comics chief creative officer and writer of Batman: Earth One), Jim Lee (copublisher of DC Comics and writer of All Star Batman and Robin), Grant Morrison (the Scottish writer of Batman and Robin and Batman Incorporated), Denny O'Neil (known for his Batman of the '70s), Scott Snyder (the lead of the current Batman series Zero Year), and Frank Miller (the force behind The Dark Knight Rises, who also received a solid 15 seconds of applause from attendees when introduced).
The crowd was awed to not only see their favorite Batman artists in one room but also watch as they geeked out about what drew them to the Caped Crusader, how his complex and human persona makes him ripe for reinvention, and other important topics, like how very wrong nipples are for the Batsuit. Here, some highlights from the panel.
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