If reports from numerous Comic Cons around the country are any indication, it is nearly impossible for anyone from DC to run a panel without one of the two fan-favorite character’s names popping up – so, of course, it was one of the first questions brought up at the "Artists of the New 52" panel. As at past conventions, the panelists were happy to once again dodge the question.
The panel featured Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern, Justice Leauge, and an upcoming run on Batman: The Dark Knight), Jesus Saiz (Birds of Prey, Sword of Sorcery: Beowulf) and Greg Capullo (Batman). All three launched immediately into a question and answer session with fans, saying this sort of interaction is what they enjoy most about coming to these types of panels.
With the formality of the traditional "Wally West/ Stephanie Brown" question out of the way, the three panelists offered a brief overview of their careers. Saiz’s career began 12 years ago in Spain when he met David Macho, who told him that drawing comic books was an actual career he could pursue.
Van Sciver has enjoyed nearly 15 years in the business. He began at Marvel, but since moving to DC he’s decided he wants to stay there for the next 15 years. He wasn’t a fan of the "Marvel Method," and enjoys what is happening at DC. He loves that DC’s characters have some sort of history behind them. Even with massive reboots like the New 52, they always go back to the source material. For example, in every reinterpretation of Batman, intimidation has always been his greatest weapon. The idea that he looks like a giant bat; all of this is source.