Off Panel #347: Lore Guy with Joshua Williamson
Writer Joshua Williamson returns to Off Panel to talk about his busy dance card over at DC Comics. Williamson discusses the reaction to the death of the Justice League, the DNA of Dark Crisis, death’s place in superhero stories, the architectural side of DC, his long-term view on things, how his position at DC has evolved, being the lore guy, his Black Label series Rogues, its development, Captain Cold’s position, the Black Label approach, the impact of style, how his views of his career have evolved, and more. Also, a quick note for listeners: shouts to Deanna Chapman for stepping in to edit this one. She crushed it, as per usual!
You can find Williamson on Twitter and on, like, a million DC titles.
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