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DC Comics Co-Publisher and penciller on the new “Justice League” title Jim Lee spoke with CBR TV at Comic-Con International in San Diego to discuss the excitement and challenges of illustrating the Dc Universe’s premier super team, the process of starting small with a focus on Batman and Green Lantern before expanding to the planned fifteen-member roster.
Lee also discusses his excitement at working for the first time with longtime friend Geoff Johns on the title, the differences in illustrating a team book instead of a solo character like Batman and the motivation of having a hard deadline due to DC’s new “day and date” policy for releasing digital versions of their titles.
The pressure Lee felt while working on the designs of the revamped characters was also discussed, from both an artistic and business point of view, his artistic process for his “Justice League” work and the effect the world of digital comics has had on storytelling in comics.
Lee’s X-Men are also a topic of discussion due to Marvel’s new, remastered re-issue of the creator’s classic mutant-centric work before shifting back to the DC relaunch in September, with his and Johns’ “Justice League” leading the way in August.
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