Its no secret that newly installed DC Co-publisher Jim Lee and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns are two of the more charismatic and popular comics creators out there, and there is every reason to believe they will continue to be charismatic comics creators-turned-executives. Sean T. Collins has a roundup of Johns’ “charm offensive” twitter hatchet burying with some notable former DC creators, such as Andy Diggle and Warren Ellis.
Likewise, Lee has been tweeting up a storm of activity and hype hints, such as:
Omg having dinner w/ writer JMS w/ Dan Didio & @GeoffJohns0. JMS just came up with brilliant idea which will revolutionize DCU & Twitter!
So @GeoffJohns0 and I are forming a readers club. 1st book will be next weeks FIRST WAVE by Brian Azzarello and Rags.
Lee also put up two versions of his cover for Icons, this one rejected for being “too generic”
and the final one.
Compare and contrast.
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