Justice League: Generation Lost co-writer Judd Winick has been interviewed by Jeffrey Renaud at Comic Book Resources. The first part of the two-part interview is about Winick’s work on the up-coming Batman: Under The Red Hood DVD-feature, but he does outline the rest of his current projects and mentions Generation Lost.
“Justice League: Generation Lost” is bi-weekly and it’s a very specific story that’s like a map. It’s very much one foot in front of another. It’s very, very episodic. It’s one of the things that I think will be a draw to the book. We’re not doing arcs. Each full issue is a wrap-up storyline. Every issue, you get a full story – beginning, middle and end but it is truly an ongoing. It’s a 26-issue adventure. So that makes one kind of story.
The second part of the interview appears tomorrow and should cover Generation Lost in more detail.
Updated Tuesday 30th March: Meanwhile, over at Newsarama, Judd Winick has an interview about his work on Power Girl as the replacement writer for Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. He mentioned that Power Girl would tie into Generation Lost via Power Girl’s established connection to Justice League Europe and International.
The inciting incident of Generation Lost is something that will directly affect Power Girl, whereas other titles are not directly affected. She gets hit in the face with it. So she is going to have to deal with it head on.
I finished the first issue, and I can’t talk much about it except there’s going to be a major upheaval in her life. The story will be coming off the events of Justice League: Generation Lost. I wish I could share more, but we’re trying to keep wraps on the Justice League: Generation Lost.
Updated Wednesday 31st March: The second part of Judd Winick’s CRB interview (third if you include the Newsarama piece) focuses on Generation Lost. There isn’t a huge amount he can say about the actual plot, but he does discuss working with Keith Giffen and what it’s like to write comedy.
He also talks about his approach to the individual characters and how he intends to broaden Ice’s character.
For Fire and Ice, they did not interest me in such a grand way before we started. But as we got into it, it was about finding the voices of these characters. Over the years, Fire has been developed and Ice has been underdeveloped. She died. She came back and what not. But who is Ice? Who is Tora? Now Fire and Ice are two of my favorite characters, and I look forward to the direction that we’re taking them.
He also addresses whether Generation Lost will tie into other books beyond Power Girl (as mentioned in the Newsarama piece).
Will events that occur in the bi-weekly be touched on in other series?
Yeah, probably. This won’t be a bi-weekly that sort of threads throughout the DCU. “Brightest Day” involves the Green Lantern books, “Justice League of America” and “Flash,” but as of now, we’re staying here for the most part.
Our inciting incident that happens in “Generation Lost” appears in “Brightest Day.” So for those reading “Brightest Day,” something very major will happen in that title which will be picked up in ours.