200 Words with Paul Dini #21 – Comic Con Corroboree, Part Two

July 3, 2008



A sampling of booth talk from Comic Cons past:

“Are these Batman posters free?” Yes they are. “Really?!” Really. “Cool!” (Fan walked off without poster.)

“This is for you — my spec script for Justice League.” You’re giving it to the wrong guy. I only worked on the show as a writer and anyway the series has been cancelled. “It’s what happens to Black Canary’s relationship with Green Arrow when she feels herself unexpectedly attracted to both Copperhead and Killer Frost.” (I slid beneath table and ran for the door. The oblivious fan continued his pitch to the mystified Alan Burnett still seated at the table.)

“Forgetting Hush, forgetting current continuity, in your mind only now, is Jason Todd still dead and if so, how would you bring him back?” Have you met Alan Burnett?

“We’re taking a convention-wide poll. Would rather be a ninja or a pirate?” A pirate but with ninja powers. “Oooooh!”

“How old is Ida Red?” Sixteen. “Ow. Too old. And do the animals have to talk?” The book is called Mutant, Texas. Everything talks. “I can’t see any way this would work, but you’d better give me ten copies for our development execs.” Go away.


Paul Dini is the Emmy and Eisner Award winning writer of Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Detective Comics, Countdown among many, many other things. You can find him online at either kingofbreakfast.livejournal.com or http://www.jinglebelle.com/.


  1. I love when people ask questions about something out of nowhere, seem interersted, then walk away.

  2. Oh the con

  3. Who is this Paul Dini, you speak of? Just kidding….

  4. Ho boy…those questions are some doosies….