VIDEO: Patton Oswalt, Paul Levitz, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns Talk About Taschen’s 75 Years of DC Comics

Cub reporter Neveen Malli stumbled on this great Hammer lecture from December on the Taschen website. In it, comedian Patton Oswalt leads a panel discussion of that gargantuan 75 Years of DC Comics book featuring creators Paul Levitz, Jim Lee, and Geoff Johns. For an hour. 

I'm still working my way through this one, but we're talking about a lengthy discussion with some of the biggest names at DC comics on the evolution of the industry, on craft, and on the creation of an incredibly ambitious book. And this isn't just a fluff piece featuring a hastily prepped PR flunky shuffling through flash cards. Patton Oswalt knows his stuff and asks some insightful questions while maintaining a great sense of levity. It's a must watch. 


For more on the truly amazing 75 Years of DC Comics, check out my review on the iFanboy video show. 


  1. this will be a fun listen at work this morning…

  2. Wow, what a great video. I watched it all in one sitting. It’s really very entertaining.

  3. thanx guys for putting up this awesome video.ive would have most likely never seen it.

  4. Great video. Very informative

  5. great video. Someone needed to punch the .15 cent hamburger guy. haha

  6. This is an awesome video.

  7. @wallythegreenmonster  i was thinking the same thing. what a pain in the ass.

  8. @azrael1981  There’s (at least) one at every Q&A. It’s just a matter of time until someone makes a public event awkward.

  9. @azrael1981  -i really wish they would have put the camera on the audience though so we co uld have seen them. 

    the sad thing though, its people like that who spend $500 a week on variant covers and collectibles are the ones who are keeping the industry alive. haha

  10. ha ha. very good

  11. Can anyone get this to download? The link seems to be broken.

  12. @davidtobin100  –streamed it through this page fine. 

  13. @wallythegreenmonster: I was trying to d/l rather than stream so I could watch it on my tv rather than the laptop. Managed to download it in a roundabout way but it was much lower quality. They’ll probably add it to their podcast soon anyway.