Over at Bleeding Cool Hannah Means-Shannon has a great write up about DC’s “My Secret Origins” panel at this years San Diego Comic Con. Forget merging superhero logos or gods of mishief forcing a thousand fans to their knees… this sounds like it was one not to be missed. Bob Wayn, Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, Jimmy Palmiotti, Gail Simone, Scott Snyder, Amanda Conner, and Bernard Chang all detailing how they ended up writing comics… and why.
Every panellist seemed to feel the unlikeliness of their opportunities as they explained the details of their entry into pro work.
Jim Lee’s story had the added twist of facing a lot of prejudice against comics from friends and family and feeling like he had to keep his interests a secret for a long time. He kept his comics in the closet, literally, and was pushed to be a doctor by his first-generation Korean American family.