CBR News posted an interview with James Tynion IV, who is set to co-write the first “Batman” Annual. Which features the new 52 version of Mr. Freeze. Here’s a cool qoute from the interview:
What can you tell us about the oversized issue and specifically, what can we expect from your take on Mister Freeze – because on Twitter you teased he was to be portrayed as a “Japanese ice cream mascot.”
[Laughs] I think Scott also said something about him getting a sex-change, so you can’t always trust rascally writers with Twitter accounts. We’re keeping Freeze close to his iconic interpretation, but there are definitely going to be a few surprises for Freeze fans. We wanted to expand on the character and tie him in deeper with other major figures in the Bat-corner of the DCU. The story picks up after the events of “Night of the Owls” with Mr. Freeze pushed to the brink after his involvement in that story. Reading it will help add depth to the whole owly affair, but it’s definitely a story that stands on its own legs. We wanted it to work as an introduction to the character and his story first and foremost.
We’re really excited for people to see what we have up our sleeves. And the art from Jason Fabok looks freaking great. I think it’s going to be a great story and Scott and I have been poring over it for weeks. I mean, hell, this is the first time there’s been a “Batman Annual” in quite some time. It was important to everyone that it be a story worthy of that title.
Check out the full interview over at comic book resources