On the day before New York Comic Con opens its doors for a weekend of pure, unadulterated celebration of fandom, DC Comics puts on an event where no fans are allowed.

Inside the towering glass and steel of the Time Warner building in Columbus Circle, with a scenic view of Central Park, some four dozen writers and artists gather to attend DC’s fifth-annual Master Class. An afternoon that’s equal parts advanced philosophy, day camp, and like an episode of Inside the Actors’ Studio, the Master Class is an opportunity for DC’s network of talents to engage in a brutally honest conversation about the year’s hits and misses — especially the misses. It all happens away from the eyes and ears of fans and journalists (myself excluded, and just this one time, under the condition I don’t report on specifics).

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