Wednesday Runaround – ****ing Deadpool Everywhere

WTFWatch: Deadpool, like Wolverine, apparently needs to be on more comics. Such as the following variant cover for Secret Warriors #13.

There’s a point. Are serious swear words, even abbreviated ones, now allowed on the cover of Marvel’s comics? Well, I suppose, DC did publish The Kents.

RossWatch: The preview of Jonathan Ross’ comic book Turf from yesterday’s Bleeding Cool has started to get picked up by the UK press. You know, it’s a shame that Diamond’s official figures don’t count orders from Diamond UK…

GoingThroughTheChangeWatch: DC Comics seems to be going through a spate of major creator changes between solicitation and publication. Funnybook Babylon has a list;

Catwoman #83 – Fabian Nicieza & Julian Lopez replaced with Tony Bedard, Fabrizio Fiorentino, Ibraim Roberson and Marcos Marz

Batman: Streets of Gotham #8 – writer Paul Dini replaced with Mike Benson

Gotham City Sirens #8 – writer Paul Dini replaced with plot by Guillem March and script by Marc Andreyko

Blackest Night: JSA #2 – Tony Bedard added as co-writer with solicited James Robinson; Marcos Marz added as co-penciller with solicited Eddy Barrows

The Question #37 – Denny O’Neil added as co-writer with solicited Greg Rucka (announced)

R.E.B.E.L.S. #12 – artist Claude St. Aubin replaced with Geraldo Borges

Warlord #10 – artist Mike Grell only does two pages; bulk done by unsolicited Chad Hardin

Justice League: Cry for Justice #6 – artist Mauro Cascioli replaced with Scott Clark

The Web #5 – artist Roger Robinson replaced with Talent Caldwell (announced)

The Brave and the Bold #31 -artist Jesus Saiz replaced by Chad Hardin and Justiniano

Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #2 – Eduardo Pansica added as co-penciller alongside solicited Nicola Scott

The Atom and Hawkman #46 – Fernando Pasarin added as co-artist alongside solicited Ryan Sook

Titans #21 – Chris Batista added as co-artist alongside solicited Angel Unzueta

Superman: World of New Krypton #11 – Ron Randall added as co-artist alongside solicited Pete Woods

The Outsiders #26 – Don Kramer added as co-artist alongside solicited Philip Tan

A long list does seem to indicate some kind of problem somewhere. And while Marvel has a similar amount of changes, they are generally more minor ones – as opposed to changes that can affect sales on a significant fashion. And also no writer changes – and since the writer is where a comic is meant to start, its the writer changes that signify a bigger change going on.

ChinaWatch:  The 2010 Taipei International Book Fair opened yesterday, featuring France as the guest of honor. Which means a lot of comics on display…

BoomWatch: And BOOM! Studios announce a new imprint called BOOM! Town. It will, apparently, be a home for “high quality, lit-oriented comix”. Go on guys, headhunt Chris Ware…

RingWatch: That’s right, DC are doing more promotional rings… Flash and Green Lantern rings for retailers who order sufficient quanties of Flash #1 and Green Lantern #53 as part of the whole Brightest Day shennanigans.

BrevoortWatch: Let’s have a quick runaround Marvel with Tom Brevoort…

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Supergirl Casts Jenna Dewan-Tatum As Lucy Lane

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Taiwan Store Serves Comics And Ice Cream Together. Disaster Looms.

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HeroClix Can’t Do Fantastic Four Or X-Men – But They Can Do This

Matt Damon Ask The Important Aquaman Question

Silver Snail To Close In Ottawa

Susan Storm Will Laugh At Anything In Fantastic Four Trailers

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Evil Dead Remake Director To Helm Incognito Adaptation

Whose Angoulême Is It Anyway?

AMC Launches In The UK With Fear The Walking Dead

Image Comics Give Condoms To Comic Shop Owners – What Are They Trying To Say?