Thursday Trending Topics: X-Men, Lois & Clark Split

Lots of long-standing comic book institutions are going through major changes right now. I saw a couple people talking to Jason Aaron on twitter today about renumbering Uncanny X-Men (he replied that he didn’t care about the number on the cover), and I gotta admit that’s something that matters to me when I know it shouldn’t, quite so much.

Trying to pin that down, I think I  track time and history by comic book numbering.  I’ve got a mental timeline that pins what was happening in comics to personal and historical events.  I suspect more than a few longtime fans measure the distance between two points in the past in the same way.  The end of this year will be a big mental mark on the timeline just like Crisis was, I imagine.  Here’s today’s points on the timeline:

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

Dan DiDio Confirms End Of Lois/Clark Marriage

When asked about the future of the relationship, DiDio stated “Let’s just say it’s being reexamined, because it’s something that I think is something that is so valuable to the character’s story that you really want to explore all facets of it. Not just as it exists currently.”

Uncanny X-Men To Split Into Two Books In X-Men: Regenesis

Respectfully we informed you of this at an earlier  juncture.

Steve Rude Would Like To Work For DC Comics. Please.

Legendary comics artist Steve Rude has posted on Facebook that he wants to come back to comics. DC Comics. He writes;

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

Review: Green Lantern

After the long quest for darkness in comic book movies, that’s rather refreshing. But does it work? Well, before I start straying into spoiler territory – yes. Yes it does.

New Muppets Trailer And Poster Find It Easy Being Green Lantern Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

The Muppets are capitalising on the fuss around Green Lantern very nicely. Well played, my little fuzzy chums.

DC Comics Ad At End Of Green Lantern Movie Has Malformed Web Address

This is the image that is appearing at the end of the credits to the Green Lantern movie, when shown in America, according to CBR, as part of a marketing strategy that includes comics retailers getting movie-themed promotional materials and  preview screening tickets.

Most-Clicked Pics Today:

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DC Entertainment’s Diane Nelson To Lead Warner Bros. Consumer Products

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Explore Purgatory In Exodus: The Life After This November

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Frankenstein No More – New Fox Series Gets A Name Change

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Fate/Zero Manga Arrives From Dark Horse This February

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Imperial Dispatch: Star Wars Expected Box Office, New Finn With Saber Image

Star Wars: Shattered Empire Gains Angel Unzueta And Emilio Laiso To The Force

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14 Character Images For Gotham Season 2

‘They’re Not Like Us’ Launches A Book Group

Today Would Have Been Jack Kirby’s 98th Birthday. Here He Is On His 70th, With Stan Lee