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:

Giant Killer Plants Are Bad For Your Engine

Alan Moore Exposes The Corrupt, Secret History Of Warner Bros, With Kevin O’Neill

Tilda Swinton Doing Very Nice Things

What’s It Like To Be Surrounded By Zombies?

From Knave And Kirkbride, Brokenshire And Cvetkovic Comes The Once And Future Queen

Harbinger Renegades Now Called Harbinger Renegade Going into Harbinger Wars 2


Is This Where Marvel NOW! Turns Things Around? The Advance Reorders Chart

Deaths And Killings Get More Printings

The Strange Policy – He’s Not The Sorcerer Supreme Of Dating


You Can’t Swing A Dead Cat Without Hitting A Vigilante On Arrow