Sunday Trending Topics: Swiped

Rich has run a lot of Swipe File posts at BC, and a few of them have resulted in quite a bit of controversy.  And the farther we get into the internet era, the stranger the concept of swiping becomes. It has become far easier to find sources to swipe from, and more importantly, far harder to do so without a lot of people noticing. I wonder if that means we’ll be running fewer swipe files a decade from now — or more of them?

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

CM Punk Slams Grant Morrison, Praises Ed Brubaker

I’m not going to deny it, this is a weird one. Yesterday WWE wrestler CM Punk jumped out of the open air ring to take questions from his adoring fans. And to the fairly generic “what’s your favourite comic?” enquiry… went off on one.

Swipe File: ROD Vs Brian Bolland, Mike Deodato And Friends…

The French artist known as ROD has swiped a number of images from comic books in his current work. Including this image;

When Dr Google Unmasked Spider-Man

Comic book creator Molly Crapapple writes her My Name Is Me profile here;

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

The Muppets At Big Screen – I’ve Seen Kermit’s Big Song And Want To Tell You About It Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

During a live satellite link up with Empire Big Screen, The Muppets director James Bobin and star Kermit The Frog took questions, fended off stage invasion from other muppets and introduced a world premiere clip from the movie. And what a clip it was.

John Carter Footage Premiere – Big Screen Report

A video message from Andrew Stanton, apologising for not being here while he’s working on post production, lead the Big Screen audience into two clips from John Carter, totalling something around five minutes.

Gilliam Turned Down Offer To Remake The Wizard Of Oz

News broke last year that Robert Zemeckis had been offered and turned down a remake of MGM’s film version of The Wizard of Oz. Well, second verse same as the first, Gilliam has just told his elite Big Screen audience that he too turned the project down. Why? Because Fleming’s film was fine.

Most-Clicked Pics Today:

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 Retailer Exclusive Covers – Day Five

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What is #YourNextComic?

Meet Whitney Frost’s Muscle, Joseph Manfredi

The Devil Wears Nada

Hiddleston And Laurie In The Night Manager Trailer From AMC

How To Get Collaborators For Your Indie Comic

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The Center Of Somewhere: All Over But The Shouting And The Kickstarter

Next Week… I’ll Be At London Super Comic Con. Will You?

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15 Shots Of The Batman V Superman Batmobile, On Display In New York Today

David Peterson creator of Mouse Guard with a little Liam finger puppet

“Drawing People Is Harder Than Drawing Mice.” David Petersen Talks Gotham Academy