Monday Trending Topics: Batman Recovered

This gets lost a little bit in the era of frequent mini-series, but first-issue covers of (what eventually become) key series often become iconic images.  Action 1, Batman 1, Superman 1, Wonder Woman 1, classic covers one and all that defined what made comic covers great for decades to follow.  Series from more recent eras have had their iconic beginnings as well.  Giant-Size X-Men 1, Perez Wonder Woman 1, Lee/Claremont X-Men 1, McFarlane Spider-Man 1, and others.  Years (or decades, or generations…) from now, which of the new 52 covers will be best remembered?

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

Batman #1 Relaunch Gets A New Cover

I’ve been hearing that there was a little bit of a wobble over a number of DC Relaunch covers, with a whole batch being recomissioned, and most then reverting back to the original cover of choice, the replacement bottom-drawered for a future cover or variant.

J Scott Campbell’s Mary Jane Entertainingly Mocked

Thank you, 4chan. We are not worthy.

Strangespotting: Two More Appearances In JLI And Dark Knight

Two more appearances of the strange woman from Flashpoint who we’ve been doing our best to monitor.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

Sacha Baron Cohen Is Freddie Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen has signed on to star as Freddie Mercury in a new biopic. Genius.

Third X-Files Movie Coming Next Year?

Gillian Anderson has this week ridden the media merry go round to Sydney where she’s doing interviews to publicise the second Johnny English picture. Conversation has wandered a little off topic, of course…

Help Me, Selina Kyle, The Bad Man Has Stolen My Apple

What’s going on in these pictures from the set of The Dark Knight Rises?

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Caliber To Release 2 New Graphic Novels And A Comic Writing Guide

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Relentlessly Hard Boiled – Preview X #23 From Dark Horse

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The Castle Of Horror Podcast Presents: Mr. Vampire, Plus Comic Artists And Musicians Talk Piracy

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There Was Once A Toy Story Game About All The Characters In Star Command

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Get A Second Dose Of Noir – Following Hit: 1955, Hit: 1957 Arrives In March

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