Love it or hate it, the beautiful thing about Heather Kenealy’s post is how much discussion it provoked. I even saw some [meta] on twitter about reviewing biases and reliability in comics. It’s sometimes easy to nod your head and move on in reaction to a review, but something about that rarefied point of view on display in this piece makes it a bit more likely you’ll put your own two cents on the record. I only hope we’ll get a diehard DC fan to review some Marvel books as a followup. For starters.
M0st-Read Comic Stories Today:
Heather Kenealy, a self-confessed Marvel zombie reviews the DC Newniverse title from her rather rarefied point of view…
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool ran a story about a North Carolina comic store, The Comics Conspiracy, that has announced it was boycotting Action Comics and all Grant Morrison comic books because in Action Comics #1, Superman says “GD”. And he saw that as offensive to his Christian faith.
From ScienceFiction.com, a preview of ‘Legion Lost’ #1. From Blastr a preview of Superboy #1. From Comic Book Resources, a preview of Batman And Robin #1. And from Bleeding Cool, a stack of cut and pasting.
Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:
Fox Searchlight have stumped up for the North American rights to Steve McQueen’s sex-addiction drama, Shame. I guess they see either money or prestige in this one, despite it being almost certainly headed for the dreaded NC-17, so all respect to them. Michael Fassbender stars with Carey Mulligan, who you can see above in a still from the film. [Screen Daily]
The program has now been announced for the Sci-Fi London Oktoberfest, the year’s second, shorter outing for everybody’s favourite science fiction festival… from London.
Warm Bodies is to be zombie-stuffed romantic drama from Jonathan Levine, director of 50/50 and The Wackness, and based upon a novel by Isaac Marion. In short, the premise is this: