Saturday Trending Topics: Understanding (DC) Comics

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.

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DC Through The Eyes Of A Marvel Zombie: Week One

Heather Kenealy, a self-confessed Marvel zombie reviews the DC Newniverse title from her rather rarefied point of view…

Grant Morrison Responds To GD-Gate

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.

Preview: Batman And Robin And Superboy And Legion Lost #1

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.

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Saturday Rushes Part One – From Sex Addiction To Schweddy Balls

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]

What You Can Expect At Sci-Fi London’s Oktoberfest – Listing And Trailers

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.

Zombie Rushes – From Warm Bodies To The Walking Dead, World War Z To Wataha

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:

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X-Men Viral Marketing Responds with Snail Mail

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Stan Lee Responds To The Recent Captain America Reveal

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Jeremy Irons Calls Negativity Towards Batman v Superman Deserved

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 29th May 2016 – Watchmen Beats Nazis

Adam West And Burt Ward Working On Something Batman And Robin-Related?

Failing At Kickstarter? Be Yourself And Keep Trying, It Is The True Indie Market.

Visual Effects Behind Gotham’s Rise Of The Villains

Brazilian Studio Cancels Contract With DC Comics Artist Over Rape Comments