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.

M0st-Read Comic Stories Today:

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.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

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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Fires & Murmur And Umbra From Dover Books Squeak Out As Drew Ford Leaves

Savage Plays A Long Game In A Preview Of Next Week’s Legends Of Tomorrow

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Netflix Orders Punisher Series

Concern Over Titan’s UK Reprints Of DC Comics Titles

Rewriting Jason Todd’s Origin Back To Stealing Batmobile Wheels In DC Rebirth

Where Will Stan Lee Be On Free Comic Book Day?

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Advance Review Of Control By Andy Diggle, Angela Cruickshank And Andrea Mutti

The Team Plans A New Attack In Clip From Tonight’s Legends Of Tomorrow

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Exclusive First Look At Raffaele Ienco’s Art For Symmetry #5

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The New Lara Croft Is Alicia Vikander