Saturday Trending Topics: Bane Says

Like just about everybody, I’m a little skeptical that this script snippet is legit. Still, it does make for interesting speculation.  Did you understand Bane?  And nothing to do with nothing, but I just realized that two of today’s trends have their roots in (roughly) 20-year-old DC Comics stories.

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

Whatever Happened To… The 1988 Death Of Superman?

The origin of the story dates back to an Adventures of Superman Annual I’m told was meant to be published in 1988. Unfortunately, the story was shelved due to the editorial decision to shy away from annuals (which is why there is a gap in annuals between 1987 and 1990). By the time annuals came back, they were parts of crossover events (Armageddon 2001), so the 1988 story remained shelved.

Is Marcus Johnson The Son Of Nick Fury – And The New Nick Fury?

Marcus Johnson is important to the Marvel Universe. We know that. An army soldier in active duty, who suddenly seems to be of interest to all sorts of people, and starring in Battle Scars.

What If… Herge Created The X-Men?

Courtesy of French site MooLooZone, What If… Herge Created The X-Men?

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Can’t Understand Bane? Maybe These Script Pages From The Dark Knight Rises Will Help You

I guess it doesn’t really matter if these are genuine pages from The Dark Knight Rises script supplied by a mole inside Warner Bros., though they allegedly are. What’s important is that they fill in the blanks about what Bane is “saying” during the film’s prologue sequence, playing now in IMAX cinemas across the US.

Batman ’66 TV Intro – Recreated In Lego

The intro the 1966 Batman TV series was never dazzling in its complexity, just breezy and bright. By hemming pretty close to the original, the creators of this Lego remake have made the job in hand nicely do-able.

See A Comic-Book Style Green Goblin In Early Test For Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man

Somewhere during the preproduction of his 2002 Spider-Man film, Sam Raimi was considering a look for the Green Goblin that was more in step with images familiar from the comic book.

 

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First Shot Of Doctor Light From Flash Season 2?

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It’s Time For Comics For Grownups Like Fütchi Perf, If You Steal & Super Mutant Magic Academy

AMERICAN DAD: From "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane comes the animated story of STAN SMITH, who works for the CIA and is constantly on the alert for terrorist activity. Stan will go to extremes to protect his beloved America from harm in the new FOX animated series AMERICAN DAD.  The AMERICAN DAD special preview episaode airs Sunday, Jan. 6 following SUPER BOWL XXXIX and THE SIMPSONS. lockwise from Top: Stan, Rodger, Hayley, Klaus, Steve and Francine.

TBS Renews American Dad For Two More Seasons

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Things To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend In Birmingham If You’re Wild About Comics

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DC Entertainment’s Diane Nelson To Lead Warner Bros. Consumer Products

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Explore Purgatory In Exodus: The Life After This November

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Frankenstein No More – New Fox Series Gets A Name Change

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Fate/Zero Manga Arrives From Dark Horse This February

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