Monday Trending Topics: Avengers Aliens, Prometheus Aliens, Walking Dead… No Aliens

A tidbit from Peter S. Svensson’s report on the Skybound panel at Image Expo: “Robert Kirkman told the story of how Image nearly passed on The Walking Dead as they felt that the story needed more of a hook to grab readers than just being set in a zombie apocalypse, which lead Kirkman to concoct a “Plan 9 From Outer Space”-esque tale of how the zombies were actually animated by an alien race that was preparing to invade Earth by disrupting its infrastructure.”

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

Master Sherlock: Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Who? 

Friends, nerds, countrymen – lend me your cheekbones. There’s a rumour that Benedict Cumberbatch, of the BBC’s Sherlock and Tinker Tailor fame, is being considered for a turn as the Master in Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary season. According to The Express, Steven Moffat, the showrunner for both Who and Sherlock, is trying to get his two leading men together.

Only That Software From CSI Can Solve The Avengers Alien Riddle Now – UPDATE: Solved? 

We think that aliens are named down there in the bottom left. Everybody seems to have their name underneath their minifig Avatar.

Ridley Scott On Guy Pearce’s Role In Prometheus And How He Links The Film To Alien 

And now it’s going international. It’s a juicy quote – it would do, even if the IC Press doesn’t exist and we’re all being had by a Hungarian bloggers conspiracy.

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

Two New Unpaid Artists From Two Different Companies (UPDATE) 

As a result of my inquiries, the first company has contacted the artist in question promising them instant payment, as they did the first two. I look forward to hearing more on those situations shortly.

The Walking Dead Alien Invasion That Never Was – Robert Kirkman At Image Comics Expo 

The Skybound panel featured Thief of Thieves co-writer Nick Spencer, Witch Doctor writer Brandon Seifert, Skybound editorial assistant Sina Grace (who also draws Lil’ Depressed Boy) and a late arriving Robert Kirkman. Assume that I’ve just made a clever gag about timeliness and Kirkman and Image United. Or not.

Party Divisions Over Avengers Vs X-Men 

Over eleven hundred comic stores have signed up to the Avengers Vs X-Men 8pm pre-launch parties, half the estimated number of stores in the USA.


The All-New X-Men Have Been In Colorado For Eight Months. Ish.


Tread Titan Perilously – Episode 8

Jennifer Blood #1 - Tim Bradstreet cover

Free On Bleeding Cool – Jennifer Blood #1 By Garth Ennis And Adriano Batista


Only Two Comic Stores Are Participating In Local Comic Shop Day In The UK. Three In Europe.

Talking Ted

With The Home Release Of Ted 2, You Can Win A Talking Ted


The Castle Of Horror Podcast: Interview With Josh Viola On Nightmares Unhinged

13 Reviews Of Dark Knight III #1 – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Speculator Corner: Unboxing The Black Mask Box For Local Comic Shop Day (SPOILERS)


Who’s The Angry Looking Lumberjane? Oh Wait, That’s Jonesy.


Free On Bleeding Cool – The Boys #1 By Garth Ennis And Darick Robertson