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.

 

Cover Variance: Doctor Who, GI Joe And The Walking Dead

Marvel Vs. DC – Who Did It First? Who Did It Best?

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“Why Is Everyone Wearing Swimming Goggles?” – David Avallone On Legenderry: Vampirella #4

Conventional Matters: London, Raleigh, Culver City, Sunderland And San Diego

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“This Issue Plays Out More Like A Horror Film” – Troy Brownfield On Blood Queen Vs Dracula #3

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A Preview Of Arrow Season 2.5 #14… Things Get Serious

DC Comics Go To War With Marvel In June – Here’s How

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These Witcher 3 Screenshots Reenforce The Game’s Beauty

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Fancy Some Gothic Carpunk? Preview Monster Motors: The Curse of Minivan Helsing #1

A Silly Playable Character Has Been Found In the Latest Hyrule Warriors DLC