Monday Trending Topics: New 52 And Watchmen Too

It’s been a busy few days on the DC Comics front… Chris Roberson acts, DC reacts, and everyone — including Jim Lee and Dan Didio — talks about it.  Then there’s New 52 wave 2 and Before Watchmen sneaks. And the week is just getting started.

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

Is Boy Chimney The Great DC Character Find Of 2012?

BuzzFeed, in its tour of DC offices the other day, had a sneak peek about The New Six, the new books joining the New 52. Let’s have a quick look and further examination… with thanks to Dan Hart for assistance.

Dan DiDio And Jim Lee Talk Chris Roberson, Alan Moore And Watchmen

The other day, I linked to the then-upcoming LA Times panel with Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, hosted by Geoff Boucher and jokingly asked if he’d mention Chris Roberson.

First Pages Of Rorschach, Silk Spectre, Ozymandias, Crimson Corsair… And Minutemen Designs 

BuzzFeed, after their trip around the DC Offices, were allowed to take some shots of the Before Watchmen comic books, including these Rorschach pages by Lee Bermejo with their seventies Manhattan exotica, the Silk Spectre page by Amanda Conner that follows it with the falling snow globe and nine panel grid right out of Watchmen, Jae Lee’s Ozymandias in front of his screens and John Higgins’ Crimson Corsair, with its own parallel story to tell. And a bunch of Darwyn Cooke Minutemen designs, and the Rorschach and Silk Spectre statue designs – the latter of which DC sent us a Cease And Desist notice over back in January. How things change…

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

Ominous Set Photos From Doctor Who Series Seven

Possible spoilers ahoy! If you want to go into Doctor Who Series Seven completely blind, then navigate away from Bleeding Cool and instead look at this animated gif of a raccoon eating popcorn.

Avengers Assemble: Action Figure Smackdown. 

You know how the third act of a superhero movie can often degrade into that uninvolving CGI bash’n’crash that I like to call The Action Figure Smackdown?

Iron Man To Meet His Match In The Form Of Jessica Chastain? 

There’s to be a “sexy scientist” in Iron Man 3, and we’re not talking about Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian.

 

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Heroic Bloodlines – Michael Uslan Talks Lone Ranger / Green Hornet

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Ralph Fiennes Is The Energetic Center In A Bigger Splash — A Review

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Midnighter – This Is The Comic That Goes Like This SPOILERS)

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Are You Team Fallen Or Team Accused? More Civil War II Comics For August 2016

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Avengers: Infinity War Films To Be Retitled

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet

Going Back To Boneville – 9 Pages From The New Bone: Coda Story by Jeff Smith

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Cartoonist Fired After Advertiser Complaints, Cartoons Now Get A Far Larger Audience

Warner Bros Snub Sends Ironhead Studio To Convention Floor

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Dr. Strange Director Scott Derrickson Responds To Whitewashing Accusation