Friday Trending Topics: The Convergence Of The Marvel Empire

There’s naturally been plenty of talk in recent months about the success of DC’s New 52 editorial-side strategy, and what, if anything, Marvel might do to counter. Or if Marvel will stick to their long term strategies, and what exactly those might be.  But this week [and sorry, SPOILERS, spoilers everywhere] we’ve seen this and this, and over on Brendon’s side we’ve seen that, and all the while Marvel’s been slowly but surely getting better at drafting comic events off of the incredibly successful movie machine.  Enough dots to start connecting? I think their might be.

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

The Ultimate/616 Crossover In Spider-Men Has Been Going On Longer Than We Thought (SPOILERS) 

The article reveals the villain involved has been popping from universe to universe and has shown up in previous issues of Ultimate Spider-Man. But in disguise.

Rumours Of DC Editorial Changes Circle Comics Industry 

Nevertheless there does seem to be some editorial reorganisation going around the company, but little being stated and announced. And gossip loves a vacuum.

Is Marvel Making A New Marvel Family? (SPOILERS) 

We knew it might well be coming in Secret Avengers #27. Because of, you know, the cover and content descriptions, and that kind of thing.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

“Mewling Quim” And That Mid-Credit Smile In The Avengers Movie 

As more and more people get to see The Avengers movie (it’s out in the UK today), there are more and more questions being asked. But these are the two bigger ones.

Old “Friend” From James Cameron’s Aliens Shows Up In New Prometheus Promo Image

One nice callback to James Cameron’s movie – or call forward, if you like – has popped up on the Weyland Investors tie-in site. Now, whether or not this item actually appears in the film is still unconfirmed, but I’ll certainly be keeping my eyes open for it.

Fox Updates From Cinemacon: Fantastic 4, Wolverine, Prometheus, Apes Sequel, Die Hard 5 And More

In a similar fashion to the Paramount piece from yesterday, let’s round up the little bits and pieces of Fox news to have broken down in Las Vegas during Cinemacon.

 

The War Is Not Over In A Preview Of Next Week’s Game Of Thrones

You Need “Patience” By Daniel Clowes – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

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Icy Families And Other Thoughts On Games Of Thrones Season 6, Episode 6

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Five Gotham Related Trades To Get You Through The Summer Hiatus

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Russia’s Geek Girl Comic, Exlibrium, Needs The Help Of American Capitalists

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J.K. Rowling Confirms Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Will Be Sad

My New Novel Is Actually A Comic Legend

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Bad Acting Equals A Second Season For The Path

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X-Men Viral Marketing Responds with Snail Mail

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