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.

 

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What We Do In The Shadows Is Getting A TV Show Spinoff

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2000AD Goes To 2nd Print for The First Time With Prog 2000 (ACTUAL ART UPDATE)

How Marvel Will Claw Back That Marketshare Come December

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Microsoft AI Strikes Again: Anne Hathaway As A Woman In A Black Suit Case, And Other Classification Misadventures

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Quentin Tarantino Thought About Making A Luke Cage Movie After Reservoir Dogs

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Deathstroke Teased For Juctice League By Zack Snyder

Could Comic Creators Also Take Home “Garbage Bags Full Of $20s”?

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Get John Carpenter’s Tales Of Halloween Night Vol 2 Early At NYCC 2016

Neal Adams Opens His Own Art Gallery In Manhattan

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Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins And The Deep In BOOM! Studios Latest NYCC 2016 Announcements