Saturday Trending Topics: Not Groovy? (Also: SUPERMOON)

This is strange: “Award Pictures are pressing ahead with plans to produce the new sequel Evil Dead: Consequences without the involvement of Sam Raimi or his company, Renaissance Pictures. Award’s claim is that Renaissance abandoned the Evil Dead trademark, and amongst their evidence is a quote from Raimi, published in a book in 2000,* wherein he says that he would “never” make another sequel.”

Also: It appears to be time to re-open last year’s SUPERMOON poll.

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Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

Cosplay Round-Up from Stampede City (Yee-Haw!) 

We present, for your viewing enjoyment, a selection of photos taken at Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2012!

Free Comic Book Day In Swag, Cosplay, Queues And Sketches

Here’s a few shots, via Twitter, of how Free Comic Book Day has been going down around the world…

Before Watchmen, Nineteen Eighties Style 

In the book Comics: Between The Panels by Mike Richardson and Steve Duin, they tell a number of comic book industry stories over the decades. Including comics that never made it to print. Such as an earlier stab by DC Comics at something like Before Watchmen.

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.

James Cameron Teases Avatar 4, Seems To Kill Off Battle Angel 

I don’t know if it’s because planning for the Avatar sequels has been going so well, or maybe James Cameron’s scripts for parts 2 and 3 have ended up overrunning, but for the first time, the writer-director has mentioned the possibility of a part 4.

As Well As A Remake, Evil Dead Is Getting Another Sequel… Unless Sam Raimi Can Stop It 

Here’s a cautionary tale for filmmakers everywhere, to teach them that they should never say never. Not unless they want to waste their time in courtrooms, anyhow.

 

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Free On Bleeding Cool: George R. R. Martin’s Wild Cards: The Hard Call #1

Tom Cruise Does His Own Driving Stunts?

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Mighty Marvel Geeks Issue 78: Ant-Man, George R.R. Martin, Bendis On Jessica Jones And Picks Of The Week

Talking Comics – Discussing This Week’s Upcoming Titles From JLA Gods & Monsters: Superman To Shrinking Man And More

Swipe File: A Very Casual Herb Trimpe Godzilla Swipe

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Terry Cronin On Creator-Owned Comics, Students Of The Unusual, And Horse Power G

Kickstarter And Image Comics – What’s The Deal?

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Boston, Rhode Island And Kansas Comic Cons Enter Trademark Battle

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Cullen Bunn Presents ‘A Very Dark Reflection Of Our World’ In Harrow County

Marvel’s First Star Wars Collection To Sell A Quarter Of A Million