Tuesday Trending Topics: Marvel Clears The Decks For The New Now

Last year, the San Diego news week cycle was kicked off with bootlegs of the Amazing Spider-Man teaser trailer and the Avengers teaser from Captain America: The First Avenger, setting the tone for the usual conversation that Comic Con is more about tv/film than comics in recent times.

But it feels a little different this year.  Walking Dead 100 is driving the news. And of course, so is Marvel Now.  Perhaps it’s perception rather than reality — and yes, there’s a big Guardians of the Galaxy announcement waiting in the wings — but it feels like the horse is back in front of the cart this year.  The next few days will tell the tale.  Meanwhile…

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

Last Issue Special: Marvel Ends 9 Titles As Marvel NOW! Begins | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

Though it’s been called a soft reboot by some, Marvel NOW! is looking like a definitive change in its first month of solicits, with 9 titles ending as the Uncanny Avengers begins what the solicits call “the greatest era of the Marvel Universe”.

Last Week’s Comics In Sixteen Pictures | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

Last week in sixteen pictures:

Review: The Walking Dead #100 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

At Tuesday midnight, many comic stores across the land, will be opening especially to sell The Walking Dead #100 in its many and glorious covers. San Diego Comic Con will open with the launch of The Walking Dead #100 as the entire show becomes, basically, Walking Dead Con. Previews of season three, the Walking Dead Experience, watches, toys, promotions, signings, anything and everything Walking Dead.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

More Wolverine Casting Includes The Silver Samurai | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

According to The Hollywood Reporter, longtime US TV bit player Brian Tee will essay the role of Noboru Mori. Tee’s currently appearing in Grimm, I hear. I really wouldnt know.

New Indiana Jones Blu-Ray Trailer Promises Special Things | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

This promo for the upcoming Indiana Jones collection on Blu-ray is tagged “Comic-Con trailer” so I guess it’s going to be playing at the Well of Souls-cum-snakepit that’s being set up to promote the discs down San Diego way. It may even get some screen time in a panel, though I don’t know which one. Maybe the one with Bill Hunt and all of the Blu-ray producers?

First Trailer For Birdemic 2 Is An Avengers Parody | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

Birdemic was sincerely ridiculous, with an emphasis on the sincerity. It was naive filmmaking, and could be held up as a prime example of cinematic outsider art.

 

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