As soon as I saw this piece in drafts this morning I knew what would be in the top slot on trending topics tonight. And indeed, Rich’s report this morning that Sandman would be returning with a new project from Neil Gaiman and JH Williams was confirmed on the Vertigo panel tonight with a video announcement from Gaiman and more art and info from DC.
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Now, seemingly in the light of Before Watchmen, DC have approached Neil Gaiman again. And based on the bar talk at San Diego last night, we can presume that this time, if it is indeed the same Sandman premise and not something new, negotiations have been more successful.
Yes, once again, Stephanie Brown gets replaced by Babara Gordon.”
Louis Falcetti reporting from Bleeding Cool, lets us know that Astonishing X-Men writer Marjorie Liu pitched an all female superhero team starring X-23, The Black Widow, Elektra and Mystique. Mike Perkins was on board to draw it, it would have been a secret team in the Marvel Universe and it was pitched a year ago.
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Judge Dredd’s domain is Mega-City One, the massive urban sprawl covering much of the East Coast of the future’s broken America. After several years of the comics being set in those expansive, varied but essentially claustrophobic environs, we saw more stories set outside of its borders. Perhaps the perfect relief to all of that walled-in anxiety was the cursed earth, the radioactive desert that covered much of the rest of America. A radioactive wasteland is the different kind of 20th century nightmare to the city smeared with filthy crime.
David Slade has opted to leave the Daredevil reboot he was working on for Fox, apparently due to the accelerated schedule required. If the film isn’t shooting before too long, the rights will lapse and Fox will lose the character back to Marvel, where he’d no doubt be incorporated into the expanding Marvel Studios Movieverse.
A supposed ‘hard-hitting’ reimagining of DC’s Green Arrow comics, Arrow follows the adventures of former playboy billionaire Oliver Queen afte he returns from five years of surviving on his own on a deserted island, determined to use his well-honed skills to save the city his father built.