Saturday Trending Topics: All New X-Men #1

Rich has read itExcept of course you knew it going in, they’re on the cover, this was the solicitation, the promotion, the PR, this is why you bought the comic. It’s not a surprise when it happens.

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

Exactly Why Walking Dead #103 Sold So Well In October 

Bleeding Cool made note of Walking Dead #103 hitting ninth place in the October sales charts, without having eleven variant covers, but have noticed a few people questioming as to why that issue did so well. Here are the three reasons as far as I can see.

Review: All New X-Men 1 by Brian Bendis and Stuart Immonen

Forgot to mention this. I had the chance to read All New X-Men #1 at NYCC. Sorry, should have said.

Swipe File: Evangelion And Victoria’s Secret

Anime News Network reports that at the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show held this week,  Jourdan Dunn was wearing a suit that seemed rather familiar. And very comparable to the plugsuit worn by Rei Ayanami in Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

Video: Ridley Scott’s I Am Legend Test Footage

Before Francis Lawrence delivered a stiff-but-sloppy take on I Am Legend, that latest attempt to film Richard Matheson‘s novel had drawn in several other directors. None of them, perhaps, as hight profile or popular as Ridley Scott. I am sure Warner Bros. would have loved to be able to put his name on the marquee, but alas it was not to be.

Lucasfilm Say Pre-Production On Episode 7 Is Beginning, Confirm Writer 

Here’s tonight’s official statement from Lucasfilm:

Win Some Money On The Race To The Star Wars Director Chair

This morning I was wondering who the favorite to direct the next Star Wars movie might be. In the innumerable “X number of Directors who should direct Episode Seven“ lists online, Matthew Vaughn and Brad Bird are the two that appeared most often. Even still, I am pretty certain neither will end up taking the job.

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DC Cancels Its Longest Running Series, Hellblazer, And Replaces It With New 52 Title, Constantine

It’s the end of the world as we know it.

Review: All New X-Men 1 by Brian Bendis and Stuart Immonen

It is one of those books where you know the core concept going in, and then you get that core concept revealed at the end as some kind of cliffhanger. Except of course you knew it going in, they’re on the cover, this was the solicitation, the promotion, the PR, this is why you bought the comic.

A December Without Uncanny Avengers?

Issue 3 of Marvel’s biggest-selling-until-All-New-X-Men-figures-are-released Uncanny Avengers, solicited for December, has now been pushed out to January 16th. This follows the two week delay for Uncanny Avengers #2 to November 28th. Despite being solicited as a monthly book, it is currently shifting to a six week/seven week schedule rather than four week/five week.

 

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