Tuesday Trending Topics: ‘Twas The Night Before Amazing Spider-Man #698

I didn’t want to see the spoiler, but in the end I couldn’t quite manage to avoid it.  And… well, it’s going to be an interesting day on the comics internet, I think.

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Get Off The Internet If You Don’t Want To Be Spoiled On Amazing Spider-Man #698 

Marvel have done their best to keep the spoiler in Amazing Spider-Man #698 locked in a big metal case. They didn’t even leak it in the national press the day before, so you know they really mean it. But nothing can really prevent someone from getting a copy on the Monday before, scanning it in and posting it online. Which is exactly what has happened.

Is That Rom In Age Of Ultron? Um… Yes.

Right there, in the middle of the Polaroids, is ROM. Labeled as ROM. The Hasbro trademark registration makes more sense now…

Retailers Await DC Comics’ Decision Over Digital Distribution

Last week Bleeding Cool pointed out that DC titles were available through ComiXology on Wednesday at 9am GMT, 4am ET and 1am PT. We thought it may have been an error. It wasn’t.

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Amazing Spider-Man Filmmakers Changing Their Tune On Harry Osborn 

This time last week, Marc Webb and his Amazing Spider-Man sequel collaborators were looking for somebody “dark and edgy” to play Peter’s chum, Harry Osborn.

David Tennant Back For Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary? 

We don’t know just how they’d pull it off, but Bleeding Cool has heard from a solid source that David Tennant will be returning to Doctor Who.

Lucasfilm Hire Empire Strikes Back Scribe Lawrence Kasdan For New Star Wars – UPDATED 

Lawrence Kasdan wrote on both The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi, and was man of the match on Raiders of the Lost Ark. He’s also the writer-director of several films I love, from Body Heat to Grand Canyon and now, Deadline believe, he’s on Lucasfilm’s wish list for their revitalised Star Wars plans. There’s a compelling character arc for you.

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Geek Girl On The Street Reports: Gail Simone’s Tea Is Only Con-Hot*

Hello, Bleeding Cool, how ya been? So guess what!?! The whole “Tony Harris has a meltdown about non-geeky girls cosplaying” thing completely passed me by this week.

Get Off The Internet If You Don’t Want To Be Spoiled On Amazing Spider-Man #698

Marvel have done their best to keep the spoiler in Amazing Spider-Man #698 locked in a big metal case. They didn’t even leak it in the national press the day before, so you know they really mean it. But nothing can really prevent someone from getting a copy on the Monday before, scanning it in and posting it online. Which is exactly what has happened.

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.

 

How To Get This Month’s Batman Loot Crate For $9.40…

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Bleeding Cool’s Game Of The Year 2014

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Prettier Deadlier For 2015…

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Guy Delisle Says Goodbye To The Pyongyang Movie And Shares His Own Troubles With The Comic

Joe Quesada Appears On Stephen Colbert’s Final Night, As The Captain America Shield Is Taken Into Eternity

Greg Pak Just Killed Off Regan From All-Star Superman

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New Tales Of Old West Adventures With Lady Rawhide And Lady Zorro

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Rob Liefeld Covers Flash Gordon And The Phantom

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Sideshow’s Second Set Of Art Prints

Sir Ian McKellen Teaches Cookie Monster Some Restraint