DC Comics April Surprise – Friday Trending Topics

DC Comics April Detective Comics CoverWhen Rich mentioned this the other day, about the DC Comics April cover surprise, I had a hunch it might be Superman-related, because April is the 75th anniversary of the actual release date (not the cover date) of Action Comics #1. But if that’s so, it’s certainly not yet clear from these cover images for DC Comics April releases (partial, mind you) cover images. So… hmm.

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DC Comics’ Holy Sh!t Month Is… Surprise Gatefold Covers?

Could they be the first half of gatefold covers for all of April’s DC Comics New 52 comics?

Big Bang Theory In The Comic Shop – The Morning After

That comic book stores are hostile places for all women, from the other customers rather than the owners though, with the store owner having to resort to threatening to hose his patrons down, and that superhero comics are really… what’s the word?

Brian Bolland Is Selling His Silver Age Collection

Brian Bolland is selling his Silver Age comics collection. Why? He writes;

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Ridley Scott Has Passed On Justice League? Plus: Brian Michael Bendis Has Some Advice For Warner Bros.

Now, according to this report, Ridley Scott has passed on directing Justice League. It’s not so unlikely that he would have been offered it, and it’s not so unlikely he would have passed. They may have hit the bullseye here, even if they just took a wild shot in the dark.

Can Fans Forgive? What Happens When a Pop Culture Star Falls From Grace: A Case Study

Take as an example, TV’s Pete Ross, Sam Jones III from Smallville. Certainly a celebrity, but not quite a star, Jones recently suffered a fall from grace that was so surreal, it shocked even him. And it’s one that finds him looking for his Iron Man moment.

Wolverine, Iron Man And Superman Together At Last – In Summer Movie Preview Images

In short, here are some superheroes, three guys we’ll be hearing a lot more about over the summer.

Most-Discussed In The Forum Today – DC Comics Wins Superman Dispute Appeal, Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory In The Comic Shop – The Morning After

That comic book stores are hostile places for all women, from the other customers rather than the owners though, with the store owner having to resort to threatening to hose his patrons down, and that superhero comics are really… what’s the word?

DC Wins Big Against Estate Of Jerry Siegel Over Ownership Of Superman

The US Appeal courts have ruled in favour of Warner Bros and DC Entertainment in the dispute with the heirs of Jerry Siegel over the rights and ownership to Superman and enforces the 2001 contract between Sigel’s estate and DC Comics.

Ridley Scott Has Passed On Justice League? Plus: Brian Michael Bendis Has Some Advice For Warner Bros.

Now, according to this report, Ridley Scott has passed on directing Justice League. It’s not so unlikely that he would have been offered it, and it’s not so unlikely he would have passed. They may have hit the bullseye here, even if they just took a wild shot in the dark.

 

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