Monetizing Fanboy Rage – Saturday Trending Topics

The general concept is nothing new under the sun, to be sure, but in the social media era it’s interesting nonetheless. I’ve been thinking a lot about Marvel and DC as social platforms over the past couple years, and it’s pretty clear that they’ve been experimenting with ways that could work:  But Amazing Spider-Man #700 was the best seller of the month by far. Superior Spider-Man #1 as well, with #2 in the top ten. The lesson being learned? People love to hate. To post “feels” to Tumblr. To tweet their rage, but only because they care so much. And buy the comic…

Most-Read Comic Stories Today – DC Solicits, Marvel Rage

Full DC Solicitations For May 2013. Apart From Green Lantern And Edge…

Thanks to Comic Book Resources, IGN, Newsarama, Comic Vine, MTV, Comics Alliance and iFanboy, here’s the DC Solicitations for May 2013.

Marvel’s Rage Comics

But Amazing Spider-Man #700 was the best seller of the month by far. Superior Spider-Man #1 as well, with #2 in the top ten. The lesson being learned? People love to hate. To post “feels” to Tumblr. To tweet their rage, but only because they care so much. And buy the comic…

Campaign To Get Orson Scott Card Fired From Superman Begins

So, yesterday I wrote an article in response to requests I’d had to promote an organised campaign to boycott DC, Superman and to get Orson Scott Card fired off the Superman Adventures book for being an anti-gay marriage activist and holding virulent homphobic views.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today – Toy Fair

X-Men Days Of Future Past May Get An All-CG Character – But Who?

Because he’s trying not to say too much, Bryan Singer‘s comments on plans to create an all-CG character for X-Men: Days of Future Past are open to interpretation.

More Toys Hint At More Plot Points – Images Of Thor 2, Star Trek 2, Man Of Steel And Pacific Rim Tie-Ins

As the New York Toy Fair continues, the threat of spoiler-by-tie-in builds and builds. Here are images of Thor 2, Star Trek Into Darkness and Pacific Rim merch, some of which seems to suggest new info – if sometimes very slight – about the films in question.

Matt Smith And Saoirse Ronan Join Christina Hendricks For Ryan Gosling’s How To Catch A Monster

Casting news for Ryan Gosling‘s directorial debut, the “modern fantasy drama” How To Catch A Monster, is rolling out of Berlin and the European Film Market. Saoirse Ronan is the latest addition, joining Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith, Christina Hendricks and Ben Mendelsohn

Iron Man 3 Details Revealed On Lego Set Boxes

Iron Man 3 film details revealed on lego boxes? Sometimes this kind of thing sort of reminds me of that Superbowl commercial with the Joe Montana stain on the football jersey… sometimes we see what we want to see in these things.

Most-Discussed In The Forum Today – Orson Scott Card

Campaign To Get Orson Scott Card Fired From Superman Begins

So, yesterday I wrote an article in response to requests I’d had to promote an organised campaign to boycott DC, Superman and to get Orson Scott Card fired off the Superman Adventures book for being an anti-gay marriage activist and holding virulent homphobic views.

DC Cancels Firestorm, Ravagers, Hawkman, Deathstroke, Sword Of Sorcery And Team 7.

We mentioned there were big creative changes happening at DC. Well, they’ve now just been announced, ahead of this weekend’s DC Comics creative conference in Charlotte, North Carlolina.

Mark Millar Calls Justice League Characters Out Of Date, Says Movie Is “Excellent Way Of Losing $200 Million”

Warner Bros. are, as is their prerogative, taking it steady with Justice League. This is their shot at Marvel Movieverse style glory, creating not just a single hit film, but a whole, cyclically boosted network of pictures. Only fools would rush in.