Carrie. Carrie Kelley. Robin – Friday Trending Topics

BMROB_Cv19_ds074353--525x400My favorite part of this story is BC forumer Brandon ZK Olmstead predicting it exactly, two months ago in a popular forum thread in which BC forum artists made up their own versions of what the WTF covers ought to be.

So very well done, sir.  I may be asking you to lay out how Marvel is going to fit Angela into Age of Ultron later.

Most-Read Comic Stories Friday:

Carrie Kelley To Be The New Robin On The Gatefold Cover Of Batman And Robin #19

I understand that certain retailers have been called up, and have been told that they may wish to up their orders of Batman And Robin #19, out next week, as a result of planned media coverage on Monday. That it will involve Carrie Kelley appearing in Batman And Robin #19.

Batman Inc Cancelled With Issue 13

Looks like we’re getting one final go around with Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham on Batman Incorporated in July, with one extra final issue…

Welcome To The Trinity War? Justice League, JLA And JLD In July

Here we go folks. The covers to Justice League #22, Justice League Dark #22 and Justice League Of America #6 for July as a composite cover, which appears to be kicking off The Trinity War. Which we’ve been waiting for almost as long as Age Of Ultron..

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Friday:

Steven Moffat’s Unused Doctor Who Story Arc

As it happens, the introduction of Amelia Pond was not contingent on the arrival of the Eleventh Doctor. Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine, Steven Moffat has explained what his basic story arc for series five would have been if David Tennant stayed on and Matt Smith not been recruited.

First Look At X-Men: Days Of Future Past’s Version Of Beast

Bryan Singer‘s tweets have stepped up from cast names and half-constructed movie sets to a real beast of an image. Yeah.

VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri On The Most Exciting Thing About Man Of Steel 

Earlier today I published a nice, beefy piece in which Weta’s Joe Letteri addressed the state of the art in digital movie FX. I think it’s one of the most interesting articles I’ve ever had the pleasure to write, and picking Joe’s brain for the material to make it happen was a distinct pleasure.

Most-Discussed In The Forum Friday:

Carrie Kelley To Be The New Robin On The Gatefold Cover Of Batman And Robin #19

The article below was sent to DC Comics for comment early this morning. A few minutes ago, the NY Post suddenly ran this article, something I understand was originally planned for Monday morning. Here’s what I originally wrote;

Scott Lobdell And Tyler Kirkham To “Fill In” On Action Comics

ACTION COMICS #22 Written by SCOTT LOBDELL Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT Backup story art by PHILIP TAN 1:25 B&W Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT On sale JULY 3

The New 27 – DC Marketshare Slips In March 2013

In February, DC Comics saw one of their marketshare figures fall below the psychologically important 30% mark. In March they have fallen further, both now under 30%. DC have a 27.09% share of revenue and 29.88% share of the number of comics sold in the North American direct market. The last time this happened with both figures was in June 2009.

 

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Strategy Breakdown For The Battle Of The Five Armies

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BOOM! Studios Unveils First Four 10th Anniversary Covers

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Christmas Greetings From The Krampus

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