Black Panther Kicking Ass? Monday Trending Topics

fantastic-four-52-black-pantherKick Ass 2 actor Morris Chestnut has deleted the Black Panther tweet that got the Marvel movie gossip mill churning yesterday… but is that to be seen as a confirmation of sorts or not…?

Most-Read Comic Stories Monday:

The Possible Parentage Of Superboy? (POTENTIAL SPOILERS UPDATE) 

I’m being told that at some point we may be discovering that he’s actually…

Comics Industry People React To The Death Of Margaret Thatcher. Mostly British Ones. Don’t Expect Mourning. 

If anyone needs proof that people in comics, at least in British comics, are a bit leftie, you’ll find it here.

The Remaining DC Covers And Collectibles For July 2013 – With Capullo’s Batman And Joker And Quitely’s Superman As Statues

You’ll know more on Monday. We already ran the composite cover of Justice League Of America, Justice League and Justice League Dark that kicks off the Trinity War in the New DCU.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Monday:

Steven Moffat’s Unused Doctor Who Story Arc – What If David Tennant Had Stayed For One More Year?

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.

Another Old Friend Recruited For The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

Aside from the Zygons – and Queen Elizabeth the First, I suppose – Steven Moffat doesn’t seem to be dipping too far into the legacy and history of Doctor Who to populate his now-shooting 50th anniversary special.

It’s Time For Morris Chestnut To Get Familiar With Marvel’s Black Panther 

I don’t know if there’s more to this than the guiding hand of Mark Millar somewhere behind the scenes, but Kick-Ass 2‘s Morris Chestnut is making some very specific comic book reading decisions.

 

Most-Discussed In The Forum Monday:

Comics Industry People React To The Death Of Margaret Thatcher. Mostly British Ones. Don’t Expect Mourning.

Margaret Thatcher died of a stroke today. I ran an obituary, if that is the word, by way of cartoons. Others in comics were a little more forthright in their views.

The Possible Parentage Of Superboy? (POTENTIAL SPOILERS UPDATE)

So I had an interesting weekend chatting about Superboy.

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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We Be Geeks Episode 105: Discussing JLAARP With Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner

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Lemire And Nguyen’s Descender Optioned By Sony

Wednesday Delays To Comics In The UK – Must Be Caught In The Black Vortex

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So What Was Your #FirstPayingGigInComics ?

Work In A Comic Store? Want To Move Into The New York Comic Industry?

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Exclusive First Look At Altered States Doc Savage

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Mike Hawthorne Shares His Process On Quantum And Woody

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In Search Of Lost Dragons Gets A Book Trailer

Steve Lieber Raises Thousands For Hero Initiative At Wizard World Portland

Sex, Violence And Ales Kot – This Week’s Zero And Secret Avengers