Marvel Vs. Fox Vs. Sony (Or: Along Came A Spider And Two Quicksilvers) Thursday Trending Topics

marvel-science-storiesYesterday’s top two stories paint an interesting picture of some of the world’s largest media companies marking their territory in the ink, paper and fabric (and blood and sweat) of the Marvel Universe.  Strange world. True forever, still a little bit more true every day.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Thursday:

Sony Will “Never Ever Ever” Let Go Of Spider-Man Movie Rights

Ain’t It Cool put their brand power to use, and got Sony Picture’s Co-Chair Amy Pascal on the line for a quick chat.

It’s On. Marvel Vs. Fox As Both Avengers 2 And Days Of Future Past Will Feature Quicksilver 

Bryan Singer announced tonight, through his Twitter account, that the character of Quicksilver will be appearing in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. It’s undoubtedly the biggest film news break of the day.

JJ Abrams’ Star Wars Teaser Trailer – Afterwards They Will Explode

Not sure if the videos from Patrick Willems and the gang from Bleeding Cool’s “Afterwards They Will Explode” have ever deserved that title quite so much as the do this week…

Most-Read Comic Stories Thursday:

Pete Woods Leaves The Justice League’s Vibe After Issue Six – But He Wants You To Know It’s Nothing To Do With DC Comics, Who Are Great 

Bleeding Cool has been running a number of stories of people walking from DC Comics citing editorial interference over the past few months. But this is something different. Pete Woods writes on Facebook (and then emailed to me several times when I checked my mail when I got to Phoenix);

DC’s Green Lantern #20 Tribute To Geoff Johns From Neil Gaiman, Jim Lee, Richard Donner, Mark Strong And… Mrs Geoff 

Tonight in Los Angeles, there’s a gala to celebrate the work of Geoff Johns by the great and the good. And in this week’s final Green Lantern issue from Geoff, some of them shared their thoughts in a series of multi coloured tributes. They may have been skipped past as readers wanted to get on with the story, that very final story, so here there are in one place to be read at a more leisurely pace…

When Captain Britain Became A Muslim Woman. For A Couple Of Pages. In An Alternate Timeline.

Last week, the Avengers Assemble comic from Marvel published an issue that crossed over with the Age Of Ultron series – which has already been wiped from existence by Wolverine going back in time and killing Ant Man.

 

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Warren Ellis On Project Superpowers And Dynamite Solicitations For March 2015

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First Look At Valiant’s New Imperium By Joshua Dysart And Doug Braithwaite

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Legendary Artist Jack Davis To Retire At 90

Live From The Comic Shop: Spider-Woman #2, Oddly Normal #3 And Drifter #2

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Norm Breyfogle In Hospital After Suffering A Stroke

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Celebrating Ted Kord, The Blue Beetle Who Was Your Friend

Latest Trailer For Live-Action Cinderella

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Two Highly Giftable Nobrow Graphic Novels – Art Schooled And Robert Moses: The Master Builder Of New York City

Theory Of Everything Featurette Teaches Us Something

Comics Industry Reacts To… The Normalisation Of Relations With Cuba