Topping Off Villain Month – Thursday Trending Topics

dc logoSomewhere, a lenticular printer is making plans for a very merry Christmas. Add the four Forever Evil books and that makes up the 56 titles of the Villain Month Omnibus. But do they count? Or is that it for the New DCU in September?

Most-Read Comic Stories Thursday:

Avengers Arena Spoilers, A Major Character Death, And The Explosion Of Tumblr

So far, Avengers Arena has basically been killing off characters that they invented for the series, or characters that appeared in one or two panels in other books. Okay, there was Mettle as well. But this time, the book may have gone too far by knocking off a major character. Well, major-ish. Well, major to some. Major to anyone who read Runaways. Take a look…

Do Two Wonder Woman Solicitations Top Out The DCU In September? 

Add the four Forever Evil books and that makes up the 56 titles of the Villan Month Omnibus. But do they count? Or is that it for the New DCU in September?

The Bullying Of Creators – Paul Jenkins Talks About Leaving DC And Marvel For Boom

Last week, Paul Jenkins wrote an open letter about his decision to leave the likes of Marvel and DC behind and work exclusively on comic books through Boom! Studios. Lines like

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Thursday:

Beast Is Practical And Magneto Gets Wet In New X-Men Images

It’s mutant vs. mutant on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Is Havok Back? Lucas Till Has Been On Set For X-Men: Days Of Future Past 

Reports of James Marsden taking a flight to Canada while X-Men: Days of Future Past is in production there didn’t convince me fully that Cyclops will be appearing in the movie, but if I had to guess, I’d probably say he is. Why not. What do I stand to lose?

Joss Whedon Won’t Stand By And Let There Be No Female-Hero Comic Book Movies

Joss Whedon, infamously and sadly, spent a lot of time developing a Wonder Woman movie for Warner Bros. that, ultimately, they just wouldn’t make. But why didn’t they give him the go ahead? Perhaps his recent interview with The Daily Beast explains: