Of Comic, Cinematic, and Television Universes – Monday Trending Topics

classic-dc-bulletAnd you thought things were confusing when there was just a hard reboot in the comics once a decade or so.  Yesterday’s Batman TV post is a little more eyebrow-raising in light of this morning’s Flash TV news, and it’ll be interesting to see how the Marvel and DC approaches to this situation differ over the coming few years.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Yesterday:

Rumours Of A New Batman TV Show Without Batman

At San Diego Comic Con I heard rumours, but only when back in London, do they seem to have coalesced. They do, however, seem to be incorrect.

Joining The Dots On Marvel Movies/TV Continuity

Okay, the following joins some dots. There may be some spoilers here, but if so they are merely accidental.

Those Doctor Who Missing Episodes Rumours Take A Licking But Keep On Ticking

There was a Doctor Who-related dinner-party held a few weeks ago, in which guests were told that two of the guests had signed NDAs and most definitely wouldn’t discuss anything regarding missing episodes and not to bring it up.

Most-Read Comic Stories Monday:

Did Batman And Wonder Woman Just Give Away Batman And Superman’s Secret Identities?

From Justice League Of America #6. In the middle of the super secure Argus state facility, in the containment room of Superman. Somewhere likely to be full of the most advanced listening devices available.

VIDEO: Stan Lee’s Reaction To A Bisexual Spider-Man 

Talking to Entertainment Weekly, actor Andrew Garfield was quoted saying he’d asked his director “What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking! … So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”

One Comic Store Closes, Another Sells Justice League Run To Open

Meanwhile, one fellow is selling his long run of Justice League on eBay, issues 1 to 261, for £7000 to fund the reopening of a comic book store in St Louis.

 

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Speculator Corner: Alias #24 – The New Purple Man

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The Witcher 3 May Only Run At 900p On Xbox One

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Warren Ellis Talks Blackcross: A Ghost Story Steeped In Superhero Fiction, Plus Extended Preview

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The Walking Dead Actor To Join Criminal Minds Spinoff

Prints Charming: Adventure Time Marceline Gone To Sellout

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Is Bioware’s Most Successful Launch Ever

Pierce Brosnan Pokes Fun At Himself In New Super Bowl Ad

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Emma Frost For The Gentlemen, Michael Malloy For The Ladies – And The Naked Slapstick Of Harley Quinn

Does Hot Topic Star Wars #1 Spoil Avengers: Age Of Ultron?

Today’s Batman Reads Like Crossed – And Joker Gets A Retcon