Lying In The Gutters – 18th November 2013 – Happy Birthday, Alan!


Today is Alan Moore’s sixtieth birthday. Have a good one sir. Don’t let the candles catch your beard.

If today’s rumours are anything to go by, the big changes at DC are about to be challenged by the big changes at Marvel. The scandals of the the week are about to be overshadowed by something even bigger. And what the hell is up with Nightwing anyway?

Top Twenty Traffic Of The Week

  1. Eight Thoughts About Doctor Who: The Night Of The Doctor
  2. Geoff Johns Confirms Big Changes At DC Comics In April
  3. When Kitty Pryde Showed Amazing Lack Of Self Awareness
  4. Watch New Doctor Who Now – The Day Of The Doctor Prequel
  5. Speculation Or Spoiler? Producer Working With Warner Bros Tweets Some Superman/Batman Specific Story Specifics
  6. Exactly How Did Fearless Defenders Get Cancelled Again?
  7. All-New Costumes For The All-New X-Men
  8. Wolverine As A Bad Guy? A New Wolverine #1 From Paul Cornell And Ryan Stegman
  9. Wolverine & The X-Men Ends – Could They Be Replaced By The Utopians?
  10. So What’s Up With DC Comics In April?
  11. Batman #25 – No Bones About It
  12. So… What Is Marvel’s Ultimate Prologue?
  13. Never Mind The Mutants
  14. Tess Fowler And Modern Day Misogyny In The Comics Industry
  15. Fantastic Four Relaunched By James Robinson And Leonard Kirk
  16. Thirty-Eight Thoughts About Thirty-Seven Comics
  17. The Shaming Of Sexual Harassment By Social Media
  18. A New Solo DC Comics Title From Geoff Johns Spinning Out Of Forever Evil
  19. The Stars Of Fifty Shades Of Grey Have Posed In Character
  20. The Final Fate Of Nightwing In A Bad Way In February

And Ten You May Prefer

  1. The Shaming Of Sexual Harassment By Social Media
  2. David Blaine Gets Bryan Cranston And Aaron Paul Back Together For A Card Trick
  3.  Paul Dini And Eduardo Risso To Create A Batman-Related Vertigo Book
  4. Has Lars Von Trier Given Up Final Cut On Nymphomaniac? Or Is He Pulling Our Legs?‏
  5. The Head Of AMC Confirms They’ve Got Preacher – To A Guy In A Comic Shop
  6. Want To Advertise Noah To “Females”? Let Emma Watson Talk, Show Some Holding Hands
  7.  Three, Three Hundred And Ancient Homosexuality
  8. First Trailer For Maleficent Finds Its Best Fairy Tale Moment In Dialogue
  9. Afua Richardson – An Oncoming Storm?
  10. Brilliant – Watch The World’s First Autostereogram Music Video, 3D Without Specs‏

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