Most-Read Comic Book Stories Of December 2012
It’s a story we’ve been exploring this past week, Gail Simone off Batgirl, the DC New 52 title most associated with one creator more than any other. Today, Gail confirmed the news. The response from her peers was instant.
It may have been all in the language – she didn’t leave, she was pushed. It may have been that circumstances changed. If so, it appears that they changed back. Either way, I have been informed from all sources that Simone is no longer on the title and #16 in January, concluding Death Of The Family, will be her final issue.
This morning I woke up to a page-by-page synopsis of Amazing Spider-Man #700 and a photo of the final two pages of the comic. Since then I’ve received it a number of times.
Opening a Marvel comic book is, all too often, a disappointment. Even when the story is riveting and the art stunning, the product is cluttered with ads and Marvel marketing messages and printed on paper that feels like it was made to be recycled, not treasured.
Look, I TOLD everyone once the Marvel vs. Friedrich judgment was cast, we’d be seeing Marvel/Disney going after every creator that emerged in their legal department bullseye. Case in point: Marvel/Disney issued a CEASE & DESIST letter against ELAINE LEE & MIKE KALUTA for their creator-owned, Epic-published STARSTRUCK.
Most-Read TV/Film Stories Of December 2012
Each episode is named for a character, but we at least now see who is getting multiple chapters for their story and who is not.
Alice Eve’s Star Trek Into Darkness character revealed… She’s playing Carol Marcus!
As you’ll be able to infer from this single image, the shot of hands touching glass at the end of the Japanese teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness featured the wonderful hand acting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto.
A viral website for Man of Steel has been counting down, in Kryptonian cyphers. We’ve now reached zero hour, or whatever alien equivalent, and our reward is the new trailer.
Lego have a scheme called Cuusoo through which they solicit fan designs for new kits and models. The system is simple: aspiring designers cook up a Lego set they’d like to see made and sold; you publish a Cuusoo page for your kit and get web users to endorse it; any kits that get 10,000 “likes” go before Lego’s official approval board.