Most-Read Comic Stories Of January 13-19
Looks like we were on the money with that XX teaser the other week, a new mutant book by Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel with a female-centric theme.
More Age Of Ultron stuff, Thanos Uprising, Avengers go to the New Universe, so many comics getting a “Too Many Armors” variant covers, and a rather wonderful Cable And X-Force cover that’s just… weird. Here are the comics Marvel will be selling you come April.
So, you know. DC Comics and stuff. Here’s what I’ve been hearing.
We’d heard the rumours around New York Comic Con that I Vampire would be cancelled with issue 18. But with the collection bursting into the New York Times best seller charts and beating its better known rivals, we wondered if this vampire crime conspiracy thriller might survive. And I heard that subsequent scripts past issue 18 had already been written.
Although Andy Diggle and Tony S Daniel are lined up to start their Action Comics run with issue 18, I understand that Grant Morrison and Rags Morales will need one more issue to finish their story. Which means Diggle and Daniel’s debut will be delayed to April and issue 19.
Most-Read TV/Film Stories Of January 13-19
Director John Krokidas is at Sundance to premiere his Daniel Radcliffe-starring Alan Ginsberg biopic Kill Your Darlings. Rather improbably, this screening seems to have provided a venue for the blowing of a significant Amazing Spider-Man sequel secret.
Blowing the lid off of some confidentiality agreement or another, STV are reporting that scots actress Amy Manson has “already made it through two auditions” for the upcoming Wonder Woman TV pilot, Amazon.
We’re probably getting a Heroes For Hire comic from Marvel this year, written by Brian Bendis, with the classic team of Luke Cage and Danny Rand, Power Man and Iron Fist – but now with Jessica Jones and her and Cage’s baby as well.
Apropos of nothing, Brad Bird has tweeted out this poster for The Incredibles. it was painted by Robert McGinnis, a veteran of many James Bond posters, the white-with-red-box Barbarella one sheet and many of the Hard Case Crime paperbacks.
And so there have, almost inevitably, been complaints about NECA’s Django Unchained dolls, representing characters from the film – and therefore the conflicts of American slavery. The complaints against the dolls included a call for a boycott from the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.