Most-Read Comic Stories Week of December 9 – December 15
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.
Warning. There may be Spider-Man and Avengers Arena spoilers at the end of this article.
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.
Earlier this week, as well as talking about Gail Simone leaving Batgirl, I also mentioned that Scott Snyder was leaving Swamp Thing. It’s possible this may have been overshadowed somewhat.
Most-Read TV/Film Stories Week Of December 9 – December 15
Most of the info was to do with Klingons. Here it is, conflated into a single bulletin:
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.
The best theory I’ve heard as to what’s going on with the mysterious “villain” situation in Star Trek Into Darkness is a real corker. I first picked up the threads in the forums of this very site then had some real world conversations with Trek buffs who were able to flesh it out a little.
Don’t expect any other film in 2013 to be on a bigger scale to Pacific Rim. Here’s the first trailer, at long last. I’ve been waiting hungrily to see this since some footage unspooled at Comic-Con.