Most-Read Comic Stories Week Of December 16 – December 22
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.
Here’s a thing. Gail Simone is the new Batgirl writer.
Recently, Gail Simone announced she’d been fired off Batgirl by DC Comics. With her exclusive contract at the company coming to an end, some thought that would be that. Especially since so many other publishers had started calling offering her work.
When Dan Slott announced the current Spider-Man plot, he noted that on publication he would probably have to get off the internet and go into hiding.
From the new Ultimate Spider-Man. Aw bless…
Most-Read TV/Film Stories Week Of December 16 – December 22
The latest Lego Cuusoo review took account of the Summer submissions and among them was a Back to the Future kit featuring the DeLorean, Marty and Doc. Today, Lego released this video in which – spoiler warning – they announce that DeLorean has been approved. Hurrah!
I’d heard of Rainn Wilson‘s Soulpancake website before but never really much looked around it. I will now, though, after a new interview he’s given to The Huffington Post on the occasion of a Soulpancake TV special – airing today on OWN, or by now perhaps, actually having aired. Fat lot of good I’m doing for that PR campaign.
After the teasing fragments of the last couple of weeks, the BBC have now gone ahead and revealed a bigger, better image of the new TARDIS console room.
Though Variety say that Marvel are likely to test one more actor for the role after Christmas, the number of contenders for the part of Peter Quill, Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Star Lord, appears to have been winnowed somewhat.
Mark Waters, the director of Mean Girls, is to direct a feature film based upon the Vampire Academy novels by Richelle Mead. Better still, Mark’s brother Dan has written the screenplay.