Most-Read Comic Stories Week Of Feb 10-16
There are spoilers for Batman #17, the conclusion to Death Of The Family, below.
Are we going to believe any more clandestine subway meetings again?
Introducing a new element into 75+ years of continuity always runs this risk. Scott Snyder has applied this understanding to his run on the Bat titles. Case and point:
The Illinois News Bureau reports, (with the most condescending and predictable headline you can imagine, even for Bleeding Cool) that Dr Fredric Wertham, author of Seduction Of The Innocent, the book that inspired government hearings about the content of comic books, saw sales plummet from the bad publicity, and eventually leading to the establishment of the Comics Code – was made up.
It doesn’t seem like a hundred issues ago that we had the outrage over the Amazing Spider-Man #601 cover. Still, where there’s misogyny, there’s brass. And cosplay model Stacey Rebecca is selling prints of her recreating that infamous pose…
Most-Read TV/Film Stories Week Of Feb 10-16
I’m fully confident that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford will all appear, to some greater or less extent, in the next episode of the Star Wars saga.
I assumed that the movie version of Rocket Raccoon was going to have anthropomorphic movement, essentially going about his business like a man in a suit – at least to the extent of Gollum or Caesar the chimp. Seems that I was very wrong.
Robert Rodriguez made like a Singer and posted some Sin City 2 snaps to his Twitter account last night. They’re a kind of before and-after-pair, showing Josh Brolin first on the green screen stage, and then processed into a rough “look,” which Rodriguez said he uses to:
Bryan Singer last night broke off from his ongoing Jack the Giant Slayer promotional commitments to drop another casting surprise on Twitter. This time there’s not really any indication of what the role will be, but that doesn’t matter so much when the actor’s this good.
Sit tight for more on this tomorrow, but here’s an interesting little detail from Variety, following up on Bryan Singer’s latest casting tweet that put Peter Dinklage on the calendar for Days of Future Past.