Sunday Trending Topics: Swag, Swipes, and Eleven Hot Comics

Posted by July 11, 2011 Comment

Today’s trending topics sound like the title of a Guy Ritchie movie about a comic heist. He could even get Robert Downey Jr to star in it after they finish Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows together.  That’d be absolutely perfect.

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

Hot Comics – The Hundred Dollar Club (July 2011)

Here’s a look at comic books published in the last thirty years that, without variants, signatures or slabbing, actually sell copies for over a hundred dollars in the current climate… and how the values have been changing.

Retailer Swag From Diamond At San Diego Comic Con

Are you a comic book retailer? Or can you represent one at San Diego Comic Con? Then you too could get free lunch and this rather exclusive swag bag or… rather exclusive swag.

Swipe File: Axe/Lynx and Y The Last Man

The Axe and Lynx deodorant brands have developed a Loaded/Maxim style of advertising over the last few years, a tongue in cheek sexism portraying the deliberately overblown effect on the attractiveness of the besprayed male. My favourite was one was a close shot of a young woman pressed up against a young man standing in a tube train/subway, the man in question seeming rather worried. Cut to a pull back and we see that, apart from the two, the carriage was empty. Cut to brand shot.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

What’s Going On In These Two Posters For Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows?

It’s close ups for the stars and long shots for the second fiddlers in these two posters for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel, A Game of Shadows.

Full NSFW Trailer For The Inbetweeners Movie

After the merest hint of plot in the first Inbetweeners movie teaser, there’s quite a bit of set-up in this full trailer. And lots of swearing. And casual sexism. And euphemisms for vaginas.

Superheroes On The Couch In Live-Action/Animation Combo Show, Issues

Issues was co-created by Josh Cooke and Matt Oates, and Oates originally came up with the concept, which is quite plainly “Superheroes in therapy” when he was at College. It was later developed when Cooke was asking for ideas that would be cheap and easy to shoot web series fodder.

Most-Clicked Pics Today:

About Mark Seifert

Co-founder and Creative director of Bleeding Cool parent company Avatar Press. Bleeding Cool Managing Editor, tech and data wrangler. Machine Learning hobbyist. Vintage paper addict.

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(Last Updated July 11, 2011 12:50 am )

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