Tuesday Trending Topics: Marvel Commits A Foul To Start The Second Half

We’re officially in the second half of the comic book year with Comic Con behind us, and our first major bit of post-Comic Con comic news is  interesting  — because it’s not easy to see Marvel’s upside on this one. Widely panned the first time, it at least had the idea that it was a new pr poke at a longtime competitor going for it. And wtf sometimes has some value. But this time, coming in the middle of a stellar PR run by DC over both Flashpoint and the DCU New 52 (and just when Marvel themselves had sparked some very engaging marketing such as the Defenders mystery images) it just smells a little weird.

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Marvel Offers Fear Itself Variant For Ripped Up Flashpoint Comics From DC

In which they are to offer retailers a limited variant of Fear Itself #6 with a cover by Ed McGuinness. And all retailers have to do is… return the covers of fifty first print Flashpoint spinoff titles published by DC Comics.

The Difference Between The Marvel Battle Scars Images

They told us at San Diego Comic Con to compare the difference between the image on the screen and the one published on Marvel.com later.

When Comic Con Ruined Twilight – A Look Back At San Diego 2011

The queues for the Hall H opening panel at San  Diego Comic Con on Thursday… started on Monday. The convention organisers put out tents, the queue grew and grew, as Twilight fans jockeyed for position and street cred to make sure they got into the panel for the upcoming film.

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Karen Gillan Confirms Definitively If She’s Coming Back For Next Year’s Doctor Who Or Not

I’m going to treat this like a spoiler because plenty of you won’t want to know the answer yet. Click away now if you’re worried, because I’m about to reveal whether or not Karen Gillan is going to return for more, as-yet unfilmed episodes Doctor Who.

Charles Soule Plans Amy Winehouse Appearance In 27

27 is an Image comic book, a supernatural musical mystery involving musicians who dies at the age of 27 -Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain. The book follows one 27 year old man trying to escape his fate.

Even More Judge Dredd Images

Empire Magazine have been all over Dredd since they claimed at last year’s Movie-Con to have an exclusive on Karl Urban being cast in the film. Weeks after we reported it.

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