An unusual alignment of the calendar and post-52 shipping schedules will apparently leave us with a light new Comic Day on November 30. It’ll be the week after Thanksgiving, Holiday shoppers will be out in force, and many of DC’s best-selling trades & collections will be missing from nearly 1000 bookstores in the US. Will it be a big week for graphic novels in comic shops?
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But DC has arranged a strict monthly schedule for their new DCU relaunch, with each book getting an allotted week of the month, though they will swap them, depending. So for a month with five shipping weeks, wouldn’t it make sense to ease the pressure a little and let the fifth week take up the slack?
Much has been made of the eleven artists working on this book. But does it matter? What if the artists are good? Does it make a difference? You bought the book for Marc Silvestri after all, is it any different that Whilce Portacio, Billy Tan and friends are pitching in? The guy’s in hospital after all.
Catwoman and Supergirl have been in a number of the recent spate of trademark busting superhero porn parodies from Exxxtreme and Vivid, but it seems the companies are now going further afield in their leads, with Superheroine 3D featuring Alexis Texas playing Emma Frost and Chanel Preston as Zatanna Both characters have had numerous comments made regarding their costumes aover the decades, they do seem to be natural go-to points in the porn production companies desires to explore geekish obsession. In 3D.
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I did see plenty of criticism of the last Red Dwarf specials, the Return to Earth episodes, that hinged on there being no laugh track, no live studio audience to fill in the space at the end of jokes with the expected uproar and hysteria. I agree – the episodes ended up feeling colder and looser than they needed to.
Running before The Muppets (not sure what that is, sounds like it has something to do with puppets) is a new Toy Story Short, following on from the splendid Hawaiian Vacation. This time, the film is called Small Fry and when I show you a still from it, you’ll see why.
In a recent interview with the Guardian , Russell Tovey, one of the stars of BBC3′s Being Human told the paper that the upcoming fourth series will be his last. The end of the previous series had already seen Aidan Turner as the house’s resident vampire leave the land of the…well, the undead, I suppose, leaving a ghost and a werewolf or two behind.
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