Monday Trending Topics: Who Stabbed Superman In The Back?

This story will be told sooner rather than later, I bet: Superman appears to have a bit of a boo boo on his back left shoulder. A scar of some sorts, what kind of beast could have caused such damage to the Man Of Steel? Leaving the Daily Planet is one thing. But who could have stabbed him in the back?

Most-Read Comic Stories Today:

Robin, The Camel Toe Wonder | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

It’s time to play that game with DC Comics, where we point out something just a little bit sexual about one of the covers of their comics, they get all cross with Bleeding Cool, but by the time it actually comes out they amend the cover and save themselves a modicum of embarassment, in printed form at least.

The Scar On Superman’s Back | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

But there’s something else of interest from Superman #13, that we can see in a bunch of previews in a bunch of DC comics this week.

More Battle Chasers Comics Please Mr Madueira Sir | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

It’s one of the few non-superhero creator owned titles to ever hit the No 1 spot in the charts. Battle Chasers by Joe Madureira. Both commerically and critically popular, it cemented his career after a popular run on the X-Men’s Age Of The Apocalypse when it was published by Cliffhanger/Wildstorm.

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Two New Sets Of Iron Man 3 Images – Armour And Amour, Stark Style | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

Ahead of tomorrow’s first trailer for the film, two sets of Iron Man 3 images have been released online. The first pair come from the Antipodean Avengers Facebook page, with a hat tip to ReelBits, and the others come from USA Today. Those come with a Kevin Feige quote that gives some context:

Rumour: Another Member Of The X-Men Has Filmed A Scene For The Wolverine | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

I’m not too sure about this report at all, so let’s just label it clearly as a rumour. What follows below the warning could end up being a spoiler, however, so do proceed at your own risk.

A Closer Look At The Iron Man 3 Trailer Teaser – UPDATED | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

Having watched the Iron Man 3 trailer teaser, you may have found its nine brief shots to go past rather too quickly. Here’s a screen capture from each, and a little discussion of what they show. Discussion of some plot points will ensue.

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When The Black Cat Was Sexually Harassed At NYCC

At Comic Con today, I went as Black Cat. This is a shitty picture and there will be better ones of my whole costume coming up but I just want to say something.

Numbercrunching The DC New 52 Year-On-Year

There are some who have taking last month’s comic book sales numbers, compared them to last year’s September numbers, and have declared as a result that the New 52 is a failure, because DC Comics sold fewer copies and had a smaller market share.

The Curse Of Stephanie Brown Continues

At NYCC, Grant Morrison said they had pitched her in a projects but had been told “no”. Scott Snyder said similar at San Diego about wanting to use her in Batman #12. Both Grant and Scott have the reputation of getting their own way in comics. And a number of other creators have reported similar experiences.


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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