It’s a long long time since the very first one of these. I was 28 when I decided that an annual look back at the rumours and scoops of the year would be a good thing. 16 years later, that’s still to be determined. But here we go again with a self congratulatory pat on the back. Mostly.
So what are the stories we got wrong in 2016? Really wrong? Well, we started early with the news that Matthew Rosenberg was going to be writing for DC Comics. Instead he went to Marvel.
We also got it wrong that Scott Snyder would be moving from Batman to Detective Comics. I mean, that was the plan at the time, but things changed. Instead his plans for Detective Comics became All-Star Batman….
There was, however, no comic called Man Of Steel. And there was no The Super Man was renamed New Super Man.
We got it wrong that Earth 2 may feature the new Justice Society Of America,
And there really wasn’t a Captain Britain TV show…. and all of these DC TV rumours appeared to be utter bunkum. It happens. These were a little better… but not by much.
But the biggest wrong of the year was probably the news that the character of Tim Drake, Red Robin, was to die. Bleeding Cool ran the news, and DC Comics followed up with all sorts of teasers – but it was a bait and switch. He only died in the eyes of everyone else – apart from him and Mr Oz.
And do remember, some wrongs from one year work out for another… such as the news that ComiXology were to announce an all-you-can-eat subscription at a major comic convention. It happened. Just not when we thought it would…
What other very wrong things from the year stuck out? And no, hiring Jude Terror does not count.
- Marvel’s One Per Store Variant Covers – Collect The Set? from Mighty Captain Marvel To Venom - January 17, 2017
- Dark Horse To Publish Omnibus Of Buffy Season 8 Written By Joss Whedon, Bryan K Vaughan, Drew Goddard And More - January 17, 2017
- Tessa Hulls’ Journey Into Her Family’s Past Uncovers The Life Of An Extraordinary Woman - January 17, 2017
- Where To Get Your Copy Of RESIST!, The Anti-Trump, Pro-Female Comic Published For The Inauguration - January 17, 2017
- John Layman And Sam Kieth Create Eleanor & The Egret From AfterShock Comics - January 17, 2017