The first trailer for Ender’s Game has arrived, and there are two things that pop out immediately. The first is that the action looks impressive, and it did its job of getting me more interested in the film. The second, and a wise choice by the studio, was to remove any reference to controversial author Orson Scott Card from the trailer and accompanying synopsis.
I’ve seen the rumors circulating around the web that Iron Man 3 director, Shane Black, is eying Doc Savage as his next film, and I’m not sure how to feel about that.
A new episode of Cosplayer Chronicles has arrived, which turns the lens on Andrew, who does a pretty Dig-Dug costume.
Space Seed is one of the more important episodes of Star Trek: TOS, as it set up everything viewers needed to know in Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn. Diamond Select Toys has a new 7-inch line of action figures based on The Original Series that will have you scrambling for your wallet.
This month, Major Spoilers is looking at the funny pages, and we’re kicking things off with a look at Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County.
Berkley Breathed’s Bloom County was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed newspaper strips of all time. Bloom County ran from December 8th, 1980 to August 6th, 1989 and was published in an astounding 1200 newspapers on a daily basis. The huge popularity of Bloom County spawned a merchandizing bonanza, as well as two spin-off strips, Outland and Opus. The Bloom County Library Volume 1 highlights the first time the entire run of the immensely popular Bloom County strip has been collected in beautifully designed hard cover books with exceptional reproduction.
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Diamond Comic Distributors has released their list of the top 300 comics sold in the direct market during April 2013. We already know comic sales are up, and we know that Marvel came out on top of the market and dollar share for the month, so the top ten may not come as a surprise to many, unless you count Batman #19 as the top selling book in April as a surprise.
Though the week had its ups and downs, no one can argue that the week didn’t end on a high note with Free Comic Book Day. Take the jump for a look back at the week that was.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the market share breakdown for April, and it isn’t a huge surprise that Marvel placed first in both unit share and dollar share categories. Compared to the month to month numbers, sales dipped by five percent compared to March, but up by over 12-percent compared to a year ago at this same time, putting the overall sales up 16-percent for the year.
Take the jump for a breakdown of the top publishers for April 2013.
Well, what are you waiting for. Get to your local comic book store and join in on the fun!
A while ago it was confirmed that Daredeveil had indeed returned to the hands of Marvel due to 20th Century Fox not being able to keep the property in production long enough to retain the rights. Today, we learn about three more properties that have been returned to Marvel (Disney).