I’ve been following with interest the Internet discussions ever since word came out last week that Marvel was putting Captain America 3 up against Batman vs. Superman in movie theaters on May 6, 2016. Even though this is still over two years away, the battle lines have been drawn. Most of the people discussing it felt that Warner Bros/DC was at fault because Marvel had previously claimed that weekend even though they never said just what film would be released then. WB/DC had moved the Man of Steel sequel from July 17, 2015, to that date several months ago. Ever
Several months ago, I discussed the debut of Batman Eternal, which will begin next month, in April. Now comes word that DC will also have two other weeklies hitting the stores by October. Not only that, September will be another special month, with peeks into possible futures of many DC characters. We’ll see what could be happening to them five years from now.
If a comics company wants to get the attention of comics readers and collectors, there’s one sure way to do it … issue a number one! For example, Marvel has announced that at least two number one issues are on the way soon from them … Captain Marvel #1 and Daredevil #1. Some of my friends just wretch every time a first issue comes out. They’re mainly big collectors, and that means they have to shift their comics boxes around to reflect the new realities. And they HATE that! Still, you can ask any comics marketer, and you’ll get the
Remember last week’s column when I said that change is a constant in the Doctor Who universe? Well, fortunately for us, change is also taking place in the Superman universe! As reported here at MajorSpoilers.com, two big talents in the comics industry are going to take their shot at Superman, hopefully making that title sparkle as it should!
Change is a constant in the universe of Doctor Who. Every few years, the main character regenerates into a different person. For example, Matt Smith recently handed over the role to Peter Capaldi, a decidedly different actor, so we can expect The Doctor to move in another direction as a person as well. Another big change that recently took place was when the comics license for Who left IDW Publishing, a company that had a pretty successful run with that franchise, among others like Star Trek. Recently, it was announced that Titan Comics would now publish new comics adventures of
Just visit your local grocery store and you’ll discover that Valentine’s Day is coming soon. I’m always happy when that holiday goes by because it means February is half over, that month bringing the worst weather of the year where I live on the East Coast. Second, I’m not a big fan of love stories.
Late last week via Conan O’Brien’s tweet, Bat-fans found out that the original Adam West/Burt Ward Batman series from the 1960s was heading to DVD! The show aired from 1966 to 1968, and while the motion picture based on the show has been available on DVD for some time, the weekly episodes have not. That makes this big news, especially with this being Batman’s 75th anniversary!
When you’ve read comics as long as I have – a really long time now – there are certain patterns I’ve noticed in how both Marvel and DC do certain things. One of those, which I honestly despise, is to replace a “name” hero with another person in the costume. I mean, come on – you just know the original person will be back. It’s only a matter of time.
“In 2015, the cosmic adventures of Luke, Han, Leia and Chewbacca will make the lightspeed jump back to Marvel, to begin a new age of adventures within the Star Wars universe,” said a press release from Disney recently. It’s been big news here on MajorSpoilers.com as well as other comics news sources on the Internet. The question is, based on past performance, will that be a good thing?
The year 2013 may go down as one of the best years in comics in recent years. Every company was “upping their game,” and the quality of storytelling went up as well, in my opinion. To wrap up this year, I want to share what I consider the best of 2013 in several categories. I know some people list their top 5, 10 or even 100, but I’d rather just post what I consider the best, then mention others that I feel really made it a memorable year. That doesn’t mean I didn’t love a lot more product than you
Tomorrow will be Christmas Day, so the gifts will be given, unwrapped and enjoyed. But as a comics reader, I’ve often found this holiday to be somewhat disappointing. And I’ve often spoken with other comics fans, and many of you share my problem with Christmas (or even birthdays, for that matter).