Newsarama is reporting that Stephen Wacker has left DC and may be headed to Marvel. Wacker had been editing several titles at DC including the popular 52, Jonah Hex, JSA, and Legion of Super-Heroes. Obviously something is up, as Dan Didio, Executive Editor at DC, says he will make a statement next week instead of today. Wizard Entertainment spoke with Stephen Wacker today on the news. “I tendered my resignation with DC today,” said Wacker. “I’m quitting DC to go edit comics at Marvel.” Yet another in the summer long flip flop in employees moving from one company to another.
Emerald Eye of Ekron Origin? Week 20 is about adventures in space, an appearance by Supernova, and Lex Luthor has the cure. Spoilerific report ahead and we even get to answer one of my wild speculations from last week.
Batman-on-Film is reporting on the scuttlebutt that is Harvey Dent. Apparently Liev Schreiber is out as the District Attorny in the upcoming Dark Knight film. So who is being considered? According to the site, Guy Pearce (who worked with Nolan on Memento) is under consideration. Lots of back and forth on this. If done right, whoever gets the nod, could end up with a lucritive multi-film deal for years to come. So who do you want? Schreiber, Pearce, or someone else? Holla in the comments. via Batman-on-Film (link)
Booster Gold is Rip Hunter, and more wild speculations. Week Nineteen is filled with so much time twisting goodness; it not only brings up millions of questions, but makes you question who’s who in the DC Universe. This week’s review is filled with wild speculation that seems like it might just be right.
Comics Continuum has posted an interview with Yuri Lowenthal – the voice of Clark Kent/Superboy in the upcoming Legion of Superheroes cartoon. Here’s what I love about this incarnation of Superman: he’s not at all the leader. He’s not Mr. Confident. He’s actually pretty lost on many different levels. He’s at the point in his life where he knows he’s got these powers but is still kind of unclear about his role in the world and his mighty destiny. Legion of Superheroes debuts September 23 on Kids’ WB! via Comics Continuum (link)
While doing PR for his upcoming film Candy, Heath Ledger let spill a couple of comments regarding his upcoming role as The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. It’s definitely going to stump people. I think it’ll be more along the lines of how the Joker was meant to be in the comics, darker and more sinister. But it’s obviously not going to be what Jack Nicholson did. It’s going to be more nuanced and dark and more along the lines of a Clockwork Orange kind of feel. Which is, I think, what the comic book was after: less
If you can’t wait until it’s debut on September 23, 2006, head over to the official website for behind the scenes sneak peak at the characters, episode guide, image gallery and more. Actually there’s not much there right now, but presumably after the show launches in a couple of weeks, the site will magically fill with content. via Kids’ WB! (link)
The House of Mystery Mystery A locked door, a dead detective, and Dr. Fate’s helmet. The solution to this mystery can only be solved by a great detective. Batman’s out of the country, so the next best on the list is Ralph Dibny.
Booster Gold Memorial Issue Today we mourn the loss of Booster Gold. He went out with a bang – literally. Week fifteen finds Booster Gold at his lowest point. His sponsors have all backed out, bills are overdue, and Supernova is taking all his glory. Instead of going the route of Ralph Dibny and putting a gun to his mouth, Booster shows he is a true superhero when a submarine accident in midtown Metropolis gives him hope of redeeming himself.
Kryptonsite has a slew of spoilers for the new season of Smallville. Last we saw Clark, he was banished to the Phantom Zone while Zod/Lex began causing havoc on Earth. This season looks like it will be an exciting one! Episode One, entitled Zod, will be the first glimpse of Jimmy Olsen, while Episode Two will feature Green Arrow. Kryptonsite has the rundown and spoilers for the first eight episodes. via Kryptonsite (link)
If you didn’t get a chance to go to San Diego this year, you missed the panel on the fourth season of The Batman (currently on Kids WB). Someone has posted the entire preview over at YouTube and you can catch all of the new characters and some interesting tidbits. Looks like there will be a future episode story that takes place in 3027 and 2027, as well as the introduction of Nightwing, Oracle, Mothman, and Harley Quinn. Check the link for all the goodness! via YouTube (link)
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores August 23, 2006. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated August 22, 2006