Continuity. The bane of many a comic book reader. At times, when used right, it can add to the reading experience but other times can make for a frustrating or downright miserable one. But should it matter that much? Is it that important? I say no, so continue on, Dear Reader, and find out why!
In this issue: Stephen brings up continuity brought on by major crossover events, Rodrigo pitches a Wonder Woman television show, and Matthew… well, he’s Matthew.
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Boom! Studios has announced its new 28 Days Later series will hit stands on August 26th, and the company sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek.
DC already announced that Doc Savage was returning to DC Comics, but what we didn’t know is if the Man of Bronze would be part of the DCU continuity proper.Â Yesterday, DC released information that seems to answer that pressing question.
Well, duh, we already know Clark Kent is Superman and has been on the Smallville television series for the last 9 years, but one has to remember the Superman costume, and powers like flying have been kept strictly on the down-low to avoid mixing the Smallville universe with the DC in-continuity one.
That might all change come Sunday when it MIGHT be announced that Superman’s outfit will make an appearance in the season premiere of season 9 – aptly titled “Superman”.
Does this mean we might see Tom Welling take over the film franchise down the road?Â Another rumor has a made for television movie called Metropolis in the works for The CW.
Keep in mind, both of these are rumors for now, but we should have a better idea of what is going to happen on Sunday.
Ever since Boom! Studios announced it was adapting Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into comic book form, it has been on my radar as something I really want to check out.Â Boom! apparently senses my desire to dive into the first issue that arrives next week, as it sent a sneak peek of the first issue for all to enjoy.
… and apparently Mark Waid and Brian Michael Bendis are teaming up to write issue #601 of Amazing Spider-Man or somethin’…
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Everyone seemed to really take to our This Bear Reads Comics image posted earlier today, and many asked for a T-Shirt or other product featuring the cute cuddly polar bear that they could snatch up and buy.
Your wish is granted.Â We changed the design slightly to ensure we don’t get sued by a certain big comic book company.
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The box office estimates are in and Star Trek beamed to the number one spot, bringing in an estimated $76.5 million over the weekend.Â I had a chance to check the movie out on Saturday, and I liked it quite a bit.Â I think it did a good job of bridging the old Star Trek universe with the new one (I wore my F’Continuity T-Shirt just in case), and I like how they were able to tell an origin story without getting too over the top.
I did have a few concerns and problems with the feature, but there were pretty minor considering.Â But what Major Spoilers is really concerned about is your reaction, Dear Reader.Â Did you see Star Trek this weekend?Â What were your thoughts on the JJ Abrams flick?
DISCUSS I SAY!
Arriving in stores this week is the next Eureka mini-series from creators Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia.Â Unlike a few other sites that don’t honor embargos, we did wait until today to bring you this sneak peek of the in continuity series written by Dukes of Hazzard scribe Jonathan L. Davis.
Kara Zor-El has been plagued by the mystery of Superwomanâ€™s identity for four issues now.Â For those that have been following closely, the clues to her identity are there, you just need to know where to look.
This week, Joe Quesada hands out some sage advice on how to break into the comic book industry as a writer of fine tales.
So my suggestion to those guys is always, â€œKeep it basic. If your character is the Silver Surfer, then write a Silver Surfer, but keep it basic, the way he is now in his current incarnation. Donâ€™t give me the reinvention yet. Weâ€™ll see what you can do first in the current boundaries that we have, in the current continuity.â€ And I think a lot of people miss the fact that 90% of the stuff our writers are working on today is not reinventionâ€”itâ€™s writing the character in the status quo. Thatâ€™s what we do for the bulk of the job, so thatâ€™s the starting point. And donâ€™t worry about a five-issue storyarc at this point. Just a single, done-in-one, 22-page comic.
He and Jim McLauchlin also talk about Pet Avengers, and more news about Marvel’s 70th anniversary.