Word has been circulating on the Internet recently that DC Comics is going to start an advertising campaign in January, running eleven different commercials on select cable television channels to advertise the trade collections of the first wave of Rebirth books. These include AMC, IFC, TBS, TNT, TruTV, El Rey and Boomerang. Not the most watched of networks, but they don’t have to be. Smart idea, I think. Let me tell you why.
Remember a few weeks back when Ben Affleck took to Twitter to share a screen test of Deathstroke’s costume for the upcoming stand alone Batman movie? Well, now there’s someone to fill it.
For the longest time Hal Jordan has been the leading Green Lantern for Earth and Sector 2814. Now it’s time for a new Lantern to take his place while he’s gone. In fact, two Green Lanterns will be working together in his absence: Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz. Not familiar with those two? Luckily Green Lantern: Rebirth #1 is the start to a brand new Green Lantern series and Major Spoilers has your review after the jump!
(Warning: Major Spoilers – and an Ookla the Mok reference – ahead) As a young comic book reader, I was constantly asked some iteration of the “Who would win?” question. “Who would win in a fight: Spider-Man or Batman?” “Is Superman stronger than the Hulk?” “Could Logan’s claws pierce Steve Rogers’ shield?” As I got older, those questions were replaced with more meta-narrative questions like “Marvel or DC?” or the perennial, “Alan Moore or Grant Morrison?”
Even though it made more money than any of us will see in our lifetime, the lackluster performance of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was enough for Warner Bros. to reorganize and put Geoff Johns and Jon Berg in charge of DC Films.
Quite a while ago, we heard that Scalped was being considered for a television series, but ever since we talked about the series on the Major Spoilers Podcast, things have been very quiet, until yesterday, when WGN and DC Entertainment announced a pilot production.
There have been a lot of different incarnations of the Titans in the DC Universe, from sidekick to New Teen to ‘No Longer In Existence.’ With the Titans’ back story returning to continuity, I was reminded of the last time that the adolescent heroes reformed, pre-Flashpoint. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Teen Titans #1 awaits!
Last month, Jim Lee and Dan DiDio teased us with a Twitter image simply titled “Rebirth”. Today, there a bit of an update.
In the last week, there were two big indications of change happening soon in the Big Two comics companies – Steve Rogers returning as Captain America and Dan DiDio hinting that there will be a big “Rebirth” at DC this summer via Twitter. I have to say that I’ve reached a breaking point when it comes to change. Can I take much more of it in my comics? For the first time, I can understand why some people drift away from the industry!