News last week that Don Cheadle was replacing Terrence Howard in the Iron Man sequel probably didn’t suprise anyone more than Terrence Howard. It was the surprise of a lifetime. There was no explanation. [The contract] just…up and vanished. I read something in the trades implicating that it was about money or something, but apparently the contracts that we write and sign aren’t worth the paper that they’re printed on, sometimes. Promises aren’t kept, and good faith negotiations aren’t always held up. That’s Howard in an interview with NPR this past weekend. Having been on the short end of contracts
Following the release of the Watchmen trailer, the Watchmen trade by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons shot to the top of the charts, prompting DC to go back to press with 900,000 new copies flooding the market to meet the demand of readers.Â So, it’s no suprise to see Watchmen top the list of 100 trade paperbacks sold through Diamond Comic Distributors for July 2008. Take the jump for the complete rundown.Â Heck, you might even find a trade or two you haven’t read, that you can add to your reading list.