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    DC Insists Reboot Isn't a Reboot | CraveOnline

    Some of the masterminds behind the DC Reboot are speaking out, and they're insisting this event that's currently shaking the comics world up is not a hard reboot, nor is it an Ultimate-style alternate universe they're trying out. Their answers tend to lead to more and more questions, though... and likely a few headaches, as it's not going to be as clean a restart as they'd initially suggested. Apparently, many of the stories everyone's afraid of losing (i.e. The Killing Joke) will be kept after all, and while nobody was really worried about losing Identity Crisis, that's being kept, too - as are all the recent things from Geoff Johns and Grant Morrison, of course, because heaven forbid they sacrifice their own work like they are many others...

    Wait, that was catty. Ahem.

    Let's get back to brass tacks. Johns and Jim Lee have said that both Action Comics #1 and Justice League #1 will be set five years in the past. Since they've also stated that Superman is the first superhero in this brave new DCU (or DCnU, as the internet has dubbed it), that means everybody else will either have to have been in the cape business for less than five years, or they had to have been operating in secret before that. The latter would have to explain Batman, since at least four of his Robins are still going to be around. Sure, it's possible that Dick Grayson was never Robin and was always Nightwing... and if Damian is going to be his son, just how long has been doing his thing? When would Talia have schtupped Bruce Wayne? Where's Stephanie Brown? Also, somehow, Batman Incorporated is still going to have happened and will be continuing sometime in 2012, but it's best not to think about that.

    It's could turn out that Batman keeps trying to saddle kids with the Robin mantle, but they only stick around long enough to realize Robin is a super-lame superhero identity, so maybe their stints in the Batcave were short and sweet. Nightwing's on his own, Tim Drake is with the Titans and Jason Todd is murdering people as the Red Hood. Would you wear those elf booties for more than a month or two, even if it was Batman telling you to?

    We'd guess it's possible that half of these new books are going to be taking place at staggered points in that five year time span, which could help explain things with Barbara Gordon, if The Killing Joke is still going to be canon. Perhaps Gail Simone's Batgirl will be told in flashbacks from her memories while she's bedridden and recuperating from the shot. That might work. However, they've insisted that all other books aside from period pieces are in the contemporary DCU. So, stop making sense.

    Anyway, DC's Editor-In-Chief Bob Harras and Executive Editor Eddie Berganza have also given some details on what they're keeping - namely the aforementioned Killing Joke and Identity Crisis, as well as Death in the Family, Blackest Night and Brighest Day. Pretty sure nobody was clinging to the hope that Sue Dibny would stay raped and murdered, but I guess DC likes that kind of thing.

    However, despite what they're keeping, Berganza insists "what we're doing here is saying, right here, this is it. You seriously don't have to read anything before this." So... why bother keeping it, then?

    Also, despite DiDio recently saying they're giving the concept of the Justice Society of America a rest, Harras countered, saying that "nothing is cut and dry. That is something that you have to keep reading to see what happens." Will they have been operating in secret during World War II, then? Or will they get their own Elseworlds saga? Fingers crossed.

    Harras confirmed that this is taking place on New Earth, and Berganza insisted that "it's not Earth Prime or any other earth. It's not Earth-One or anything." Guess what, "New Earth" is still confusing. What's Old Earth? Is there a Middle Earth? Wait, what?! Are you doing Lord of the Rings comics?! Oh... no, wait, I'm confusing myself.

    Five years of active superheroes, in a comic world that once prided itself on its rich traditions. That just feels strange, but truth be told, while legacy might have been a point of pride, it likely wasn't enough of a selling point.

    It's probably best not to even try to think about any of this stuff until the books are here and they can explain what the DC honchos have to be cagey about. Getting information piecemeal like this always paints a skewed picture, and harping on specific precious continuity points until September probably won't help us feel any better or any less trepidation. We all just want some good comics, and we know they just want to make good comics.

    No one's trying to crap on anybody's parade, at least not intentionally. It's important to keep that in mind as we clench up and try to process why they're choosing to rip apart some character histories while leaving others intact. Perhaps we should try to rest easy and reserve judgment until we see the finished product.

    Wait, what am I saying? We're the internet here! HEADS ON PIKES AT ONCE!
    Wow. The wheels are falling off big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Wow. The wheels are falling off big time.
    This..... this is why I hate comic books.

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    It is all well and truly ****ed.

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    Marvel To Change The Face Of Newsstand Comics Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

    Bleeding Cool has been the first to bring you news as to how both Hastings and Barnes & Noble have been massively increasing the amount of comic book material they carry.

    Well, Marvel seems to have sat up and noticed. I understand that they are launching a massive amount of new ongoing titles for this market, that will anthologise existing material and flood the growing market. The titles I have so far are Marvel Adventures, Marvel Chronicles, Marvel Classics, Marvel Essentials, Marvel Family, Marvel Heroes, Marvel Icons, Marvel Initiative, Marvel Knights, Marvel Legends, Marvel Milestones, Marvel Power, Marvel Redux, Marvel Select, Marvel Silver, Marvel Spotlight, Marvel Techno and Marvel Wonders.

    And while the books wll be priced at $3.99, they will contain two to three issues worth of story. This would seem to mirror the kind of reprint news stand volumes that Panini publish in Europe. And indeed have similar titles (right). Just not quite so many of them.

    In a time when digital is being emphasised by many, itís refreshing to see such a step offering print value to a market that may not have seen much of the comics being reprinted.
    Cool idea, sounds like Marvel is trying to ape 2000 A.D. now.

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    AICN COMICS ROUNDTABLE: The @$$holes dissect DCís September RelaunchóDay One!
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    Mike Mignola Pessimistic About Idea of Guillermo del Toro Making ‘Hellboy 3′ | /Film

    Last I heard he said he would not make it. Guillermo ó who I love ó in every interview thereís a new story on what his next movie is and he honestly believes heís going to do all these things. But last I heard, he said ĎIím never gonna get back to Hellboy. Iím not surprised because he wonít live long enough to do a tenth of the movies heís told me heís going to makeÖ I canít imagine him (Del Toro) making a Hellboy 3. Heís very enthusiastic and says heís going to do all these thingsÖ.ummmÖ.heís cute [laughed].

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Seems like a smart move. Good way to attract new buyers/kids.

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    David Goyer to Adapt Comic Book 100 BULLETS for Showtime

    After recently co-writing the scripts for the highly anticipated 2012 DC Comics films The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel, writer David S. Goyer is staying in the comic book realm with a new project on cable. Deadline reports Goyer is in the midst of taking the Vertigo comic 100 Bullets to Showtime in the form of a new drama series. Written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso, the comic is considered to be one of the best in the past decade with 100 issues published between 1999 and 2009. Described as a dark noir-style story, the comic focuses on the staple moral question, ďWhat would you do if you were given the opportunity and the means to get away with murder, scot-free?Ē More after the jump.

    In the comic, the mysterious Agent Graves offers his clients a gun, a briefcase with 100 untraceable bullets and immunity from prosecution, enabling them to get revenge against those who ruined their lives. The comic contains self-contained stories in each issue (perfect for episodes of television) but they soon begin to blend into one huge crime saga where everyone and everything seems to be connected as Graves finds himself up against a multinational clandestine organization called The Trust.

    Honestly, this sounds like a fantastic comic book to be adapted into a TV series, and thank the maker itís being developed at Showtime rather than broadcast network. If this turns into something a long the lines of Dexter, Lost and pulpy crime drama thrown into one package, then count me in. Letís just hope it turns out better than Goyerís last TV endeavor Flash Forward which started with an interesting premise, but ultimately fizzled out.



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    Lucy Punch Joins FX's 'Powers' | CraveOnline

    After nearly ten years in development as a film and a TV series, "Powers" has finally found its leading lady.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lucy Punch has been cast as Detective Deena Pilgrim in the adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oemning's comic book series, "Powers." In the series, Deena is the partner of the currently uncast, Detective Christian Walker, a former superhero who investigates superhuman related crimes and homicides.

    Punch's casting is somewhat surprising given that most of her background is in comedy. In the U.S., Punch is perhaps best known for her appearances in "Hot Fuzz," "Dinner For Schmucks" and the upcoming "Bad Teacher." However, she also starred in the short-lived CBS series "The Class" and she played Detective Inspector Kate Bishop (pictured above).on BBC Two's cop dramady "Vexed."

    Charles S. Dutton ("Roc") has previously agreed to portray the police department head, Captain Cross; while Bailee Madison was recently signed to play a pivotal role as a young girl named Calista.

    Charles H. Eglee ("The Walking Dead") wrote the pilot episode of "Powers" and he is also serving as the showrunner and an executive producer. Michael Dinner ("Justified") is slated to direct the pilot; which Bendis recently indicated will be filming soon.

    "We're filming in just a few weeks," Bendis told Newsarama. "Our cast is being locked down. Literally, the deals are being closed as we speak ó some really surprising names."

    "It's very, very exciting," continued Bendis. "We're designing, we have costumes, we have sets. It's really underway. It's not one of those bulls*** announcements you'll have to sit through all the time, trying to figure out if it's real."

    While "Powers" has not been officially picked up to series, it is highly expected to debut on FX early next year.

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