SDCC NEWS ROUNDUP
Here’s a wrap up on some of the news coming out of
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- Cyborg and Nightwing have been added to the roster of the new DC fighting game, Injustice from the guys who made Mortal Kombat. I was skeptical of this game at first, but the more I hear about it, the more it sounds like an insane DC version of Marvel vs. Capcom. The gang over at Shoryuken has some good gameplay videos of the new characters.
- Batman Inc is going back to the dark future from Batman #666, where Damian is Batman and the world has gone insane. Also, Frazier Irving is drawing the 0 issue. All good news.
- Emma Rios is going to draw a spaghetti western. Greg Rucka and Michael Lark are going to do a dark future hard sci-fi book. In related news, I’m going to be buying a ton more Image comics very soon.
- Marvel announced that they were killing Cyclops, probably. Judging by Fear Itself and the Marvel NOW solicits, he’s probably been an Adaptoid for the last 10 years. Also announced this weekend by Marvel: an A-Babies vs. X-Babies one shot. I paid 8 bucks for the Midtown exclusive AvX babies cover, I’m fairly certain I will pay for this adorable gimmick book.
- A good weekend for Gaiman fans—a new Sandman prequel (with JH Williams drawing) is announced, and Jeff Lemire announces that he’s bringing Gaiman-created Tim Hunter into Justice League Dark, the fantastic Vertigo superteam book.
- JMS announced Thursday morning that he was creating his own cross-platform studio, Studio JMS. In addition to reviving his Joe’s Comics imprint at Image, and working with Sam Raimi, Starz and MTV to create tv and web series. In a just world, Raimi would take the rights to all these projects from him through legal technicalities, lolling at JMS’s vocal protests while assigning JT Krul to write a prequel to Rising Stars about the meteor. Alas, the world we live in is fickle and unfair.
- Marvel announced the Mandarin as the villain for Iron Man 3, they announced the subtitles for Thor and Captain America (Winter Soldier WOOOO) but most important here, and I’m quoting from the panel: “I AM GROOT,” which, roughly translated, means “HOLY CRAP GROOT IS GOING TO BE IN A GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY MOVIE.”
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