Anyone who watched the Superbowl for the commercials, mainly the Avengers trailer had to be slightly disappointed by the lackluster trailer we got for what could be the biggest comic movie of all time. We got a few peeks at the team but nothing like I personally expected for an avenue as big as the Superbowl. A recently extended version has popped up so sit back and enjoy a full minute and five seconds of Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Loki and Nick Fury.
A Scandal with the Savages
So, in everyone's favorite book, DCU Presents, where they do a story arc on a random DC character (It's GOTTA be random, who would pick Deadman for the first arc?) and the upcoming third arc will focus on the daughter of Vandal Savage. But sorry Scandal Savage fans, this is actually a different daughter... by the name of Kass Sage. I'm not sure how that'll work out, it sounds pretty boring in my opinion, Savage's powerless daughter, an FBI Profiler, needs her father's help to solve a case, yawn. If you're interested in reading more about that or seeing a picture of Kass and Vandal, click here.
The Wolverine is Coming
No, that's not a very vague, ambiguous threat. It's a very vague, ambiguous promise! It was announced earlier this week that FOX has finally set a release date for the first movie starring Wolverine that doesn't have "X-Men" somewhere in the title. So be sure to mark your calenders bub, because everyone's favorite Canucklehead will once again appear on the silver screen on July 26th, 2013.
DCnU is Annually Disappointing
DC Comics also announced this week that we'll see three over-sized annuals coming this May. The annuals will are slated to be for Batman, in which we'll see the DCnU debut of Mr. Freeze, written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, The Teen Titans Annual, written by Scott Lobdell and Tom DeFalco, which will start a crossover with Legion Lost, Superboy, Teen Titans and The Ravagers. And lastly, an Animal Man Annual written by Jeff Lemire which will act as a prequel for a crossover with Swamp Thing. When reached for comment, X-Man75 was quoted as saying " Ugh, gah, and meh."
Marvel is Trailer Crazy
Not only did the Avengers Trailer debut this week but we've also gotten to see a trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man movie, The Amazing Spider-Man. I HIGHLY recommend you guys take a few minutes and watch this trailer, I was not interested in the new Spidey movie at all before watching it and now I'm looking forward to it, so if you have a few minutes to spare, check this video out and get a peek at this film's villain as well. Plus, freaking Dennis Leary is playing Captain Stacey!
Smallville Returns for Season 11... Kinda
Fans of the hit television show Smallville know that last May, the show ended it's ten year run with Clark Kent finally donning the suit and becoming The Man of Steel that Metropolis so desperately needed. It was announced this week that fan-favorite comic writer, Bryan Q. Miller, of Stephanie Brown's Batgirl run, will pen an upcoming digital series that will continue where Smallville left off, with Clark as Superman, defending Metropolis. I for one am excited to see this, especially with former Smallville writer Bryan Q. Miller attached. (Source)
The Walking Dead have been Served
It was announced yesterday that Tony Moore is suing Robert Kirkman over profits he believes he was cheated out of from their work on The Walking Dead. Kirkman's lawyer claims that Moore isn't owed any money, while Moore claims he was tricked into signing a contract that gave his copyright interests to Kirkman's company. You can read more on the story here.
A variant cover for the upcoming DCnU series, Earth 2, has been released by DC Comics. The series features the Alternate Earth that includes the Justice Society of America and as well as the Justice League, as on the over we see slightly different variations of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, which you can see below. Below that you can see a cover of the upcoming World's Finest comic, featuring Earth 2's Power Girl and Huntress, and sadly Peej has a new costume.
EDIT: After closer speculation it appears the Batman in this picture is Dick Grayson! Don't believe me, check out the use of his Escrima Sticks. Which means it's probably Grayson, and that Superman and Wonder Woman my be Connor Kent and Donna Troy, as you can see from the Huntress/Power Girl backgrounds, it shows that in Earth 2 they were Robin and Supergirl respectively.
Guess the Ravagers
The last news I'm gonna touch upon this week is the recently released cover of The Ravagers #1, where we see a team led by Caitlin Fairchild but lacking Rose Wilson. I'm not really familiar with anyone else, so feel free to help me speculate on the team. The dude on the right does look a bit like a red version of Beast boy though.
That's it for this week's comic news, as always guys and gals, feel free to comment with any news you think I missed or you want to discuss. I'll be back later in the week with a few reviews for you guys, including Scarlet Spider #2. Until next time, this is JT signing off.