January 17th, 2012
Odds and ends from the comic book world:
* In order to gain a favorable legal settlement, lawyers for Marvel are arguing that mutants–as in, the characters in Marvel’s comic books–are not human beings. They’re not saying that mutants are fictional, mind you, but rather that the fictional characters should be considered to be fictional human beings. Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr will not be amused.
* DC has announced the cancellation of six of their New 52 titles. That’s not surprising, of course. Hawk and Dove has no audience? Who could have guessed? But what’s deeply satisfying is that two of the books are
affirmative action diversity titles (the NYT will not be amused) and the third is written by Dan DiDio, the man whose leadership led to DC through such a glorious creative period that, when he was done with the company, it seemed best to obliterate 80 years of continuity and just start over.
* It’s nice to see that I’m in agreement with the great Jim Shooter in my esteem for the Azzarello/Chiang Wonder Woman. (I like it more than he does, but he doesn’t hate it.)
Reading a book from back to front as an editorial test? That’s brilliant.
[...] it feels like I’m always talking about how craven and awful and truly, truly stupid the New DC is, well, that’s because I [...]