Hero of the Week: SciFi.com for putting up the Amazing Screw-On Head pilot early for viewers to comment on. Cast them votes, people!
Hero: Denys Cowan for promising new life for Milestone characters. As Senior Vice President of Animation for BET, Cowan told Newsarama, “In San Diego we’re going to make a major announcement about one of the Milestone characters. I started Milestone and I remain very attached to all those characters and all the things that we did. Milestone characters will have a place on BET network.”
Hero: Michael Caine for spilling that the Joker will be the next Batman movie villain. Now fans can quit wondering about which character and get to the more important task of obsessing over who’s going to play him.
Hero: Marvel for coming up with new ways to keep Spider-Girl alive. I don’t read the comic, but I admire the spunk of her fans and if it takes “cancelling” the title and relaunching it with a name that’s more easily confused with one of Marvel’s most-recognizable titles, good for them.
Villain: Marvel for not showing as much love to Alpha Flight fans. Maybe they are with the promised “non-Alpha Flight book that Alpha Flight fans are going to love,” but they’re making us wait a lot longer than those Spider-Girl people had to.
Hero: Steve Niles for recommending Josh Ortega as his replacement on the Death Dealer comic. Ortega surprised me by making Necromancer an honest, scary comic. Denied the chance to read his arc on Speakeasy’s defunct Beowulf, I’ve been eager to see something else from him.