Villain of the Week: Anyone standing between comics readers and a re-launch of Milestone comics. After all the he-said/he-said, I don’t even care who’s fault it is anymore. Just quit yer teasing and get to working out an equitable deal so’s we can get to reading.
Hero: DC Direct for that frickin’ hot Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman statue.
Hero: DC Comics and Hachette books for the nifty cross-promotion of Brad Meltzer stuff. Including an excerpt from Meltzer’s new novel in Justice League of America #1 is cool, but I’m especially eager to see excerpts from comics start appearing in the back of novels.
Villain: The Comic Foundry‘s Tim Leong for throwing rocks in his glass house. There’s nothing inherently wrong with using either sex or sensationalism to sell your magazine as long as you’re honest about doing it. If that’s what captures your demographic; good for you. But doing it and then calling your competitor out for doing it too is just silly.
Hero: Marvel Studios for figuring out how to make a bunch of solo superhero movies and then put all the characters together in an Avengers movie. DC, you should be taking notes.