I don’t think Grant Morrison, Marv Wolfman or George Perez could help, but I wouldn’t mind watching them try: “Chris Brown seeking crisis expert”
75,000 1910s: Top Shelf, the new home of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neil’s League of Extraordinary Gentleman, have announced a 75,000 print run for LOEG: Century 1910, the first of three planned volumes that will make up LOEG Vol. 3. I don’t know much of anything about sales figures, but that seems to me to be a little on the low side for a new work from one of comics’ greatest living writers (i.e., it’s significantly less issues than, say, your average New Avengers). Maybe that has to do with New Avengers being cheaper or people liking Spider-Man and Luke Cage teaming up more than Mina Harker and Orlando teaming up though. Anyway, maybe you wanna ask your local retailer to preorder you one or something? Jog and Alan David Doane both seemed to like it a lot.
Jean and Scott, Gambit and Rogue and…Beast and Dazzler?: Max Romero of Great Caesar’s Post asks, “Hey, remember that time Dazzler and the Beast fell in love while on the run from anti-mutant hysteria and ended up joining an underground gladiatorial fight club in Hollywood that was controlled by the illegitimate son of Doctor Doom?” If you don’t, don’t worry; he does, and he’d be happy to tell you all about it in this four-part “Beauty and the Beast” series.
Didn’t we just go through this a few weeks ago when all those “Stan Lee to create first gay superhero” headlines were popping up?: “KAPOW! DC Comics reveals first gay superhero: Batwoman” This next one at least narrows it down to first “DC Comics” gay hero, but is still wrong. And this one gets a little closer to accurate still, adding the qualifier “headlining,” although I suppose it depends on whethr or not you count Midnighter as a DC character or not. Heidi MacDonald rounds up some more headlines here.
Gwyneth Paltrow and I have something in common: I haven’t seen the Iron Man 2 script yet either.
Actually, I’m pretty sure that’s not what the guy dressed like Robin was thinking about after being attacked: An LA Times story about attacks on people dressed like superheroes and other characters near near Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood still manages to work a “Holy ____, Batman!” reference into the story, but oddly eschews the “Biff! Bam! Pow!” which would actually have been somewhat appropriate in this context.
Quick, some one make a Plastic Man movie before it’s too late!: There’s apparently a Stretch Armstrong: The Movie in development…and not for the first time.
Come to think of it, Hank and Janet’s relationship actually seems pretty great compared to Ultimate Hank and Ultimate Janet’s…: Topless Robot’s nine most dysfunctional comic book couples.