Kevin Smith talks—well, tweets—about his next Bat-work: On his Twitter account yesterday, the writer/director-turned-casual comics writer let loose some details about what he and his Batman: Cacophony collaborator Walter Flanagan will be doing after the sixth issue of their current limited series ships: 1) The Baphomet solo series he had previously mentioned is actually going to be called Gotham Babylon, rather than Baphomet (which is too bad…I was really looking forward to the mainstream media hearing about a book called Baphomet from the publishers of Superman), 2) Gotham Babylon will apparently be a limited series, with a second volume of Widening Gyre starting after it finishes, and 3) A second volume of Widening Gyre will follow a new new hero.
Reminder #357, 654: Comics are a medium, not a genre. Also, there’s a hyphen in “Spider-Man.” Also, there’s a hyphen in “X-Men.” Hey that’s three strikes! This crazy blog is out!
“Spider-Man reboot gets director Marc Webb”: I have this suspicion that (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb got the gig of a directing a fourth Spider-Man film because some executive was leaning back in his chair and free associating, thinking “Spider-Man…does what a spider can…spiders spin webs…Oh my God! Get Marc Webb on the phone!”
The #1 reason I wish I was wealthy (today): So I’d be able to bid on and win Evan Dorkin’s totally awesome Marvel villains group shot. You can see Dorkin’s piece here at his home base, or here, nestled among a bunch of other pieces of art up for auction. (By the way, Juan Doe sure does a fine Spidey drawing, doesn’t he?)