“I like Marvel…I’ve kind of given up on DC at this point”: That’s actor Seth Rogen talking comics in an LA Times piece…probably not doing much to increase his chances of playing any DC Comics superheroes in the near future. Which is really too bad because he’d make a great…um. Hmm. Blue Devil? Maybe?
“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, bowed to a disappointing $4.5 million and a likely fifth place in the rankings”: I’ve seen a lot of the box office reporting for the weekend talk about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in terms of disappointment (like the one quoted above), and/or expressing surprise at its showing. Did anyone—anyone on earth at all—really think a Michael Cera vehicle had a chance in hell of beating a Julia Roberts movie (based on a super-popular memoir/publishing phenomenon) and a Sylvester Stallone movie featuring just about every action star from any action movies in the last twenty years? As Albert Ching noted below, Scott Pilgrim at least beat its main competition out in one category—critical assessment. Not that anyone in Hollywood considers positive reviews as important as a huge opening weekend.
“Trust me, it’ll be much cooler than you think”: Speaking of Edgar Wright movies based on comics characters, Vanity Fair recently had a Q and A with the filmmaker in which several questions were devoted to the Ant-Man movie. They managed to spell Ant-Man wrong every single time, too. Something to keep in mind next time you find yourself disgusted by a typo on Blog@—at least we remember to hyphenate the names of Marvel superheroes here!
“…And the 7 Other Best Film Adaptations”: I don’t know, Sammy Perlmutter of The Huffington Post, if you include the movie The Dark Knight on your list as an adaptation of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, I think it’s safe to say you’re really reaching.
“If you were a librarian in 2612 working at the Grand Library Of Comics located on a floating platform above the city of Des Moines, and a student from Neil Gaiman Academy came to you wanting to know what comics in the 1970s were like, what works would be on the shelf you walked them over to see?”: Inspired by Tucker Stone and David Brothers’ consideration of the “Panther’s Rage” Black Panther storyline from 1973, Tom Spurgeon wonders what comics wer emost emblematic of the 1970s. He offers some suggestions, and asks readers for more.