“‘Spider-Man’ starts to emerge from secrecy”: Now The New York Times takes a turn peeking behind the curtain of the Spider-Man musical.
“‘Superman: Earth One’ is a disappointment”: This Scripps Howard News Service wire review of the much ballyhooed original graphic novel isn’t necessarily great comics criticism or anything—I didn’t know anyone actually used the term “epic fail” in a non-ironic, un-sarcastic way—but it’s well worth a read for the author’s dismantling of Superman’s practice of journalism. One of things that always charmed me about the Silver Age Superman stories, especially after working in a newspaper, was how incredibly unprofessional the staff of The Daily Planet was. Those reporters—all three of them, and their one editor—were constantly making the news about themselves, and putting big, huge, 80-point font headlines with their names above those stories about themselves right there on the front page.
Great headline, guys: “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…It’s Comic Book Artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez”
“Weisman…promises over 150 characters in the first 18 episodes alone”: This TV Guide article about the upcoming Young Justice show sure makes it sound like a big show. Producer Greg Weisman goes on to say that about 98-percent of those 150 are based on existing DC characters. I’m not sure how the math works out against Justice League Unlimited or Batman: The Brave and The Bold, but that sure sounds like a lot of DC characters.
“Hathaway rumoured for Superman”: But she’s make a terrible Superman, why, she’s not even a man! I can’t–Oh, for Lois Lane, huh? Okay, I can see that then.
“Christian Bale says the next Batman film may be his last”: Oh no! Laughing at Bale’s goofy, growly Batman voice is my favorite part of watching Nolan’s Batman movies!