The term “ReTweet” made me smile: The Weekly Crisis has been following the latest Marvel creative retreat via the Twitter tweets of many of its participants, seeking clues about the future of Marvel comics stories. Here’s day one, day two and day three. Personally I’m excited about the new direction for Cannonball proposed, but disappointed that the words “World War Man-Thing” never came up (Maybe that will be the follow-up to Fear Itself though, since whatever knows fear burns at his touch…)
Billy Graham?!: Oh, that Billy Graham.
“Yes, it’s true, there was very nearly a Harley Quinn-type character on the Batman 1966-69 TV series!“: Bully details another ditzy blonde type who falls for The Joker in a Batman TV series, identifying her as a possible proto-Harley. In other prominent comics bloggers discussing the live-action Batman TV show, Mike Sterling recently presented a fairly air-tight argument that “Adam West Batman Is The Best Batman.”
So is Marvel teasing Dark Horse comics now…?: Remember Marvel’s Who are the Mystery Men teaser thingee from a few days ago? Well, Dark Horse just announced plans to publish some new Mysterymen comics.
Does this mean they’ll let him join the Justice League for longer than three issues sometime soon?: Speaking of teasers, DC’s latest Flashpoint related one features a little logo and a question about former Titan Cyborg—”When Did Cyborg Become Protector of Truth, Justice and the American Way?”—so he may have a pretty big role in the miniseries and accompanying event. I kind of feel bad for the poor guy; after years of having to hang out with Beast Boy, he finally graduated to the Justice League last March, but was off the team an issue or three later.
“One of the most interesting aspects of Crisis was the fact that the Anti-Monitor was a really convincingly creepy dude”: Tim O’Neil has been discussing the hell out of Crisis On Infinite Earths in a series of blog posts, and this one about the death of the Flash—complete with plenty of scanned panels to illustrate—was pretty striking for the its conclusion, contrasting the Flash (and Supergirl) deaths with the deaths of super-characters in Big Two comics over the course of the last few years. I really liked that opening sentence though—the Anti-Monitor always disturbed me because I wasn’t sure if he just had some sort of extremely chapped, chalky white lips, or if he had baleen like a whale around his mouth hole. Giant, eye-less dudes with baleen are pretty scary.