I think the latest announcement makes it official: DC Comics has gone and went insane. (Quick, see if you can spot the typo in that Source blog post before they fix it!) As the main page reports, DC is relaunching both Batman and Detective Comics with new #1′s, and trading creative teams, with Greg Capullo taking over for Jock as Scott Snyder’s collaborator. I have more frightened and confused thoughts on the subject here.
And on the subject of DC relaunches: Bully, The Little Stuffed Bull proves once again why he should be in charge of the comics industry, naming his 52 tiles, which include the likes of Batgirl, Inc. starring Barbara Gordon, Stephanie Brown, and Cassandra Cain and Anyone Else You Want; Are You Happy Now? #1; Tom Spurgeon offers his own wish-list, five titles strong and, finally, Ty Templeton follows DC’s lead and launches his own 52 new versions of his Bun Toons.
Oracle no more?: While some fans are having fun with DC’s announcement, others are pretty concerned about what it means for some of the characters, including the most prominent person in a wheelchair in all of superhero comics (Professor X doesn’t count, because he’s always standing up, and also is also a mutant). Here are two posts expressing concern that Barbara Gordon will quit being the center of the DC heroes’ information and intelligence universe and one of their greatest leaders just so she can go back to her Bronze Age status quo, on DC Women Kicking Ass and Irrelevant Comics.
I want all of these: Check out Seth’s roller derby team logos. Then buy shirts of each. And give them to me. Please.
Anders Nilsen looks like this: Only hotter, I’m told.
“Just how many times can Hollywood insult Scotland?”: The Herald isn’t happy with a change X-Men: First Class made to one of its characters. Comics writer Alan Grant is quoted in the article.
So what’s Bryan Lee O’Malley up to?: Apparently, his fourth outline of a new project. He offers evidence via Twitter.