Anyway, I guess Marvel cranked up the hype machine for the summer X-Men event. DC revealed that two failed 80s properties (Booster Gold and Infinity, Inc.) are back. I haven't heard much reaction to these announcements--Geoff Johns is co-writing Booster Gold, so I expect to hear a few dismemberment-oriented jokes soon (though I would personally steer more towards commenting on Johns' apparent fetish for time travel stories--perhaps this will get it out of his system, maybe just enough to prevent further Kingdom Come-ization?). One positive side effect of Johns on BG--it makes my prediction of a Johns/Daniel LSH a bit less likely. (Related: Mark Waid leaving LSH is news? I thought Barry Kitson said so in one of the other recent conventions. Informal poll: who's more likely to be a Marvel exclusive by the end of the year--Waid or Greg Rucka?)
Also: Peter Milligan is writing Infinity, Inc., making the relative silence on this issue a bit perplexing. I thought you people liked him? Or did his run on X-Men turn you off?
-Another piece of news to which you bloggers have not given enough attention: JH Williams is drawing an upcoming issue of Batman. The Seven Soldiers bookend team is reunited~!
-Courtesy Heidi McDonald: Jerry Beck hated the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie:
"I’m clearly not the intended audience for this. But who is? High School drop-outs on pot? I suspect there may be 7 year old out there who may think this is the funniest film they’ve ever seen. If so, I’d be worried about that 7-year-old."
Hipster nerds=adolescent users of recreational drugs. I think I already knew that. Really though, I sometimes wonder who the hardcore Adult Swim fan is these days. Most of the Williams Street stuff was pretty marginal to begin with, and the quality really took a nosedive about three or four years ago (it didn't help that repeated viewing made most of the series less tolerable). Few of the replacement shows have done much for me (I do watch Saul of the Mole Men because it's an interesting Croft pastiche, but it's not really funny; Venture Brothers is good, but that's kind of a given). I can't imagine trying to sit through a full-length ATHF movie, even if the concept was still fresh. The prospect terrifies me more than being forced to attend a comics convention.
-There's not much noise out there in the blogoverse right now. Civil War: The Confession seems to have died with basically a whimper. I guess after the Civil War #7 tantrum, and the Civil War: Frontline #11 aftershock tantrum, bloggers needed a little nap to get recharged for the next outrage. Are there any strong candidates this week?
52-Always a possibility, especially if the violence hasn't quite reached a crescendo.
Justice Society-It's written by Geoff Johns, so there's always the possibility of seemingly inappropriate blood letting (usually via full body cleavage). Bonus points for being an active meme.
Amazing Spider-Man-Very good possibility, especially if Aunt May says something stupid as she slips from this mortal coil, like "Peter, this is all Iron Man's fault. Avenge my death, Peter. Consider doing it while wearing...blaaaccckkkk." [SFX: flatlining heart monitor]
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