Sorry for this not coming on Sunday, but there was no coffee in the house and I don’t function without coffee in the house. So, spinning out of Comic Con we got quite a number of the the answers we were looking for. So here we go:
- Geoff Johns will be introducing the Justice Society of America to TV show Smallville. That’s pretty great news, though I’m not really sure how they are going to fit into this context, though with a wide range of characters to draw from, I’m sure the episode will be chock full of fun characters. Also, we’ll see Clark in costume for the first time: he’ll be rocking the black and silver costume he wore after dying in the comics. Laura already made the mullet joke, so I’m just going to stop right there.
- In other Johns news, he and former assistant Sterling Gates will both be taking on new “Flash” books. Johns will write “All-Flash” which will include the entire family of speedsters, and Gates will write a solo “Kid Flash” book which makes me happy that Bart is getting his own title again.
- Clips, clips, clips. A bunch of clips landed at Comic Con, including Green Lantern First Flight, and clips from the anime versions of Wolverine and Iron Man, both written by Warren Ellis.
- “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller wants to write superhero comics. I say let him, since his show has been canceled with the comic spinning into Wildstorm.
- “Lost” actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje may be playing the Black Panther. I wouldn’t even know how to pronounce that name. I think this is a stellar idea, he’s both jacked and intimidating. Also: he was awesome on “The Wire”.
- Archaia Studios is teaming up with Spock. To produce new comics under Quinto’s production company. Seems like this kind of thing is happening more and more in the comics market place as comics and film become more attached. I realize that’s stating the obvious, and I do not think its a bad thing. I think it can only bring new readers into comics and that, for me, is always a good thing.
- Joss Whedon says there is going to be more “Dr. Horrible” comics coming. Plus the posters for his “Cabin In The Woods” horror flick look great.
Coming up we’ll have a list of all the things that came out of Comic Con that’d we like, David Tennant’s final thoughts on leaving “Doctor Who” and some other announcements.