At the beginning of the week, I think Marvel Comics expected to own the comic book news agenda. The return of Steve Rogers as Captain America for his 75th anniversary as part of the Avengers Standoff event, which spins off into a new Thunderbolts comic.
And then on Friday, Bleeding Cool ran the news that DC Comics was to do another relaunch. And while no one at DC Comics was willing to comment to Bleeding Cool the day before the pieces ran, after we began publishing them, Dan DiDio and Jim Lee tweeted apparent confirmation.
Add to that, the confirmation of our story last year that Steven Moffat would step down from Doctor Who to be replaced by Chris Chibnall but that we would have no new Who until Christmas 2016, it was kinda one of *those* weeks.
Top Twenty Traffic Of The Week
- 1. DC Comics To Relaunch Everything With #1s Again This Summer With A Film/TV Bent
- 2. Scott Snyder To Leave Batman For Detective Comics
- 3. Ooh, Look At What DC Comics' Dan DiDio Has Just Tweeted
- 4. A New Titans, Without The Teen, To Launch From DC Comics
- 5. The People's Mixed Reactions To DC 'Rebirth'
- 6. And Finally… Frank Cho Brings Back The Outrage For 2016 With Thor
- 7. DC Comics Continuity Continues To Crash
- 8. Has Marvel Stealth-Cancelled Any All-New All-Different Titles?
- 9. Dean Haspiel Has A Plan To Save The Fantastic Four
- 10. Danny Trejo Envisions Himself As Lobo
- 11. Rob Liefeld Weighs In On PG, R And X-Rated Cuts Of Deadpool
- 12. There Are Not Only Two Americas – Now There Are Two Captain Americas
- 13. Thanks And Updates From Scott Snyder
- 14. A Retailer Screams At USA Today Reveal Of Suicide Squad Statues
- 15. A First Look At Peter Parker In Captain America: Civil War?
- 16. Steve Rogers Will Be Captain America In The Comics Again, By Nick Spencer
- 17. A Better Look At Marvel's New Thunderbolts
- 18. Are These Your New Thunderbolts, From Marvel Comics?
- 19. Frankensteining Marvel Comics Solicits For April 2016
- 20. Frankensteining DC Comics Solicits For April 2016
And Ten You May Prefer
- 1. Xena Warrior Princess Returns To Comics With Genevieve Valentine
- 2. Marvel Launches "Classic" Cover Variants With June Brigman, Patrick Broderick,
- 3. The Subtext Of Batman #48 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
- 4. What Did Hope Nicholson Do When A Comic Con Cancelled On Her?
- 5. Roland Boschi To Join Warren Ellis On Karnak For Marvel Comics
- 6. Heavy Metal Vs. The Comic Book Press
- 7. Steve Dillon Draws Preacher One More Time For London Super Comic Con
- 8. All 7 Covers Of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 Sell For $425
- 9. Alex Segura – When The Publicist Becomes The Publicized
- 10. Captain Marvel #1 And Mixed-Gender Shower Scenes In Sci-Fi
Oh and from last November…. The Big Gossip About Doctor Who – Will We See The Next Doctor This Christmas? Will Chris Chibnall Be Showrunner?