You knew this was coming, but with 2012 now just a few days away, you can hear the rumbles of that Avengers Machine (no, not the Vision) gearing up. We've got this Avengers vs X-Men series, Bendis leaving Avengers and New Avengers — with all kinds of stuff blowing up between now and then, sounds like — and Avengers: X-Sanction by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness beginning next week. Oh, and some movie coming out in May as well.
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What is it with Marvel and red-headed mutants? Jean Grey almost destroyed the universe and ate the asparagus people, the Scarlet Witch went all nutty and started killing Avengers, and Hope… well, we'll get to Hope.
Whoever is involved, whenever it is scheduled, DC Comics do seem to be continuing with the production of a series of Watchmen prequel comics by a variety of talented writers and artists. But should they? Here are a few thoughts worth considering.
I was called a peddler of falsehoods by some for stating a couple of months ago that Gail Simone had walked off The Fury Of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men, over editorial conflicts on the book. Truth is it was a rumour I felt incredibly safe in reporting as everyone in the industry seemed to know it, even if Bleeding Cool was the one to put it on the page.
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Steven Moffat has written and Matt Smith has performed a prequel minisode to The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, this year's Doctor Who Christmas special.
But now, according to Deadline, she's leaving the project. There is suggestion that the departure is in someway amicable:
This image was created by comics creator and historian, Arlen Schumer, who guested on the show a month ago featuring the staff of the upcoming AMC reality series, Secret Stash, filmed out of Kevin Smith's comic book store in New Jersey. Look for it next year…
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