In August, the mercury rose and the headlines were hotter than the WW/Superman hookup. See the biggest stories below!
J-J-Justice and Affleck?: Ben Affleck probably won’t direct a Justice League movie. Word on the street is that it might be Andy and Lana Wachowski, who did a movie you might have heard of called The Matrix.
R-O-C-K in the JLA: Geoff Johns is due to pen a new JLA title featuring Stargirl, Catwoman, Green Arrow, Vibe, Martian Manhunter, Katana, and Hawkman. Lookin’ forward to it.
Girls, Girls, Girls: are all over the Arrow TV adaptation, with the casting of Huntress as a potential love interest and the possibility that Speedy will be Ollie’s sister. I don’t know why Huntress is going to be a love interest, but girl-Speedy will be Mia Dearden-y and I approve.
Love Will Tear Us Apart?: The romantic pairing of Wonder Woman with Superman in JL #12 sent many fans spinning, either into a rage or joy. Please express all your feels below, as I’m still ambivalent.
Superfreak-out?: Superman, Supergirl and Superboy will team up in #14 of each respective series that will culminate in a battle against evil alien H’el, set on destroying Earth.
Peacin’ Out: Rob Liefield and Judd Winick have both left the building.
O Captain My Captain: Ed Brubaker left the awesome Winter Soldier, taking the reigns is Jason Latour. I’m curious to see how it goes, myself!
Morbius Strip: Morbius is set to get a new ongoing series! Expect this Joe Keatinge and Rich Elson jam in 2013!
The New NOW!: A selection of the Marvel NOW! creative teams: Kieron Gillen and Greg Land, Iron Man. Mark Waid and Leinil Yu, Hulk. Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan and Tony Moore, Deadpool. Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic, Thor. Radness is bound to ensue!
All the Glory to Hypno-Whedon: You already know Avengers 2 is happening. I just wanted you to feel excited all over again. Speaking of which…
Dieselpunk: Vin Diesel may or may not be playing Vision. Cool story, bro, but is it legit? We still don’t know! (But probably, is my guess).
Rad, bub!: The new Wolverine movie is not a sequel so much as it is a stand-alone film, which is good, considering how everyone but me felt about Wolverine: Origins.
The Good, The Sad, and The WTF
The Good: Karl Kesel is selling his amazing comic collection to offset medical costs for his adopted child. If you can help, or want to drool over the collection, click here to check it out.
The Sad: Comics legend Joe Kubert passed away at age 85. A comic art pioneer, his career spanned from the pages of Hawkman to Sgt. Rock to the recent collaboration on Before Watchmen: Night Owl. Founder of the Kubert School, the artist influenced the entire comics medium. This news is the opposite of Batman.
The WTF: A guy in Utah attacked his roomie (in earnest!) with prop Wolverine claws. The roomie is okay, but, seriously, world? Let’s have a little less comics-related violence, and a lot more comics-related everything else.