Marvel Comics has released a variant cover of The Mighty Avengers which features EMINEM and Iron Man sitting in front of Em's house growing up.
This is the second time Eminem has been featured on a Marvel variant cover. The first was in 2009 with The Punisher.
Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg spoke about why a variant cover was made:
"When the opportunity came up for us to do a variant cover with Eminem and Marvel, we immediately thought about how cool it would be for Eminem to be sitting with one of his favorite super heroes on the steps of the now abandoned house that he grew up in,"
Salvador Larroca designed the variant as well as the Punisher one in 2009.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Pretty cool variant. Surprised not more of an outcry that a cover with Eminem was made both times...
DC Comics released a teaser a week ago showing Superman & Wonder Woman hooking up on the cover of Justice League issue #12 and comic retailers are NOT happy!
Usually the teasers are released on Tuesday, the day before releases. I figured, like many, a week in advance would build up hype for the issue. I went to 2 comic book stores in Los Angeles on Monday and talked to the owners.
I asked how many people were calling ahead to reserve their copies and he said not too many. Another store said the hype was too early and people have forgotten about the hook-up already. They are worried that sales this week will not be as high as DC is projecting.
I asked if they heard about DC releasing another leak and they said there was not going to be another push for it. Even the variant cover, an alternate cover that is made in a more limited run, does not feature Superman & Wonder Woman kissing, but features Batman and Aquaman. Wouldn't it had more sense to have a variant of Clark Kent and Diana Prince kissing in the same manner?
DC relaunched all its titles which they called "The New 52" last year to much fan-fair, eliminating the marriage of Clark Kent and Lois Lane along with many other story-lines across the DC Universe. It was an attempt to make DC relevant again and at the same time, copy Marvel Comics success with what they did to the "Spider-Man" title a few years ago where his marriage to Mary Jane Watson never happened.
If the retailers concern for the early leak of the Superman/Wonder Woman will transpire to lower sales, DC Comics just lost a huge chance to remain relevant.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Expecting John Byrne-like rants in 5...4....3....
Chris Evans was captured on set of the upcoming "Avengers" movie that is filming in Cleveland, Ohio right now.
The Captain America hottie did not shy away from cameras while between scenes on set of the movie. Then again, it wasn't the Red Skull taking aim at him.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Looking Forward To Avengers Movie Next Year For Sure!
The Official Spider-Man trailer (not the grainy one) is finally out. You do not have to wait for Comic Con to see it as you can see it right now above!
It stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and The Amazing Spider-Man along with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. Martin Sheen and Sally Field star as Uncle Ben Parker and Aunt May Parker and it is directed by Marc Webb.
Check out the "Spectacular" trailer above.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Spider Island Baby
In case you haven't heard, DC Comics is relaunching all 52 of their comic books with Issue # 1's this September. That means the first ever issue of Action Comics featuring Superman since 1938. More than just a number's change, there are changes to the DC characters, namely Superman. A costume change and making him single again and not with Lois Lane.
Also, Superman's adoptive parents, Jonathan & Martha Kent are dead. It will focus more on his "Kryptonian" heritage more. Gone are his red trunks as well. It kind of looks like it is just sweats or what not without the red trunks.
As for him no longer being with Lois Lane, that is expected in a reboot. Making Superman single gives his alter ego Clark Kent more storylines, such as what Marvel Comics did with Spider-Man and his alter ego Peter Parker and his marriage to Mary Jane Watson as never happening.
DC Comics is making drastic changes to its entire line, aside from Batman. Dick Grayson took over the cowl from Bruce Wayne a couple of years ago when Bruce "died" but has not returned to the mask full-time.
The New York Post was given the cover of Action Comics #1 this morning written by Grant Morrison. It features a young Superman wearing the cape and blue jeans.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Look In The Sky, It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A Guy....Not Wearing Any Underwear!
Chris Evans, the new Captain America, opened the New York Stock Exchange this week along with a full movie poster behind him and the Marvel comics and film logo around him. With the economy the way it is, you would think it would be the Red Skull ringing the opening bells.
Evans opened the market and trading and one can only hope the movie is marketable for Marvel more than Green Lantern was for DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures.
Captain America: The First Avenger opens later this month.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: What? No Tony Stark At The End Of Trading Making A Cameo?
This is pretty huge news. Although it seems both Marvel Comics and DC Comics have been able to not really be affected like most print media, they are making waves.
DC Comics will be lowering all of it's cover titles to $2.99. Most ranged from $2.99 to $3.99 but now all will be going back to the price of $2.99
Marvel Comics announced they will have new titles coming out in January at the price of $2.99 instead of $3.99 where they have been lately.
I am not sure if they lost customers over this but someone like myself does not go every week like he used to because of it.
What do you think of the price change?
BTW, a big shout out to Collector's Paradise for letting me know about this!-Dr.FB