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....
As if having Emma Stone as Peter Parker's love interest in the new Spider-Man film wasn't enough to entice us, the latest Spider_man movie poster has sealed the deal.
Columbia Pictures has released the movie poster for the Spider-Man reboot out in July. The film retells the legend of Spider-Man and lets you know, it is not going to be anything like Sam Rami's take on the web slinger.
A Batman and Spider-Man movie in the same summer? We are in heaven.
What do you think of the latest poster?-DocFB
Diagnosis: A No-Prize for those that know what happens to Gwen Stacy.....
"I take these pills to make me thin/I dye my hair and cut my skin" are the opening lines to the new video "Invisible" by Skylar Grey.
They are lyrics that teenage girls are relating to more than you want to believe. Grey is not emo by any stretch of the means but the new pop mantra. You might think Demi Lovatto and Skyler are not in the same genre but they are, and speaking to the same audience.
Skylar had this to say about the "Invisible" video, the title track from her alubm due in 2012.;
“I wanted it to be Peter Parker by day meets Spiderman by night. An everyday kid who isn't really that cool but there's something else going on that people don't know about. That's kind of the journey that I went on. I discovered that my insecurities and my flaws were things that I actually need to embrace, and I let them become my superpowers.”
"Invisible" is powerful, not as powerful as Lovatto's "Skyscraper" but in the sense that inside of even the most confident girl or woman, they will feel a mess and invisible.
Check out the new clip by Skylar Grey and let us know what you think of the video and message.-DocFB
Diagnosis: No Need To Take Those Pills, Dye Your Hair Or Cut Your Skin...
For you Comic-Con Enthusiasts, comic book lovers, Broadway music lovers, have we got a treat for you. We have a few copies of the Spider-Man "Turn Off The Dark" Broadway soundtrack to give away. As you know, Bono and The Edge from U2 are on the sound track.
Reeve Carney, who plays Peter Parker and Spider-Man in the Broadway production is featured as well as cast member Jennifer Damiano as Mary Jane Watson. It also features the 20 member strong orchestra on the sound track.
So, how can you win a copy? READ REST OF ENTRY
Emma Stone is on fire. Not only is she in "Friends With Benefits" coming out this weekend but she stars in "Crazy Stupid Love" next weekend and plays Gwen Stacy in the new "Spider-Man" movie in 2012.
On the red carpet for "Crazy Stupid Love" she was asked if she believes in soul mates and she answered "yes, but I believe there is more than one. Is that greedy?"
Not greedy at all Emma. Love your answer. I believe the same thing. I also dig how refreshing you are when it comes to film and interviews. You are a main reason I will be seeing "Crazy Stupid Love" in the first place.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Red Hotness!
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!
Here is some behind the scenes footage of Katy Perry's Rolling Stone shoot. Wowza. OK, I officially envy Russell Brand. He can make a craptastic movie like an "Arthur" remake, but he always gives you that look that he is doing things to Katy Perry you only wish you could.
Sigh. Enjoy the behind the scenes footage while I go read the latest Spider-Man graphic novel and cry.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Just A Teenage Dream
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever...a musical can?
Conan O'Brien took on "Spider-Man" the musical and aside from a cool entrance from "Doc Ock" it was rather cheesy...and funny.
I haven't see anything from the musical although reviews have been bad but ticket sales are doing somewhat well.
This clip might be better than the musical, which is not intended to be funny, but gives me the chuckles.
Not sure why Wonder Woman was there but he....I mean SHE was! Check out the clip above and let me know what you think.-Dr.FB