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So this comic is coming up. Did you ever want Calvin & Hobbes cross with Sin City? Well, Action Lab has something for you!

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Marvel Entertainment is teaming up with Square Enix for a multi-year, multi-game partnership, starting with The Avengers project!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq_V6WHSmQs

Source: http://marvelentertainment.tumblr.com/

I'm cautiously optimistic. Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider was awesome, so they clearly know how to make good games.
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 More info here.

Hoo boy, this is a shitty decision. Marvel's "digital copy" deal was the best of both worlds. Might end up dropping a lot of my Marvel output because of this.
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So this is kind of comic book news since it involves the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, though it's strangely not as well given what they are defending is not comic book related. However, they did through in their support for this memo, so let's give it a look and discuss!

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Source: cnn.com.

So I know that people around here have been... distracted by the election and everything surrounding it, but there's a recent event that I thought people around here would be interested in discussing.

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Marvel's announcement.

Bleeding Cool article on the BTS politics.

Marvel announced that they will be making an Inhuman series for ABC focusing on Black Bolt and the royal family, with the two-hour pilot premiering in IMAX theaters for two weeks this summer.

This is most likely the final nail in the coffin for the Inhumans movie that was originally announced as being a part of Marvel's Phase 3 movies, before being pushed back.
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The Associated Press reports:

"The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real — and less sexualized — woman."

Full story here.
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...especially on scans_daily.

I'm actually a little surprised I'm the first to post this, but such is life.

In an interview with Comicosity, Greg Rucka confirmed that the Diana he and Nioola Scott are creating since Rebirth, is not 100% heterosexual!

And in other news bears do.... actually, no, this is important dammit, and deserves more respect that that.

I would strongly advise you to read the whole interview (actually, the whole article is interesting and does indicate some of the steps that DC has taken in terms of representation of late), but I think this is the bit to focus on for us;

Matt Santori-Griffith: I’m going to start off simple and to the point. The Wonder Woman that you and Nicola have introduced to us in “Year One” — is she queer?

Greg Rucka: How are we defining “queer?”

You’re applying a term specifically and talking to an ostensibly cis male (and white to boot), so “queer” to me may not be the same as it is to an out gay man. So, tell me what queer is.

MSG: Fair enough. For the purposes of this conversation, I would define “queer” as involving, although not necessarily exclusively, romantic and/or sexual interest toward persons of the same gender. It’s not the full definition, but it’s the part I’m narrowing in on here.

GR: Then, yes.

I think it’s more complicated though. This is inherently the problem with Diana: we’ve had a long history of people — for a variety of reasons, including sometimes pure titillation, which I think is the worst reason — say, “Ooo. Look. It’s the Amazons. They’re gay!”

And when you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, “How can they not all be in same sex relationships?” Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise.

It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women.

But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, “You’re gay.” They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist.

Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.

And it needs to be yes for a number of reasons. But perhaps foremost among them is, if no, then she leaves paradise only because of a potential romantic relationship with Steve [Trevor]. And that diminishes her character. It would hurt the character and take away her heroism.

Have to say, I do like that he asked how they were defining queer in context, just to make certain!

The whole "being gay does not exist in the sense we mean it" bit in another context would irritate me, but I can see in the context of the Amazons of Themiscriya, where millennia of an entirely female, immortal population would alter one's perceptions of relationship, it's a valid comment.

Your thoughts and opinions?

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Dynamite Entertainment has just announced that it will be publishing a crossover of two series with iconic female leads from 1970's TV; Wonder Woman (as in the Lynda Carter version) and the Bionic Woman (with Lyndsay Wagner)

Two series I have fond memories off, it'll be fun to see what they can do with this.

Also interesting that Dynamite has opened offices in DC and basically tapped some of the talent and staff that DC let go when they moved to California!

The article also mentions that they will be publishing new comics featuring The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew (though not, I would imagine the Shaun Cassidy/Parker Stevenson/Pamela Sue Martin versions);

Their new series, which will make its premiere next year, will take two tracks, Mr. Rybandt said — “one, which aims for the mass-market teen and tween reader, and also something for the comic book market that aims a little older.

The "mining the past" has been paying dividends, so this seems like a fairly sensible plan, as recently, DC has published three 60's TV franchises crossoing over all featuring the Batman '66 TV cast.

The Batman '66/Green Hornet crossover was fun, and had some nifty deathtraps, even if it did highlight what a fundamentally dull character the TV Green Hornet was (It never screened in the UK when I was growing up, so I have no nostalgic attatchment to the series, but have to say Kato I wanted to see more of, GH not so much)

Batman '66/The Man from UNCLE was thoroghly enjoyable, and I really must post some from it, as it includes an excellent analysis of what motivates Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin.

Batman '66/The Avenegers (Well, "Steed and Mrs Peel") has just started and I'm not sure about yet. Steed and Emma would meet characters like Batman and Robin in their own show, but would treat them as humourous eccentrics, whereas Batman '66 plays it's characters dead straight (when it's doing it right) so we'll see. Also the Avengers have characters die on a regular basis (especially given the bad guys they're using for the series) whereas Batman 66 had a combined death toll of about three people and all in the first few episodes (Molly in the first story, and two gunmen in the Zelda the Great episodes).

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