May. 9th, 2017

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"The mandate for this job, from the start, was 'make new stuff.' Do you realize how rare that is in an established super-hero universe? I was directed to create new heroes, new villains, new locations and mythology, and due to the nature of the brilliant setup Jonathan Hickman had given me in his INFINITY series, the possibilities were endless." - Charles Soule

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"I felt like the New 52 version, rightly or wrongly, was perceived by some people as being too Dr. Manhattan-ish, for lack of a better word. Of course, the irony is that Alan Moore's Dr. Manhattan was his riff on the Charlton Captain Atom. So the characters are inextricably linked. But that said, I think Greg [Weisman] and I both prefer our version from the '80s to some of the things that followed." - Cary Bates

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In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

At the MTV Awards, Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen accepted the award for Best On Screen Duo for Logan, but Mr Jackman was put in his place by Ms Keen for wanting to give the acceptance speech. :)

In Politics, well, France has been the shining light, with Emmanuel Macron's Centrist party delivering a resounding defeat for Far Right nominee Marine Le Pen, whose tears at the loss give hope to us all. (It also led to one of the most amusing news stories of the week, as a British Twitter user gloated about how Le Pen was going to win, and how he'd put money on her victory, then tried to claim that their account had been used by their 13 year old child and so the bet was invalid. It's fair to say that not many people believed them :) )

In the US, the replacement for the AHCA has been passed by the  Senate House of Representatives, removing concepts like "Affordable" and indeed "Healthcare", especially as regards pre-existing conditions. The House Senate looks set to not be quite the pushover but it's looking pretty grim. The ACLU has put together a summary in case you find yourself in need of some depressing reading.

In the UK, last weeks Local Government elections were a mixed blessing as it cemented and expanded Conservative seats across the country (not good if you're not pro-Brexit) but it did destroy UKIP more or less completely (Though as many noted, since the Conservative Party now seem to embody many of UKIP's policies, it's not needed so much... which is not as reassuring.

Two pages by William Caxton, who introduced the printing press to Brtain in the 15th Century have been discovered in a Unversity Library

The BBC has announced that it's making a new series based on HG Wells classic "The War of the Worlds", but are taking the unusual step of NOT updating/relocating it (as all the most famous versions of it have done) and it will be set in Victorian England.

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Tjhe announcement came through ScreenRant and within less than 12 hours, clarification has had to be made by the creator.

Which given recent Marvel related events is perhaps understandable, when the title of the series is


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"I’m hoping especially to find a female audience. The character’s often been regarded as a nostalgia item, cheesecake, and we’re building on previous efforts to keep moving away from that to something more interesting." -- Paul Cornell

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