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BULLET POINTS: Comics News Roundup For December 12, 2011

A comics news article

Bullet Points is Comics Bulletin's weekday roundup of some of the most notable news, criticism, tweets and other craziness of the comics industry.

Think of it as the entire comics internet shrunk down into one convenient article, for people with not enough time to check every single comics website on the Internet.

 

LOOK AT THIS

Image Comics have put out this amazing promo for the Officer Downe Bigger Better Bastard Edition by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham. Shit's crazy.

 

HERE'S THE NEWS

Marjorie Liu and Mike Perkins will take over Astonishing X-Men

As part of the "Next Big Thing" liveblogs they've been going to promote new projects, Marvel Comics have announced that writer Marjorie Liu (X-23) and artist Mike Perkins (The Stand) will take over the Astonishing X-Men ongoing with Issue #48 in March.

If you're interested in who the lineup will be, look at this cover for #48 by Dustin Weaver:

Awesome to hear Liu's getting another ongoing after X-23 just got cancelled. Let's maybe try to support this one this time, huh, readers?

(via Marvel)

Denise Mina Will Adapt the Millennium Trilogy

It was announced some time ago that Vertigo plans to release graphic novel adaptations of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, starting with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Today, word got out that Scottish crime writer Denise Mina will script the graphic novels.

According to the Scotsman, Mina -- who's written nine novels starring "strong female characters" -- will make the main character of the novels, Lisbeth Salander, "tougher and less attractive." Nice.

(via Scotsman)

JMS vs. Steve Wacker

Here's the score, as documented on Bleeding Cool:

  • J. Michael Straczynski posted a graph on Facebook that tracked the sales of Amazing Spider-Man following his departure from the book after the "One More Day" story arc. It was a dick move.
  • Spider-Man editor Steve Wacker responded to said dick move by defending the creative teams that work on the book, that JMS just threw under the bus.
  • Spider-Man writer Dan Slott just wanted to give everyone a hug.
  • Former Spider-Man writer and current Daredevil scribe Mark Waid swooped in and proclaimed JMS' a dick move. Which it was.

Bleeding Cool then ran a more accurate graph, with analysis.

Check the first link for the details. I love Mark Waid even more for those comments.

Previews Galore!

  • Newsarama has five pages X-Men Legacy #260.1 by Christos Gage and David Baldeon and nine pages of Memoir #5 by Ben McCool and Nikki Cook (December 14, 2011)
  • CBR has five unlettered pages from Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw's Wolverine & the X-Men #4 (January 11, 2012) and five preview pages from Batman & Robin #4 from Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason (December 14, 2011)
  • Did you notice? WE have exclusive previews of Li'l Depressed Boy Vol. 0 and '68: Jungle Jim (December 14, 2011)

 

UPCOMING

 

Channel Zero: The Complete Collection

The Release Date: May 30, 2012

The Creators: Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan

The Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

The Skinny: Channel Zero originally debuted in 1997, but now Dark Horse are collecting it in a definitive collection, which will contain the original Channel Zero one-shot, the Jennie One prequel OGN, and extra goodies like rarities, short stories, an introduction by Warren Ellis and a new cover by Brian Wood.

Prejudgment: MUST. HAVE.

 

READ THIS COMIC

Mush!: Sled Dogs with Issues is a graphic novel by Daria creator Glenn Eichler from First Second Books. It is about the interpersonal politics of sled dogs, and Comics Alliance has a 27-page preview. Yowza!

 

LOOK WHO'S TALKING

  • Y: The Last Man creator Brian K. Vaughan talks his upcoming Saga with CBR.
  • Former Marvel EIC Jim Shooter admits that Avengers #200 was shit. That's the one where, to quote The Beat, "Ms. Marvel was kidnapped, drugged, and forcibly impregnated, and after giving birth to a reincarnation of her rapist, went off with him in a happy daze." Yep.
  • Joe Casey and Nathan Fox promise some "fucked up shit" in their run of Image Comics' Haunt.
  • The Ray artist Jamal Igle talks to Tim O'Shea about, y'know, The Ray.
  • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. writer Jeff Lemire promises a huge twist in the series in this Paste interview.

 

TWITTERBUGS

  • @MKupperman My parents are from a generation where, every time someone starts telling a story, you shout out what you think the ending is going to be.
  • @ErikaMoen You know what I love? Comics.
  • @ErikaMoen I love everything about comics. I love reading other peoples comics, I love drawing comics, and I love that comics is my career.
  • @ErikaMoen Motherfuckin' comics, you guys. So good.
  • @MarkWaid @StephenWacker "I didn't MAKE the joint, officer! I just passed it AROUND so people would see how cool I am! How dare you arrest me!"
  • @mattfraction think i just wrote the two craziest pages of Thor comic books I've ever written. And now? Now I'm taking a break to go buy a tpain mic

 

WATCH THIS VIDEO

The trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation got me really excited for what I expect to be a really fun action movie. I really enjoyed the first movie because it's a really dumb, fun toy. This one… can you guess which ludicrous moment in this trailer had me giggling with delight?

I don't know you yet, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but I love you.

 


 

Danny Djeljosevic is a comic book creator, award-winning filmmaker (assuming you have absolutely no follow-up questions), film/music critic for Spectrum Culture and Co-Managing Editor of Comics Bulletin. Follow him on Twitter at @djeljosevic or find him somewhere in San Diego, often wearing a hat. Read his comic, "Sgt. Death and his Metachromatic Men," over at Champion City Comics and check out his other comics at his Tumblr, Sequential Fuckery.

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