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It’s new comic book day tomorrow, what’s everyone getting?

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ComicsAlliance – McFarlane Reveals ‘The Walking Dead’ TV Show Series 4 Action FiguresNow I can have my Carl toy get all my other toys killed.

Bleeding Cool – Apple Censors 1500 French Comics From App StoreHrm.


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CBR – Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comic #3

CBR – Locke & Key: Omega #4

Flickering Myth – Northlanders Vol. 7: The Icelandic Trilogy

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The weekend is almost here!  What are folks up to?  While you’re still deciding, here’s the news you might have missed.

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The Mary Sue – Did NYCC Prove The Need For Diversity In Comics?As opposed to all of the diversity at other conventions that didn’t? Why hasn’t this call been made after any of them?

Kotaku – The Voice Actors of Batman: Arkham City, UnmaskedThis is pretty cool.

Kotaku – Missing Catwoman Codes Impacted Half a Percent of Batman: Arkham City Gamers, Here’s the FixI’m hoping there’s more than just giving what people paid for.

Kotaku – Your PC Can Probably Run Arkham City – I’m sticking with my console(s)

Con Coverage:

The Beat – SDCC 12: Parade nixed, but Balboa Park may be in the works

CBR – NYCC: Archie Comics Packs the House

The Beat – NYCC 11: Far in the madding crowd

ICv2 – NYCC Saturday Photos, Part 1

ICv2 – NYCC Saturday Photos, Part 2

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – Justice League #2

Saffron Walden Reporter – Northlanders: Metal

CBR – Uncanny X-Men #544

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 10/19/11

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It’s the weekend, and I saw Green Lantern last night.  Expect a review later on today.  For those who’ve seen it, thoughts?

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Public Broadcasting – Commentary: Green Lantern And AmericaUm… interesting.

ICv2 – Over 1 Million Customers Visited a Comic StoreNow, how to keep that up?

ICv2 – Analysts see ‘Green Lantern’ at $50-$60 MillionThis is my guess as well.

Robot 6 – Dan DiDio signals the end of the Clark Kent/Lois Lane marriageDivorce rates are going down people!

ICv2 – Green Lantern’ Solid at Midnight ShowsStrangely my regular midnight screening movie theater wasn’t showing it.

Bleeding Cool – Frank Miller’s Holy Terror From Legendary Comics In SeptemberCan’t wait for this.  Now if I could actually contact Legendary Comics or Legendary Pictures.  Fail folks.

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IGN – The Avengers #14

IGN – Batgirl #22

IGN – Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #5

IGN – Daken: Dark Wolverine #10

IGN – Deadlands: The Devil’s Six Gun #1

IGN – DeadpoolMAX #9

IGN – Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #1

IGN – Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors #2

IGN – Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths #1

IGN – Hulk #35

IGN – Invincible #80

IGN – Legion of Super-Heroes #14

MTV Geek – Level Up

IGN – Malignant Man #3

IGN – Northlanders #41

IGN – Uncanny X-Men #538

IGN – Witchblade #145

IGN – X-Factor #221

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It’s a nice mix of news this week with some convention news, post Flashpoint and more.  While you were catching up on the weekend’s built up email, here’s the news you might have missed.

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AlterNet – Is ‘X-Men: First Class’ the Love Story of Professor X and Magneto? – The answer is yes.





Post Flashpoint:

Bleeding Cool – DC Relaunch: Supergirl #1 Writers From Superman/Batman

Bleeding Cool – DC Cancellations: Northlanders

Con Coverage:

MTV Geek – HeroesCon 2011: Ethan Van Sciver Talks About Writing DC’s Brand New Firestorm

MTV Geek – HeroesCon 2011: Artist Skottie Young Talks About Drawing Chickens and Digital Downloads

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Comicsgirl – Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity

MTV Geek – Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Superheroes

Brian Wood Confirms the End of Northlanders

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Brian Wood has gone to Twitter and his Tumblr blog to confirm the end to his Vertigo series Northlanders. He says trade sales just weren’t making up for the monthly sales and the series will end with issue 50. His blog post is very nice and he pleads with comic book shops to not cut their orders due to the news.

It has a very loyal fanbase but the trade sales just aren’t cutting the mustard. But it is staying around for awhile yet, and will finally conclude with issue #50. That means next week’s one-shot “Thor’s Daughter” (w/ Marian Churchland) and the nine-part “Icelandic Trilogy” (w/ Paul Azaceta) will still happen as planned. Please, retailers, do not cut your orders, and please, readers, don’t cancel your subs. No story is getting cut short, nothing will be left hanging. As always with NORTHLANDERS, you can jump in at the start of any story, including the ones listed above.

This comes not long after the news that the amazing writer is no longer DC exclusive and that he will not be included as part of the talent involved in the DC reboot.  He says his no longer being non-exclusive was not a factor into the series cancellation.

While he says he can write about vikings, it can’t be called Northlanders.

It’s a shame, because as he correctly points out, it’s a hell of a series.

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New comics came out on Wednesday and the reviews are trickling in from around the net.  Find out what you should be getting when you head to the shop and all the other news you might have missed.  Priest also comes out today, who’s going?

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The Beat – Wonder Woman update: Pilot probably won’t fly after allNot sure how I feel about this.

Kotaku – Week In Comics As I’d guess the video game website focuses on Mega Man #1.

Bleeding Cool – Rob Granito Story Gets The Most Bizarre Twist PossibleI won’t be running the interview and hope other sites won’t be promoting this guy either.

The Comics Chronicles – April 2011 comics sales slip slightly, but noncomic categories surgeA great wrap up of comic sales in April.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – Tom Neely & Dylan Williams Speak Out On Their Customs Seizure ExperienceI’m now less likely to cross the border to go to cons up north, way to go customs!

Around the Tubes Reviews:

IGN – The Amazing Spider-Man #660

IGN – Astonishing X-Men #37

IGN – Batgirl #21

IGN – Batman: Arkham City #1

IGN – Batman, Incorporated #6

Good Comic Books – Batman Inc #6

IGN – Chew #27

Comic Book Resources – Chew #27

IGN – Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #4

IGN – Daredevil: Reborn #4

IGN – Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #1

IGN – FF #3

Saffron Waldon Reporter – Fighting American

IGN – The Flash #12

Comic Book Resources – Flashpoint #1

IGN – G.I. Joe Vol. 2 #1

IGN – The Incredible Hulks #628

IGN – inFamous #5

IGN – Journey Into Mystery #623

IGN – Mega Man #1

IGN – Netherworld #1

IGN – The New Avengers #12

IGN – New Mutants #25

IGN – Northlanders #40

IGN – PunisherMAX #13

ICv2 – Rainy Day Recess: The Complete Steven’s Comics’ TP

IGN – Superman #711

IGN – The Unwritten #25

IGN – X-Men #11

IGN – X-Men Legacy #248

Comicvine – Comic Book Reviews For The Week of 5/11/11

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 5/11/11

Comic Book Resources – The Buy Pile