Welcome to the first edition of #Trending! In #Trending I’ll highlight and offer my opinions on any comic-related news that occurred during the week. This will included news about comic books, comic-related movies, tv shows, video games, etc. I’ll also give a shout-out to some favourite comic blog entries and have a social media section involving Twitter. Let’s begin:
Agent Coulson Action Figure
Hot Toys unveiled the Agent Coulson figure this week. Just take a look at that pic. That is one of the most realistic figures I’ve seen. Wow, just wow. Nice job Hot Toys.
Tahmoh Penikett (Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica) has confirmed he’ll be in The Man of Steel in an unspecified role. Rumours are abound with the leading candidate being Metallo. Regardless he is a great actor that I was pulling to actually star in Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. Maybe we’ll see him in the new Man of Steel trailer that is going to be attached to The Hobbit?
Four actors have tested this week for the role of Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel. Those four are Sam Claflin, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, and Boyd Holbrook. Only one I’ve actually seen in anything that I can recall is Sam Claflin who was in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White & the Huntsman. I’m just happy that this confirms we’ll be getting Norman Osborn for the sequel. There’s no way they’ll have Harry and not Norman, right? Right?
Age of Ultron This series was finally announced after being teased all the way back in Avengers #1 with the foundation being laid well before that in Mighty Avengers. It will start in March and run for 10 issues ending in June. Bendis says that ending is impossible to guess. It’s about time.
Image Parodies Competition
Image Comics parodied Marvel comic’s strategy of their teasers for their Marvel NOW campaign with the following:
Just great and I love that “YUP we went there” line. Not wanting to make DC feel left out they parody DC’s zero month covers:
The series in question is The Uncanny Skullkickers. Congratulations Image, you’ve certainly caught my attention.
Images surfaced on the net of concept images for Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. Interesting that they tried out the “Luchador Mask” in the beginning before deciding on what they did. I initially didn’t like the look of Bane when his first photo came out for the movie but the look grew on me. How about everyone else? Full on mask or what we got? What do you prefer?
The Amazing Spider-ManAnd last but not least, the thing everyone is talking about: Amazing Spider-Man #698. Now I’ve restrained myself from reading the spoilers so I can’t weigh in but from the sounds of things people aren’t happy or feel this is a short-term thing that Marvel will fix by the time the new movie comes out (or both). Either way, you’ll get my thoughts on the matter after I read the issue.
In this section I’ll highlight the various WordPress based blogs that I’ve enjoyed this week:
House of Flying Scalpels – http://houseofflyingscalpels.com/
Cover of the Week, Iconic Panel Art, great reviews, and a fellow writer at The Artifice.
Sci-Fi Jubilee – http://scifijubilee.wordpress.com/
Really nice in-depth reviews from a perfect gentleman residing in the UK.
Sidekick Reviews – http://sidekickreviews.wordpress.com/
Blog I go to for excellent The Walking Dead and Arrow episode reviews.
Gotham’s Greatest – http://shayehillcomicbookreviews.wordpress.com/
A fellow blogger that is just starting out. His journey has just begun.
Recommended People To Follow On Twitter
And that concludes #Trending. Thoughts on any subjects discussed? Other Blogs you enjoy? Anything else worth mentioning? Comment below!