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. This week’s edition is a little light due to the holidays and not much happening because of them. Let’s begin:
Batgirl Gets New Writer
The news first broke on the 21st on Simone’s Twitter account: “Here’s a thing. Gail Simone is the new Batgirl writer. 🙂 I am driving a snow road, cell is about to cut out, but THANK YOU DC for this privilege and THANK YOU everyone who wanted this to happen! Also? NOT A HOAX. Dudes. I KNOW. #headExplodes”. This makes me happy beyond words and was surely an early Christmas present from DC. I hope they’ve learned their lesson from this whole debacle…
Walking Dead Renewed But A Casuality Emerges
The Walking Dead was renewed for Season 4 (what took them so long?) but with the good comes the bad: Glen Mazzara will no longer be the showrunner. The press release from AMC reads: “AMC also jointly announces with Glen Mazzara today that for future seasons, the two parties have mutually decided to part ways. Glen guided the series creatively for seasons 2 and 3. AMC is grateful for his hard work. We are both proud of our shared success. Both parties acknowledge that there is a difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward, and conclude that it is best to part ways. This decision is amicable and Glen will remain on for post-production on season 3B as showrunner and executive producer.” The show looks for its’ third showrunner to start its’ fourth season a statistic that is both shocking and saddening at the same time. I felt that Mazzara did an excellent job and succeeded in ratcheting up the action on the show. Who will be future ex-showrunner #3? Your guess is as good as mine.
Rumors are swirling that in 2014 Jim Lee will return to a newly relaunched WildCATS book after his Man of Steel run with Snyder concludes. I for one am completely clueless about all things WildCATS and can only name one of the characters featured in the image above (Grifter). Can’t believe we’re already talking about where Lee is headed after Man of Steel considering the first issue hasn’t even been solicited yet.
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, awesome 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.
The Indigo Tribe – http://indigotribe.wordpress.com/
A blog about all things Green Lantern including reviews and musings.
Arousing Grammar – http://arousinggrammar.com/
Great reviews that are a nice hybrid of commentary and full-page comic art.
The Comic Stretch – http://comicstretch.wordpress.com/
One man’s look back at the X-Men through the ages starting with the very first issue. Reading comics while staying healthy at the same time.
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!