In this issue, Mark Millar is one step closer to royalty, Man of Steel bends the US box office to his Kryptonian will, there’s another X-Men crossover event, Marvel adds two more films to Phase 3, Sony tangles a four-part web and we guess how many gallons of body oils were used in the new trailer for the 300 prequel. PLUS our Kick-Ass Pick of the Week: Daredevil: End of Days by Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack and just about anybody who has been involved with Daredevil over the last few decades.
On our next Issue: We go to the movies with Man of Steel
Your Hosts: Richard Gray and David McVay
Vintage Clip of the Week
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)
What We’ve Been Reading
Superman Unchained #1
Thanos Rising #3
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– Warner’s Man of Steel broke June box office records with $125.1 million four-day opening. As of recording, it has taken well over $200 million worldwide.
– Australian writer Tom Taylor will take over Earth 2 in October, joining Nicola Scott for an all-Australian team!
– Meanwhile, exiting writer James Robinson will join Mark Waid for Marvel’s original graphic novel in April 2014 called Spider-man: Family Business, with Italian artist Gabriele Dell’otto.
Also coming from DC in October is a new Superman/Wonder Woman book, written and illustrated by Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel respectively.
-DC has also teased a Green Lantern crossover for October called “Lights Out”.
– Marvel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the X-Men in September with what they are calling the “first major X-Men crossover event in over three years”. Guess that tells us what they really think about last year’s Avengers Vs X-Men.
– John C. Reilly has been confirmed as Nova Corps leader Rhomann Dey in the Guardians of the Galaxy film.
– Still on film news, Iron Man 3 composer Brian Tyler has been tapped to replace Carter Burwell on Thor: The Dark World. Can you dig it?
– Sanrio and DC Comics have banded together for a range of Hello Kitty merch featuring Kitty as various DC characters. Can you spell “ka-ching”?
– Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For has been delayed until late 2014. Just enough time for Robert Rodriguez to release another trilogy of kids films
– DC Comics also announced a Justice League 3000 book for the future from Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire
– Mark Millar has been awarded an MBE for his “services to literature and drama”.
– Warner and Legendary Pictures have released the first trailer for 300: Rise of An Empire. Finally, a comic property other than Archie Comics that supports the fight for gay rights.
– Sony has set dates for a third and fourth Amazing Spider-man film in 2016 and 2018. Have we had the second one already?
– Marvel Studios has announced two new mystery films for May 2016 and May 2017. What do we think they are?
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All of the music in this week’s episode comes from the soundtrack to the movie Daredevil