There was not an extreme amount of news this past week. The biggest was of course that Free Comic Book Day was yesterday and I hope everyone got to participate. It was wonderful seeing all of the folks that came to the store and on behalf of Cosmic Comix we thank you all for making it a success!
The second biggest news this past weekend was that The Avengers made $80 million on Friday alone, and is projected to finish the weekend at about $175 million dollars. During Free Comic Book Day I heard customers say they had seen it two or three times already! That is most impressive! I bet Warner Bros is already crying over their properties. If anything the success of Avengers should galvanize them to figure their characters out.
The Spider #1 from Dynamite, that I gave a rather great review of, has sold out and there is a second printing being printed. If you like Pulp Heroes, this one is well worth a look.
I want to get on my soapbox for a minute because Bleeding Cool is claiming that after Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen are finished (probably in time for the September Zero issues) that writer Scott Lobdell is taking over Superman. Look, I gave Lobdell hell before I read his DC52 books. Of the three only Red Hood and the Outlaws has gotten better. Teen Titans and Superboy surprised me by being fun, but nine issues in they are a bit of a mess. I still don’t understand why Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis are doing Aquaman while the company is insistent on not getting a high-profile creative team on Superman. I like Giffen alright but so far George Perez, Dan Jurgens, and now Scott Lobdell are way too old school for what this book should be. I hope this proves not to be true.
The TV show Fringe has been renewed for a fifth and final season. The last episode for Season Four will air this coming Friday. Do not miss it. It will be another game changing episode! The producers talk about the renewal and the future of Fringe over at CBR.
Todd McFarlane Productions is now officially out of bankruptcy and I understand McFarlane has paid Neil Gaiman the settlement he owes him. Bleeding Cool covered this recently.
This past Friday was “May the Fourth Be With You” Anniversary of all things Star Wars. The sequel to the fan favorite Saber was released and it features girls with lightsabers and Chewbacca getting a bubble bath. It’s cute. This is for you Star Wars fans.