In time for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary, IDW is doing a twelve issue Doctor Who Prisoners of Time from writers David Tipton and Scott Tipton and illustrated by Simon Fraser. Each issue will focus on a different incarnation of the Doctor, and there being 12 issues leads to the possibility that Matt Smith might be replaced by a new actor in time for the 50th Anniversary issue, as there have only been eleven Doctors. Let the speculation commence!
IDW is going to publish Star Trek Countdown to Darkness, a prequel series leading up to Star Trek Into Darkness, the next Star Trek sequel. Mike Johnson and David Messina are working on the series.
Bleeding Cool ran a story recently that I, Vampire was rumored to be canceled with issue #18, but that strong sales of the first trade in the bookstores might give it a second chance. Personally I do not know why they waited over a year to release the first collection; nevertheless, here’s hoping they rush a second volume out to save my favorite DC52 book!
2000 AD editor Matt Smith will be writing Judge Dredd: Year One for IDW Publishing. In addition, writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, will return to create a new Judge Dredd series in 2013.
So recently I stated that Young Avengers featuring Little Loki was the only Marvel Now! book I was greatly anticipating. We can add one more book to that list. Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic’s Thor: God of Thunder. Check out the preview pages here.
Writer Fred Van Lente and artist Steve Kurth will relaunch GI Joe for IDW, which will find the Joes’ identity going public, and a blogger who goes with the team on missions to help their public image. I have been a huge fan of the Cobra series, but always had trouble getting into the GI Joe comic. Hopefully this will be the change of pace needed to rope in fans like me.
Geoff Johns noted that the first year of Justice League was all about “egos and mistakes” and that the second year will genuinely be about the heroes starting to work together well as a team. Also expect the WW/Superman relationship to take another step forward in issue #14.
There is going to be a new Conan sequel in the works. This, however, will not feature Jason Momoa who played Conan in last year’s Conan the Barbarian. Instead this will be a sequel to the first Conan movie and will once again star Arnold Schwarzenegger who will play King Conan. This might work, as long as Arnold keeps his shirt on.
Eric Powell’s The Goon has been trying to get an animated adaptation for a while now and the filmmakers have taken the Kickstarter to try and raise the money. If you want to see this film as much as I do, you might want to check it out!
Director Matthew Vaughan has dropped out of directing X-Men: First Class 2 Days of Future Past. Bryan Singer, the original X-Men director who was producing the sequel, may be brought in to take over as the director. I think this is a shame, I really liked X-Men First Class. Hope Singer does the movie justice.