- Marvel is celebrating the upcoming Pet Avengers by putting out the call for pictures of your pets dressed as Marvel heroes. To enter, all you have to do is take a picture of your pet and upload it to Marvel's Pet Avengers Assemble Flickr group. Simple as that! I didn't have any costumes to dress up my dog, Gizmo, so I photoshopped her into a Modok suit and uploaded it with the title GizMODOK, which you can see to the right.
- DC released a Green Lantern: First Flight trailer this week. These movies have only gotten better since they first started with Superman/Doomsday and I honestly didn't think they'd be able to top the recent Wonder Woman movie, but GL is definitely looking like a solid contender. Catch the embedded trailer and other noteworthy links after the jump.
- New MyCup O'Joe went up on MySpace earlier this week, noteworthy for the simple fact Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, of War of Kings, Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy fame, took Quesada's spot for the majority of the article and answered lots of questions regarding how the writing process works with their team as well as answering various cosmic Marvel-related questions.
Announcements-wise, the column revealed a new title called Marvel Divas. The already much maligned title was described as follows (emphesis mine):
“The idea behind the series was to have some sudsy fun and lift the curtain a bit and take a peep at some of our most fabulous super heroines. In the series, they're an unlikely foursome of friends--Black Cat, Hell Cat, Firestar, and Photon--with TWO things in common: They're all leading double-lives and they're all having romantic trouble. The pitch started as "Sex and the City" in the Marvel Universe, and there's definitely that "naughty" element to it, but I also think the series is doing to a deeper place, asking question about what it means...truly means...to be a woman in an industry dominated by testosterone and guns. (And I mean both the super hero industry and the comic book industry.) But mostly it's just a lot of hot fun.”I don't think I have to explain where the controversy is coming from, but if you don't believe me, there's a post over at Robot 6 that currently has over 150 comments with people criticizing Marvel for their portrayal of women. Wonder if we'll see a retraction/follow up on it in next week's MyCup O'Joe.
- I mentioned it in this week's Moments of the Week, but thought I'd throw it out there again for anyone that missed it. The Batman: Arkham Asylum video game's collectors edition (via Kotaku) was revealed and it's almost worth buying the game just for it. Most noteworthy item is the replica batarang of awesomeness, but there's some other goodies to be had as well.
- Comics212 had an interesting post on whether or not monthlies are good idea anymore and if we'd be better served with a trade or "graphic novel" oriented approach. Definitely worth a read.
- Andrenn, of New Age Comics with Andrenn, put together his own version of Eric's Collection of Random Thoughts with his very own New Age Ideas.
- The 4th Letter is putting a callout for your favourite Deadpool moments to fill out their Top 50 Deadpoool Moments feature that they're planning to coincide with his upcoming appearance in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie. I'm not sure what my favourite one would be, but Deadpool provoking Wolverine by Shoryuken-ing Kitty Pryde always makes me laugh.