Idris Elba to Play Heimdall in Thor - Yeahbuwha-?
I spoke about weekly comics on my Twitter feed earlier in the week and wanted to speak about the topic a little more. What I asked on Twitter was if the whole weekly comic fad had run its course or if it would be something that continues with the odd project, alla Wednesday Comics.
Most people agreed with the sentiment that the format had run its course and that the weekly comic was just too much of a time and money commitment, especially when the quality can quickly become suspect.
However, while I'm against weekly comics in general, at least under the current pricing and quality level of the product offered, I wouldn't mind seeing it rolled out every now and then for random projects, such as with how Wednesday Comics did. Wednesday Comics simply wouldn't have worked as a monthly newspaper, so I think it simply had to be weekly to succeed.
Other projects I could see using it are event based tie-in books. I doubt most companies would favour the idea, but I think a Countdown-like 'spine' book for an event or an anthology-like title, alla a Shounen Jump or other manga collections, would be a perfect addition to an event.
Look at Blackest Night and its numerous 3-issue tie-in miniseries. Each could have been broken up and paced for a weekly comic that told an overarching story for Blackest Night that would have added to the main Blackest Night book. It would accomplish the same thing, but add a common narrative and connection to each of the tie-ins as well as "forcing" people to read them in the weekly format. I doubt they'd ever go with this format, seeing as delays in the weekly or the main event book would be disasterous, but it's one way I could see the weekly format used such that I'd actually consider buying it.
Power Girl Costume & The "Boob Window"
However, to play along with the speculation on the three deaths, my picks were:
- Hawkeye - It would be hilarious to see Bendis kill him again and watching the internet explode.
- Thor - It would pave the way for the return of Thunderstrike.
- Spider-Man - With Clone Saga resurgence taking place at Marvel of late, we're primed to have Ben Reilly come back as the one true Spider-Man. Killing off Peter would make it so no one could complain.
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Reader Question - Will Batman Appear in Blackest Night #5?