Sunday, October 03, 2004

More nostalgia?

Rumors abound that nostalgia titles are coming in thick and fast. After my revelation about the new, grittier A.L.F. series in last week's column, there is talk of Marvel reprinting the issues they once published in an Essential A.L.F. book. Add this to trades for The A-Team, Scarecrow and Mrs King and MacGuyver, coupled with DC alledgedly investigating a Welcome Back Kotter Archives and nostalgic TV tie-ins are all the rage.

Hopefully they'll all grace someone's bookshelf soon, and we won't be finding dog-eared copies just lying in the gutters.

Identity Disassembled

Up until now I've not mentioned much about either of the big two controversial books this year, Identity Crisis and Avengers Disassembled. There is a very good reason for this and thats because I have not had anything from inside sources within DC and Marvel respectively. While this normally doesn't make much of a difference to this site, in this case I have to respectfully decline posting conjecture.

However, I have to say that some of the theories are often intriguing, but mostly hilarious. If you don't mind the potential spoiler factor (and lets face it, until someone stands up from either company and says "Its a fair cop guv. You've got us bang to rights on this one", or the books that reveal all are published, there is no way to know for definite who are behind these atrocities as no one other than the writer, publisher and some cronies will know for definite who's behind it - remember Captain Atom/Hawk in Armageddon?) you should go seek them out.

Update: Some new info has been passed onto me about Avengers Disassembled. I have buried the post because it may spoil the denoument, but if you really want to know then click on this Link to the Spoiler.

Queer Eye for the Super Guy

Following on from the successful cross media writers having a bash at comics (Brad Meltzer, Joss Whedon, Allan Heinberg, Kevin Smith), Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Carson Kressley has apparently been tapped to write something for Marvel's Icon imprint.

No word on title or character yet, but if it comes off it'll definitely be interesting.

Light week

A light week this week on the rumor front. Seems as though either my sources are on vacation or they're just not talking to me. I don't blame them, as what is in it for them in this parasitical relationship? Nothing, really.

But if they want to get back in touch, they know where to find me.