Axel-In-Charge: Extending "Secret Wars," Excitement for a "Totally Awesome Hulk"
April 1 can be both a blessing (Ha ha! Very funny!) and a curse (Dammit, what do you mean that’s not true!?!) for those hitting the web looking for news. To follow-up on two items I posted yesterday …
• A few people wondered if word from writer Warren Ellis about the art for Planetary #27 being done was an April Fools joke, even though Ellis said it wasn’t in his post. Ellis sent out a message to his Bad Signal email list today linking to his post, so I think it’s safe to assume it wasn’t some sort of trick. Or, as our friend Rich Johnston might say, this one gets a green light.
• So far today Fabio Moon hasn’t revisited yesterday’s post about Casanova becoming a webcomic on the blog he shares with Gabriel Ba. Considering he said the webcomic would start today and their blog has been silent, I guess we can count this one as an April Fools joke and give it a red light. Which sucks! I fell for this one myself. “The robot is mine” indeed.
In addition, here’s a look back at yesterday’s news, from the stuff that was obviously fake to the stuff that many people probably wished wasn’t true …
ItsJustSomeRandomGuy, the creator of those “I’m a Marvel, I’m a DC” video clips from a couple years back, has a new one featuring two familiar-looking movie stars:
Click the link above to view his entire YouTube channel, where you can see his past work. Good stuff.
Following hot on the heels of the New York Comic Con is the 2009 Toy Fair, which runs through Wednesday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. MTV’s Rick Marshall is on the scene snapping pictures and reporting on various movie action figures, like those from X-Men Origins: Wolverine: