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Subj: Perry White's Scoop for September 19, 2009
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 11:28:08 pm EDT (Viewed 129 times)




Superman-related news and notes for the week of September 19, 2009:

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Warner Home Video has released the box art for "Superman: The Complete Animated Series" as well as the box art for "Justice League: The Complete Series." Both DVD sets will be out in November, just in time to make perfect gifts for your favorite Super-mod. ;\-\)

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Newsarama has a new 20 Answers and One Question session with Dan DiDio posted. There's actually some on-topic news in this one, too! Items of note include discussion of...

...the future of Superboy's role in ADVENTURE COMICS (answer: slim to none)
...DC's next weekly series (they're coming "in the second or third quarter of next year" and "comes directly out of a post-Blackest Night DCU")
...a second volume of WEDNESAY COMICS (sorry, it isn't on the horizon)
...dangling plot lines from TRINITY (which will be dealt with "hopefully, before the year is out")
...an upcoming "four-part Cary Bates multiverse story featuring Superman"
...big, big news about SUPERMAN/BATMAN (see next entry)

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Now for SUPERMAN/BATMAN news. According to DiDio in the above-linked article:
(W)e have changed teams on the book. ... But our plans for Superman/Batman are interesting. Over the next few months, you're going to see Superman/Batman actually reflecting major events of the past of the DC Universe. We're going to be building on other stories, other events, using these characters. So you're going to see an expansion on Superman/Batman's role in the post-"Emperor Joker's" world. So you're going to see effects of "Emperor Joker" in Superman/Batman. As well as "Our Worlds at War". There are going to be events that we're going to be filling out there.

So for folks who had fun and enjoyed these big events of the past, we're going to revisit them in the Superman/Batman book. And expand on the stories of those. And those stories will fit within continuity even more tightly now because they're written with the current DC Universe in mind.
This could be really fun or, to quote the vernacular, an epic fail. We'll see. Either way, I'm glad to see Green and Johnson off the book. Though I do hope they land somewhere quicky -- somewhere more-suited to their style of writing.

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Aint It Cool has news on the upcoming "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" animated movie, including the official synopsis:
In Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, a “good” Lex Luthor arrives from an alternate universe to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, a gang of villainous characters with virtually identical super powers to the Justice League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and, through a diabolical plan launched by Owlman, puts the balance of all existence in peril.
Mark Harmon and Chris Noth will give voice to Superman and Lex Luthor respectively in the . They further report that other cast includes James Woods as Owlman, William Baldwin as Batman, Gina Torres as Super Woman and Bruce Davison as the president. The movie is due out in the spring. Click over to a couple stills, one of Owlman and ther other of the assembled Justice League and the "good" Lex Luthor.

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The eleventh Superman strip from WEDNESDAY COMICS is up at USA Today. Meanwhile, CBR talks with John Arcudi and Lee Bermejo about their work on the strip.
We weren’t trying to reinvent the character here. Our aim was to exploit this – currently – unusual format that we hoped would attract more than the hardcore fan base -- more casual readers, if you will. We wanted to do a story for the uninitiated, the reader who doesn’t read every Superman title every month and therefore present a sort of travel guide through Clark’s world. Of course, we could have just had Superman gratuitously visit Kansas, and Batman, and think about Krypton just so we could include all those elements, but that’s cheating. You want to do a story where those things are integral and necessary to the plot, and we did that.
More at the link.

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rc brings news that there is no news on a new Superman project on the big screen. Warner Bros. Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Scott Rowe points the finger at the ongoing litigation with the Siegels.

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DC's sales for July 2009 are out. All four of the main Superman Family books are now below 40k, as are SUPERMAN/BATMAN and POWER GIRL. Crash thud kerppplloopppp.

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Jimmy Paliotti provided some unlettered preview of POWER GIRL #5. The Source blog followed that up with a lettered preview, including additional pages. The book is due out Wednesday.

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The Source has a preview of SUPERGIRL #45, part two of "The Hunt For Reactron." The book is scheduled to be out Wednesday.

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Newsarama has a preview of December's Superman solicitations. DC's full solicitations are due Monday.

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Superman editor Matt Idelson takes you on a tour of his day, showing some preview art from upcoming books along the way.






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