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ComicsAlliance Week-in-Review: June 4-8, 2012

The biggest news of the week? ComicsAlliance founder and Editor-in-Chief Laura Hudson, obviously one of the best things to ever happen to the comics Internet, is stepping down to concentrate on her writing. In related news, Caleb is sad.

We covered other stuff this week too, and to find links to those things, join me after the jump.

Passings:

-Comics writer Robert L. Washington III, best known for his work on Milestone’s original Static comics, died this week at age 47.

Publishing:

-The bloom is off the rose that is the increased sales that accompanied DC Comics’ “New 52″ relaunch and its accompanying full-court press of a media blitz. Metaphors!

-DC Comics announced four new “New 52″ titles, which will be the third wave of new comics since they relaunched their superhero line in September of 2011.

Previews:

-Rocketeer Adventures 2 #3.

-The Infernal Man-Thing.

-Conan The Barbarian #8.

-Defenders #8.

Reviews:

-Spider-Men #1.

-Tarot: Witch of The Black Rose #74.

-Andrew Wheeler on Avengers Vs. X-Men #5.



Film:

-Sims and David Uzumeri continue watching Superman IV: The Quest For Peace.

-New Dark Knight Rises trailer.

-Two words: “Italian Spiderman.

-Who might one of the villains be in the next Iron Man film? Perhaps the one Marvel villain you’ve been dying to see in a live-action film?

-Warner Bros., the studio that decided they didn’t want Joss Whedon to make a superhero movie for them, have found new writers (who aren’t Joss Whedon) to continuing developing Wonder Woman and Justice League, two movies in the third and fourth circle of development hell.

Television:

-Sims on the live-action Sailor Moon TV show that never was.

-Say, is Deathstroke, The Terminator showing up in the CW’s upcoming Green Arrow series, which is just called Arrow…? His mask cameos in the trailer, at any rate.

-The Teen Titans cartoon –entire voice cast included!–are returning for new half hour show, with a new title and a new focus.

-The tricky legal issues that have deprived the world of DVD collections of the classic Batman TV show recently got a bit less tricky.

Videogames:

-Nintendo has announced Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition for the Wii U.

-Here’s a preview of The Avengers: Battle for Earth.

-Andy Yen reviews the Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC for Batman: Arkham City.

-Here’s a preview of The Amazing Spider-Man videogame.


Toys:

-Diamond Select Toys will have a bunch of Comic-Con exclusives. Here they are.

-Take a look at Hasbro’s Comic-Con exclusive Marvel Universe Masters of Evil box set.

-Stan Lee is among the nerdlebrities who were HeroClix-ized (Is that a word? It doesn’t feel like a word, but I can’t think of the verb meaning to have been made into a HeroClix game piece) as part of Morgan Spurlock’s Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope DVD/HeroClix combo-pack.

-Check out the Comic-Con exclusive Marvel Legends Special Edition Uncanny X-Force collector’s pack.


Art:

-This week’s Best Art Ever (This Week).

-Take a look at Jenny Frison’s cover for the upcoming Ghost #0, and how it was created, step by step.

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