The Impact: May 6th – 12th 2012

Published on May 12th, 2012

Hey Everyone. Last weekend was glorious  with the wonderful combination of Free Comic Book Day/Avengers/Dark Knight Rises trailer/ Amazing Spider-Man trailer.How is everyone doing now that the second nerdiest weekend of the year (the first being San Diego  Comic Con) is over? My weekend was pretty wonderful.

The Avengers Dominates the Box Office Biggest Opening Weekend of All Time.

While it was no surprise the The Avengers were number one at the box office I do think people were genuinely surprised to see just how much it made. Earning more than $207.4 million… bringing it’s worldwide box office gross to $654.8 million… HOLY COW!!! It has also has caused an unprecedented uptick in the sale of shawarma. I’ve seen Avengers twice and I loved it, if you want to know more about what I liked CLICK HERE. So how was your Free Comic Book Day/Avengers/Dark Knight Rises trailer/ Amazing Spider-Man trailer weekend?

Marvel Announces Exclusive Distribution Deal with Comixology.

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Earlier this week it was announced that Marvel Comics would be partnering with Comixology to exclusively distribute their single issue English-language digital releases worldwide. Marvel follows DC, Archaia, and the newly relaunched Valiant Comics in their partnership. The deal will allow Comixology to carry Marvel titles in digital storefronts for physical retailers and it will not effect Marvel’s Digital Comics Unlimited Subscription services.

Marvel Teases “No More Avengers.” and The First X-Men.

We are only a quarter of the way through Marvel’s big event of 2012 and Marvel is already hinting at the second act. This week they released this teaser image while details are still sparse  it is a direct call back to when the Scarlet Witch said “No More Mutants.” at the end of House Of M. We will probably have  a better idea what’s going on next week when Avengers Vs. X-Men #4 hits stores.

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A second teaser released this week indicate a new X-Book launching in August. Entitled First X-Men Marvel teased that the book will  feature “an industry legend and fan favorite creator” as the creative team. Stay tuned as Marvel promised a phone press conference next week.

Co-creator of Jonah Hex, Tony DeZuniga Passes Away.

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Courtesy of Robot 6.This past Wednesday the comic industry was saddened to learn that Tony DeZuniga had passed away. The co-creator of such properties as Jonah Hex and Black Orchid, DeZuniga was admitted to the hospital in mid-April after suffering a stroke. At the time of his passing he was with wife Tina, his daughter Sheryl and his sisters-in-law. Comic Impact sends it’s condolences to his family and friends.

Are the Tumbler and Bat-Pod Making Their Way To Your City?

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In an effort to promote The Dark Knight Rises, Legendary Pictures along with Warner Bros. are sending the famed vehicles from Chris Nolan’s Batman Trilogy across the country for fans to check out. Check it out and see where and when you can see them. The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th.

  • Bentonville, Arkansas: May 12
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma: May 15
  • Overland Park, Kansas: May 19
  • Kansas City, Missouri: May 21
  • Chicago, Illinois: May 25
  • Washington, DC: May 27
  • Baltimore, Maryland:  May 28
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: May 30
  • Buffalo, New York: June 1
  • Toronto, Canada: June 7
  • Montreal, Canada: June 10
  • Purchase, New York: June 12
  • Columbus, Ohio: June 13
  • Lansing, Michigan: June 15
  • Detroit, Michigan: June 16
  • Brooklyn, Michigan:  June 17
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: June 19
  • Nashville, Tennessee: June 21
  • Knoxville, Tennessee: June 22
  • Atlanta, Georgia: June 23
  • Dallas, Texas: June 25
  • San Antonio, Texas:  June 27
  • El Paso, Texas: June 29
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: July 1
  • Phoenix, Arizona: July 2
  • Los Angeles, California: July 7

Batman Arkham City – Harley Quinn’s Revenge Trailer

Check out the teaser for Harley Quinn’s Revenge the new DLC available for Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition. In the game players will play as both Batman and Robin as they have to return the Arkham City to stop Harley’s plan of revenge. I loved Arkham City and I hope the developers will continue to develop more DLC that are actually story based and not just combat challenges. Harley Quinn’s Revenge will be available on May 29th.

Well there you have it folks I hope you all have a great weekend and I will see you all back here next week for an all new installment of The Impact.

Matt Todd

matthew@comicimpact.com