The Impact: November 11th -18th 2012

Published on November 18th, 2012

Hey Guys, this was another incredibly busy and fast paced week in the comic industry. On top of Marvel Now! going into full swing with the release of All-New X-Men, Thor: God of Thunder, Avengers Assemble, and Fantastic Four  we also got the latest chapter of Scott Snyder opus to the Joker in Batman and the return of BKV’s sci-fi epic Saga…Oh yeah there was also a lot of comic new that broke this week, lets talk about that in this all new installment of The Impact.

The Walking Dead #1 Sells on Ebay for $10,000.

Courtesy of Forbes. This week  9.9 CGC graded copy of The Walking Dead #1 sold on Ebay for $10,000. I hope you all kept your copies nice.

 IDW Announces The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror By Roger Langridge and J. Bone.

Next Wednesday the final issue of The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom hits stands. The creative team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee have honored Rocketeer creator Dave Stevens and given us a comic that is a love letter to the character and to pulp fiction in general. In February IDW will launch a second mini-series, The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror by Roger Langridge and J. Bone. Featuring covers by Walt Simonson here is how IDW solicits the series.

Always caught in the middle, it’s a pulp thrill ride when Cliff finds himself embroiled in a dark mystery in the seemingly picturesque heart of Hollywood’s golden age! He may be neck-deep in mystery and mayhem, but it wouldn’t be a Cliff Secord caper if his sweetheart, the stunning Betty, weren’t steamed at him!

Andy Khouri over at Comics Alliance has a great interview with both Roger Langridge and J. Bone you should check out.

X-Men Ends This February

In a week of All-New X-Men we learned that the adjective-less X-Men would be ending with February’s issue 41 written by series newcomer Seth Peck with art by Jefte Palo.

Two More Marvel Teasers

Marvel released two teasers this week, the first teased a new Wolverine title by Paul Cornell and Alan Davis. The second which spelled out “Age of Ultron” in binary code promotes the long awaited mini-series by Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch.

Two More Agents Cast in Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot

Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker are the latest to enlist in ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Henstridge will play science whiz Agent Gemma Simmons, while De Caestecker will play Agent Leo Fitz, a technology guru. The duo spend all their time together — mostly bickering — and are masters of their respective fields at a remarkably young age.”

Henstridge and De Caestecker join the previously announced Ming-Na and Clark Gregg.

Hot Toys Announce Agent Coulson Figure.

This week Hot Toys unveiled it’s latest high end collectible figure, everyone’s favorite Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D,  Phil Coulson. On top of an amazing likeness to actor Clark Gregg the figure comes with a pistol, Captain America trading card deck, cell phone, walkie talkie, S.H.I.E.L.D. folder, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. prototype gun that he blasts Loki with. No release date at this time but stay tuned.

New Thor: The Dark World Set Photos Showcase Thor Vs. Malekith.

Courtesy of Check out the latest photos from the set of Thor: The Dark World. Showcasing a fight between Thor and Malekith, the ruler of the Dark Elves. Thor: The Dark World is directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) and opens Nov. 8, 2013.

Dredd Hits Blu-Ray/DVD This January.

Dredd will hit Blu-Ray and DVD January 8th 2013. The film, which starred Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby while critically well received, did not do well at the box office, which is a shame because it was one of the most fun films I have seen all year. The disc will include a lot of bonus features including…

  •  “Mega-City Masters”: 35 Years of Judge Dredd” featurette
  • “Day of Chaos: The Visual Effects of Dredd 3D” featurette
  • “Dredd” featurette
  • “Dredd’s Gear” featurette
  • “The 3rd Dimension” featurette
  • “Welcome to Peachtrees” featurette
  • Dredd Motion Comic Prequel

Definitely look forward to picking this one up.

Check Out Our Best Look at Arrow’s Huntress and Seth Gabel Cast As Vertigo.

Check out the latest and best pic of Jessica De Gouw  in full Huntress gear. Also this week we learned that Fringe actor Seth Gabel has been cast as the show’s version of Count Vertigo. The character described as the show’s “deadliest adversary to date” and will appear in an episode entitled “Vertigo” which will premiere in early 2013.

Well there you have it guys I hope you enjoyed this latest installment of The Impact. Have a great week and a very Happy and safe Thanksgiving with your friends and family.


Matt Todd