The Impact: November 19th – 25th 2012

Published on November 25th, 2012

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. There were some great books released this week  Indestructible Hulk was a great reintroduction of the Hulk. Mark Waid did a great job giving us a compelling new take on Banner. Every issue of Hawkeye is just a joy to read Fraction is having a blast writing it and I am having a blast reading it. Rick Remender had a fantastic week withboth Captain America and Uncanny X-ForceWonder Woman continues to be my favorite book from DC Comics, that’s right I said it and now with Orion being introduced I love the idea of  the New Gods meeting the old. With the holiday this week news was a little light but I still thought we should talk about the few announcements that were made this week.

Gary Frank and Geoff Johns Announce Batman Earth One Vol 2. 

This week  in a brief yet humorous  exchange on Twitter, Gary Frank and Geoff Johns revealed that the second volume of Batman Earth One would hit next year. This is very welcome news knowing we will not have to wait as long for the sequel.  The first volume has been a huge success in terms of critics and sales and was one of my favorite graphic novels of the year.

Four Actors Screen Test For Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. Apparently four actors are testing for the role of Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesSnow White & the Huntsman); Eddie Redmayne (The Good ShepherdMy Week with Marilyn); Douglas Booth (Noah,Christopher and His Kind); and Boyd Holbrook (Hatfields & McCoysThe Host). It had previously been reported that Brady Corbet, Dane DeHaan and Alden Ehrenreich were all in contention for the role. It’s unclear if they are still in contention or not. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.

Checkout the First Look At Cornell and Davis’ Wolverine

Announced last week in the “SNIKT” teaser Marvel confirmed this week that Paul Cornell and Alan Davis would in fact be the creative team in an all new Wolverine series. This marks a return to Marvel for Cornell after spending several years writing for DC Comics. Talking with iFanboy Cornell described his take on Logan,

“…he’s this normal, down to earth guy who likes to have a beer, someone you’d trust to run a school, when he’s been alive so long, had so much happen to him, be, actually, such a weird being. I think he values that normality highly, that he fights for it. So this is the action series title where we meet him in his New York context, with many non-super hero friends (like Claremont always had the X-Men know), part of a community of professionals, a very civilized man of violence who’d prefer to be a man of peace.”

Wolverine #1 hits stores this March.

Bendis’ Age of Ultron Confirmed for March.

This week Marvel also confirmed that Age of Ultron will hit stores this March. The ten issue limited series will feature Bryan Hitch on art for the first five issues with Carlos Pacheco and Brandon Peterson wrapping up the series. The book will ship with an accelerated release schedule with the book launching in March it will be concluded by June.

Well there you have it folks.I hope you all have a great weekend and I will catch you next week with an all new installment of The Impact.

Matt Todd

matthew@comicimpact.com