The Impact: February 16th 2013

Published on February 16th, 2013

Welcome to a new Impact! Matt Todd is on vacation so I will be going over all your news this week that has made an impact so enjoy this installment of The Impact.

Doctor Who confirmed date

On Monday we found out that Doctor Who season 7 Part 2 has a confirmed date for March 30th 2013 on BBC 1. Last time we saw the good Doctor was in “The Snowmen” which was the Christmas Special.

Here is the schedule for the 8 episodes:

  • 1. 706. Written by Steven Moffat – Saturday 30th March
  • 2. 707. Written by Neil Cross – Saturday 6th April
  • 3. 708. Written by Mark Gatiss – Saturday 13th April
  • 4. 709. Written by Neil Cross – Saturday 20th April
  • 5. 710. Written by Stephen Thompson – Saturday 27th April
  • 6. 711. Written by Mark Gatiss – Saturday 4th May
  • 7. 712. Written by Neil Gaiman – Saturday 11th May
  • 8. 713. Written by Steven Moffat – Saturday 18th May

Also the Ice Warriors will be back this season and I can’t wait for this next 8 episode of Who it has been to long with out the Doctor on Saturdays.

Also the Ice Warriors will be back this season and I can’t wait for this next 8 episode of Who it has been to long with out the Doctor on Saturdays.

Geoff Johns is leaving The Green Lantern

This week we found out in the upcoming May solicitations for Green Lantern #20 that Mr. Green Lantern him self, Geoff Johns, is leaving the book. John has been on Green Lantern for the past 9 years.

“I’m really proud of all the stuff we’ve built with Green Lantern – from Larfleeze to the different corps,” Johns told The Associated Press about his decision. “The universe has expanded and will live well past my run. It was more than just telling another story, but really giving back to the character by expanding and adding to their mythology.”


No news on who will be the head writer of Green Lantern. Johns’s first work on Green Lantern was “Rebirth,” a six-issue miniseries drawn by Ethan Van Sciver in 2004-2005, that brought Hal Jordan back to the DC Universe  Johns’s has also giving us the epic Blackest Night miniseries in 2009.

“It was a very, very hard decision. I absolutely love these characters but I felt like I had a story line that really made sense and felt emotionally satisfying and felt very big and very epic.”

Johns will be focus on the Justice League and its related titles.

“I was getting to an end point and a story line that made sense for me. I felt like it was time to close my run and focus all my energies on the Justice League corner of the DC Universe,” he said.

Justice League of America #1 is coming out this out coming week by Geoff Johns and David Finch

Harrison Ford Returning to ‘Star Wars’

On Friday we found out that in a galaxy far, far away…Harrison Ford will be reprising his role as everyones favorite Corellian smuggler, Han Solo, in the upcoming new Star Wars films.


I hope this its just a cameo. Like I have said  from day one I don’t want  films with an old Mark Hamill,Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher running around in space. Maybe his role will be do introduce Jaina, Jacen and Anakin Solo. We will keep you posted as the details become available to us.

The future of Damian Wayne


We all know that comic book covers are often just teases to get people to buy the book. Well now a cover for Batman Incorporated #8 has been leaked via twitter.The photo shows three variant covers homaging Grant Morrison’s “Batman: R.I.P.,” with Damian Wayne’s Robin standing in for his father, the Dark Knight. Additionally, the letters “R.I.P.” appear at the bottom, using Robin’s “R” icon.


Now here is something to think about, Damian is not on any of May’s Batman-related issues, even on the cover of “Batman and Robin” #19.Batman Incorporated #8 comes out in two weeks. I guess will just have to wait till  February 27, 2013 to find out the future of Damian Wayne.

New Iron Man 3 Poster 

This past week at the 2013 Toy Fair, look for a major post on the highlights sometime next week, we saw toys of James Rhodes in the War Machine and Iron Patriot armor and now on Wednesday via Marvel’s twitter account, Marvel Studios released a new poster featuring Don Cheadle in his new armor as Iron Patriot.


I personally love this poster.Iron Man 3 will be hitting movie theaters on May 3 2013.

Valiant announces a brand new line of One Dollar Debuts

We have been telling you for a long time now that Valiant is amazing. This week Valiant announced a brand new line of One Dollar Debuts, re-presenting the sold-out #1 issues that relaunched the Valiant Universe. These will land in shops just in time for Free Comic Book Day and the one-year anniversary of Valiant’s rebirth.




This offers the perfect chance to jump onboard all five of Valiant’s best-selling series. Now you can get Harbinger #1,Archer and Armstrong #1,Bloodshot #1,Shadowman #1 and X-O Manwar #1 for only one dollar each.

Peter Dinklage  joins the cast of X-Men : Days of Future Past

The Game of Thrones actor Wednesday night had many saying that he would be playing Puck. Then on Thursday afternoon, thanks to Variety, we find out that Dinklage will be playing a villain in the upcoming film.


X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled for release on July 18, 2014 and Dinklage is joining a cast that already includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult and Shawn Ashmore.

The Cosplay Girl of the year.

Last month we asked you the Comic Impact fans to vote for your favorite Cosplay Girl of 2012. Well the votes are in  and we are proud to announce that the winner is Jessica LG.We will have more with Jessica in the upcoming weeks as well as what her role will be as the Comic Impact Cosplay Girl of the Year. Thank you to everyone that voted.


So there you go Matt Todd  will be back next week on a brand-new installment of The Impact! We hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day and we will see you in a week!

Simon Daoudi