All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Thursday!
Bruce Greenwood cast in “Doctor Sleep”
Ryan Coogler will produce Space Jam 2
Aubrey Plaza cast in “Child’s Play” reboot
Walking Dead planning movies and spin-offs
Garfield gets a reality show in “Garfield: TV or not TV #1”
“Cheryl Blossom” and “Go-Bots” will release on Local Comic Shop Day
Carol Danvers origin retconned in “Life of Captain Marvel”
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” moving to Boom Studios
Wolverine’s healing power not quite right in “Return of Wolverine #1”
Dark Horse to publish “Berserk” hard cover deluxe editions
Lex Luthor makes a deal with Batman Who Laughs
The Superman character under the DC Comics Rebirth initiative has been surprisingly good. Just recently the New 52 Superman and the pre-Flashpoint Superman & Lois Lane were merged. This merge was done by the pre-Flashpoint Jonathan Kent (Superman & Lois’s son). Now they are teasing that Superman has something to do with the Doomsday Clock one-shot coming up in November. Lots of things affecting the DC Comics Universe seem to hinge on this character.
**Warning- spoilers may follow**
Between now and November there is a lot of things happening to Superman. In Action Comics #982 we see Superman’s rogues gallery banding together to defeat the Kryptonian. General Zod leads this group of Superman foes (Eradicator, Blanque, Cyborg Superman, Metallo, Mongul) to the front door of the fortress of solitude.
Superman tunnels underground and up into the middle of his group of adversaries in order to give Lois and Jonathan time to escape. Superman has been weakened from his recent time in the Black Vault. The villains are in the midst of an epic beat down of Superman when a group of Superman’s friends show up to save him.
The group of Superman’s friends is made up of his cousin Supergirl, Steel, Superwoman, and Kenan Kong the New Super-man. The most surprising member of this group is Lex Luthor. It seems Lex has done a complete turn around from villain to hero.
Action Comics #983 should be true to it’s name and be chock full of superhero fighting action. Seeing these 2 obscenely overpowered groups going toe to toe should be crazy.