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Today in things that make us scream incoherently

DiDio Attempts to Explain DC’s Marriage Ban; Will Scrap Last Williams/Blackman Batwoman Issues?

DC Comics’ PR has taken multiple hits this week, and this weekend is a major convention, so you know what that means: DC higher ups giving unsatisfying responses to fan outcry at Baltimore Comic Con. Specifically, we’re talking about Dan DiDio saying that superheroes should never have happy personal lives, Aquaman and Mera aren’t married, and that a new writer will be taking over Batwoman with issue #25.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Fans Cosplay as Disney Princesses Cosplaying as Star Wars Characters

To give credit where credit is due: “Poca-Han-Solo” is Aleu Moana, and Jedi Rapunzel is her friend Jennifer. (Seen at WonderCon, via Fashionably Geek)


Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

Syfy’s Face Off Pairs DC Comic Artists With Contestants This Season

Syfy’s Face Off is one of my favorite shows. I’ve always been interested in movie makeup but didn’t have the skill to make it a career plus, the show isn’t overly dramatized like most reality TV these days. They premiered the fourth season last night and while I’ve yet to watch the episode, we’ve just found out some people we’re very familiar with will be making a guest appearance in a few weeks – employees of DC Comics. Find out if your favorite creator will be giving their artistic input to the contestants after the cut. 


Faster than a speeding bullet!

Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Found Superman’s Home Planet Of Krypton, With Science

We here at The Mary Sue have a very fond affection for astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. He’s just so cool! Well his coolness factor just went up exponentially. He’s found Krypton. 



Nicola Scott Joins DC’s New 52 As Superman Artist

DC came under fire at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con for having only two female creators on board for their big relaunch. In the panel where the numbers where brought to their attention, co-publisher Dan DiDio asked the audience for specific names they’d like to see. Secret Six, Wonder Woman and Teen Titan artist Nicola Scott was one of those names and it seems DC listened. Scott has just been announced as a fill-in artist on Superman


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

DC’s Vertigo To Make Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy Into Graphic Novels

DC Entertainment has acquired the rights to Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millenium Trilogy. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest will all be adapted into graphic novels via DC’s Vertigo imprint. 


Great Hera!

Infinitely Regressing Crisis: Dan DiDio Says All Crisis Stories Are No Longer Canon

So, one of the many things that followers of DC comics wondered about feverishly during the lead up to the New 52 is what parts of the DC Universe would remain canon, and we were told that Infinite Crisis and its precursors would remain canonical… despite the modern DC timeline being shortened from about ten or fifteen years to five. This leaves a lot of stuff that has to happen in a very short time, and today somebody asked Dan DiDio specifically about those Crisis events on his Facebook page, where he said:

Brace yourself, but after further review, there have been no Crisis events in the New DCU.

But we thought that those of you who are not scholars of the DC universe and it’s twisting labyrinthine ways might not understand what this means exactly, and we have prepared a number of similes to help you out. Probably at least one of them will make sense to you.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Walking Dead’s Ominous Season 2 Poster

Pajiba also has a short teaser promo.


Today in Depressing

Renee Montoya Is Probably Not the Question in the DCnU

Take a deep breath and say goodbye to one of the DC Universe’s most kickass lesbian superheroes. Dan DiDio has been answering fan questions about the reboot lately on Facebook, and according DC Women Kicking Ass, finally addressed the question: “Is Renee Montoya still the Question and is Vic Sage still dead?”

His response was:

Renee will be seen as a member of the Gotham City Police Force.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Norse Crisis Flowchart

Myths Retold puts this on a T-shirt. You’re welcome. (Thanks, Chevat!)