On the Scene: Sparks Fly at ‘Surely You’re Joking, Dr. Wertham’ Event

As the first of several “Comic Book Roundtable” events to be held at the Soho Gallery of Digital Art under the auspices of gallery owner John Ordover and former Marvel editor, author, and educator Danny Fingeroth, this event exploring the life and legacy of Dr. Frederic Wertham was planned for the occasion of Wertham’s 118th birthday, but in the lead up to the event, recent developments in scholarship about the controversial comic reformer shed new light on the evening’s subject matter. In November 2012, librarian, professor, and scholar Carol Tilley published her findings that after examining Wertham’s papers held by the Library of Congress, some of Wertham’s methods and reports were questionable, sparking debate in comics scholarship and among comics fans, particularly after the story was picked up by major media sources in February of 2013.

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DEBUNKED: Zack Snyder to remake ancient comic storyline for new Star Wars movie

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Aw crap, this was just a darned rumor. But it was worth running just to post a picture of gaint green space rabbit.

But in an exclusive statement toThe Hollywood Reporter, Snyder’s spokesperson says: “While he is super flattered because he is a huge fan, Zack is not involved in any way with the new Star Wars. He is currently in post on his two films, Man of Steel and 300: Battle of Artemisia.”

Well, it looks like Disney isn’t just sitting around and counting their womp rat scores now that they own the STAR WARS franchise. We all know that a third trilogy is on the way, but Disney is also developing new movies OUTSIDE THE TRILOGY space, including a Zack Snyder film. According to Vulture: [Read more…]

London Super-Con reveal their starting line-up of guests

By Steve Morris, UK Correspondent

This year London Super-Con surprised us all by netting Stan Lee as the guest of honour in only their first year of existence, leading many to wonder how they were going to top themselves for 2013.

And while they haven’t yet announced the guest of honour for their second year, their initial line-up is a pretty ferocious list of talent:

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