Okay it’s a brand new year, and Marvel is now officially part of Disney, and DC is officially not officially doing anything yet. So what’s the word? Here’s the week in leaks and whispers:
MARVEL: A Marvel insider tells us that a few retailers are definitely sending in covers of their Blackest Night tie-ins — one store sent in over 100 covers. Perhaps more will participate when the Siege Deadpool cover is actually revealed? Related: More on the record retailer reactions to the stunt.
DC: Still no publisher in sight to replace the departing Paul Levitz, either officially or even rumored, although an announcement was expected to be made by the end of the month. Luckily, to fan the flames of the hot stove league, Newsarama has an op/ed listing 10 Candidates for DC Publisher which is so gonzo that even Newsarama posters think it’s all hooey. Grant Morrison? Really? Why on earth would someone with no administrative and business background whatsoever be a candidate for helping Warner Bros. manage their licensing and branding?
So who IS going to take over as DC’s publisher? Will it be someone from inside Warners we’ve never heard of. You know, there’s one week left in the month. Continuing….