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The DC Daily Planet: Another One Bites The Dust

Good morning, DC devotees! I’ve got some follow-up from last week for you this morning, along with some exciting new casting news from the erstwhile National Comics, so grab your trenchcoat and magnifying glass and let’s examine the scene, shall we?

I was sad to hear of that DC is canceling the Adventures of Superman, the fun anthology series that almost didn’t make it off the ground when DC hired noted vitriolic anti-gay marriage mouthpiece Orson Scott Card to write the opening story. Despite DC’s foot-in-mouth strategy towards hiring a massively controversial writer (his story was never run), the non-continuity digital series was full of neat snapshots from Superman’s life, world, and work. It was a good introduction to the Big Blue Boy Scout for incoming fans, but, even better, it kept the Lois/Superman relationship alive. I WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP.

Adeventures of Superman

The Adventures of Superman will peace out with a mic drop from Jerry Ordway and Steve Rude in issues #17, out in September. This cancellation follows that of Birds of Prey, Batwing, and All-Star Western.

We’ve known for a while that DC is looking west, young man, but picking up shop and moving cross-continent isn’t exactly cheap. That’s why DC will be offering a limited two month run of comics in spring of 2015 — or maybe they just like that new comics smell.

What’s for sure is that they’re hiring a number of writers, both new and old, to fill the ranks. The two-month run will begin in April, 2015.

Remember that leaked list of upcoming DC movies we talked about last week? Well, that list seems to have been confirmed by Kevin Smith, who, as you’ll remember, also hinted that DC was building up to a Justice League movie. No, really?

Bob Kane is receiving a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, while Bill Finger, his “frequent collaborator,” gets nothing. I’m reporting from a completely unbiased, professional standpoint when I say: uggghhhhhhh.

Okay, here’s something I’m actually excited for: DC has cast Game of Thrones and Stargate: Atlantis actor Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and I am just thrilled, because Jason Momoa is not only painfully hot and definitely talent, but a solid, solid dude. This may actually make me like Aquaman — or at least be distracted enough by his actor not to notice how much I normally don’t care, really, at all about Aquaman. It may even make me go see Batman v. Superman.

Heeeeeeeey, I see what you did there, DC.