Happy Friday, Caped Crusaders! I woke up to a disturbing headline in my inbox, and that means I get to share it with all of you, because what is true friendship if not shared suffering?
We’ve all been warily watching Rupert Murdoch’s bid for Time Warner play out, but now that it’s failed, the Hollywood Reporter speculates that Disney could be the next group to throw their hat in the ring. Disney, who already owns Marvel.
Personally, I’m waiting for a bid from that shadowy Wayne Enterprises. They’re moving into the entertainment business, right?
So will we see a merged Marvel and DC property? Only time will tell, but until then, we can celebrate the return of a much-loved figure in the DC pantheon in Sensation Comics #1.
DC has offered these digital first, out-of-continuity stories for both Superman and Batman, and there’s no denying they’re a fun break from the New 52 world in which I so reluctantly live. It was only a matter of time before Wonder Woman got her digital first debut, and she’s broken out with a bang in this first issue by Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver, which Van Sciver describes as a story set during Simone’s popular WW run. Gotham is overrun with masked villains, and with Batman out of town, Oracle opts for outside help.
I will take five thousand, please.
Speaking of Gotham’s terrible run of bad fortune: DC’s newly announced Gotham By Midnight explores the supernatural side of the unluckiest city in comics. The comic will follow members of “the Midnight Shift,” a subset of the Gotham PD led by Jim Corrigan, as they explore the strange, the impossible, and the downright creepy. Sign me up.
Gotham By Midnightlaunches November 26th. Gotham the city will presumably be burned to the ground before the year is out.