The Friday Back Issue Bin: Oct. 20 - Oct. 24, 2008

Dr. StrangeYou want news about comics and the movies based on 'em? Well, this was your week, folks. The sheer amount of news on Splash Page this week could only be quantified using the sort of words normally reserved for Stan the Man's Soapbox! It was ASTONISHING! It was MIGHTY! It was... Well, you get the idea. Here's yer weekly roundup, folks:

- Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told us to look forward to a "Dr. Strange" movie and a "Runaways" movie, but not to hold our breath for a "1602" film.

- We doubled up on My Chemical Romance this week, with Gerard Way explaining why he isn't quite ready for an "Umbrella Academy" film, and Mikey Way describing his Halloween-themed Batman story.

- A new "Watchmen" trailer and "Watchmen" poster had the InterWebs buzzing, while Silk Spectre told us about the "Under the Hood" documentary.

- We learned all about Grant Morrison's past, present and potential work on "Doctor Who" comics, TV and... a movie?

- We heard from "Incredible Hulk" producer Gale Anne Hurd about "Incredible Hulk 2", who echoed Feige's tease that Hulk might be the villain in the "Avengers" movie.

- We found out why Neil Gaiman left the adaptation of Charles Burns' "Black Hole."

- There was no shortage of exclusive previews, with ""Xena vs. Army of Darkness: What, Again?" and "City of Dust," as well as DC/Wildstorm's new "X-Files" and "Chuck" series.

- And if Kevin Smith had his way, "Aquaman" would be bringin' the noise down in Atlantis.

That's it from our end -- have a great weekend, everybody!