2010 kicked off with a bang around the comic book (and comic book movie) world, with news good and bad for some of the most anticipated projects of this year and the next. We also saw big casting announcements, schedule shifts, new images, and behind-the-scenes scoops from upcoming films, as well as thoughts from the most talented creators in the industry about the coming year and the projects (comics, film or otherwise) that will arrive during it.
In this first Back-Issue Bin of 2010, I want to thank you — the readers — for making 2009 such a success for Splash Page. One of the reasons we post this feature every week is to show you which stories you and your fellow readers are reading, so that you can have a look behind the curtain and see what we see when we're evaluating which projects pique your interest.
Thanks again for your continued readership, and here's to a great 2010! Read on for the Top 10 stories of the week's first year.
10. Readers had some ideas about the identity of this mystery character from IDW Publishing, but we're still waiting to find out if any of them were on the mark.
9. The final cover for the "Kick-Ass" movie book arrived online in all its bloody, bruised glory.
8. Sources inside the "Spider-Man 4" camp confirmed the production delays to MTV News — and that the May release date could be uncertain.
7. Is that a set of leaked "Spider-Man 4" script notes? No, but it's still pretty freakin' hilarious.
6. In this New Year Special, comic creators told me which projects they're looking forward to in 2010, and what resolutions they made for the coming year.
5. The new "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" image is still setting the 'Net on fire... kind of like that awesome-tastic flaming sword in the pic.
4. Not only did Bob Layton co-create James "War Machine" Rhodes, he also settled a dispute between Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. while he was on the "Iron Man 2" set!
3. The news broke Friday night, but it's already bringing the buzz — "Gossip Girl" Blake Lively joined the "Green Lantern" cast as the female lead, Carol Ferris.
2. Because you demanded it: The Lady Gaga comic book!
And the week's top story was...
1. It's "Thor" vs. "Spider-Man 4" in the battle for premiere dates!
See you next week!