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2012 Surprises

2012 was full of surprises and here are four that stood from my twitter feed.

IsoRod, Published on Dec 29, 2012

Joss Whedon Triumphant

In my opinion, 'The Avengers' was the pinacle of the superhero genre movie, a title that many felt was held by 'The Dark Knight', the second of Chris Nolan's Batman films. 'The Avengers' grossed over $1.15 billion dollars golbally. It was a blockbuster loved by critics and movie goers alike. Finally, Joss Whedon got a chance to shine on a major movie property. Whedon was able to show people what he does best, entertaining and intriguing us while displaying the interpersonal relationships between characters. He also shows his comic geek credentials with his amazing attention to detail of the source material. For my review of the film follow this link. As a fan of his work, I would like to thank Mr.Whedon for a great film and can't wait for his next project.

Jim Shooter Post and Tweets for the Holidays

Before these recent tweets, his last tweet was on March 30, 2012. On Christmas Eve Jim Shooter tweeted 4 messages. There was also a more complete message posted on Jim's blog which can be found here.

Below are the 4 tweets that appeared on Christmas Eve.

Jim Shooter @JamesCShooter
Merry Christmas or happy whichever holiday(s) may apply. The Year of Storms is almost over. May next year bring comfort and joy for all.

Jim Shooter @JamesCShooter
Thanks for the mostly kind attention and support you graciously gave me back when I had time to blog.

Jim Shooter @JamesCShooter
And, thank you to the justifiably cranky folks who chimed in when the occasion called for it.

Jim Shooter @JamesCShooter
Blogging was fun and I'll do it again someday if I can ever get my ducks lined up.

Its good to hear from him, I was getting worry for a moment there, and from the last tweet he even stated that he may even blog again someday. Hopefully these ducks don't put up too much of a fight and allow Mr. Shooter to bless us again with gems like Storytelling Lectures and Secret Origins posts that came be found on his blog.

Gail Simone you're fired and rehired, Huh!?!

This was a another bizarre series of events in DC New 52 era. Simone is removed as the writer of Batgirl, what made this really sad was that she was notified about this by email. Fans fumed, Simone was taken by complete surprise, but the story doesn't end there. Two weeks later she is reinstated as the writer of Batgirl. The turn around was mostly likely because of the Quatumn Leap project, where Dr. Sam Beckett leaps into one of DC's top brass and finds that Gail Simone no longer writing Batgirl is the thing that needed fixing. Shortly after righting this wrong our hero leaps out and all is well in the world. Or enough fan backlash and complaints made DC see the light. I like the Quatumn Leap explanation better. Glad you're back on Batgirl Ms. Simone.

Disney Acquires Lucasfilm For $4B

This was one of the bigger surprises of 2012. Disney now has LucasArt, Marvel, and Pixar what's next? I'm not even going to try to guess. I didn't see this coming at all. The article I've linked to also mentions what this might mean to Darkhorse Comics who currently publish "Star Wars" Comics. One of the more interesting tidbits is in the video at the bottom of the article that has Disney CEO, Bob Iger stating that Star Wars Episode 7 will be released in 2015. Whoa, mind blown! Given Disney's current track record with the Marvel movies this may actually be a good thing. At least this trilogy has to be better than the last one, I am right, only time will tell.

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