Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Three shots of news to round out the week that was, assembled right here when it comes to THE CRUNCH.
  • Warner Bros/DC are going all out to steal marketshare from Disney/Marvel across the board. Variety reports the WB is launching a line of Supergirl apparel to take a chunk out of Disney's $4 billion a year juggernaut brand Princess. The Supergirl range will be fronted by five-time gymnastics Olympic medalist Nastia Liukin, backed by JCPenny, and follow other recent initiatives; Supergirl Jam, an all-girls action sports competition and music festival, and the inaugural Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup, to honor the accomplishments of young, rising female gymnasts. More 'girl power' after the Jump.

  • As a massive fan (and recovering addict) of the world of Final Fantasy VII, it was cool to see ComicsAlliance mark the release of Final Fantasy XIII with a list of gifts the hit franchise has given fans of comics, like the cartoon voice of Brave and The Bold's Aquaman; John DiMaggio. One glaring ommission from the list: an actual FFVII comic, complete with Sephiroth of course. Jump

  • Speaking of Final Fantasy fans, did you see in the full DC solicitations for Wonder Woman #600, the milestone issues art team includes one Joe Madureira? The guy whose 'east meets west' illustration style defined the 90's X-Men, on an issue of Wonder Woman (no doubt complete with a handful of gods and demons) could be just the kick in the pants needed to get new readers on the book. For how 'Joe Mad!' draws Diana, well just check this out;

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