Obsessive Comics Disorder #33: “A Script Run, Looking For 3 More Hulks”

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This week’s show is on the edge of a fury of comic goodness this weekend, with Friday being the release of Thor and Saturday being Free Comic Book Day!  Make sure you head out to your local comic book shop and load up on comics!

Thanks again to MapHook for sponsoring this episode!  Go to http://www.maphook.com and tell us where you want to see Thor at to win the Hardcover of Jonathan Hickman’s “Ultimate Comics: Thor” – a great Thor comic for those that do not know anything about the character.

This Just In:

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY THIS SATURDAY!
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Avengers movie shuts down due to script theft
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/05/02/avengers-script-theft-samuel-l-jackson/

The Avengers movie was rumored to be put on hold as it was discovered that a copy of the script (supposedly belonging to Samuel Jackson) was stolen and that the buyer was attempting to sell it to other parties. This rumor turned out to be false, but there are still rumors of rewrites of particular sections

Brian Michael Bendis to write the Marvel MMO, which will be free to play.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=32112

Marvel announced that its upcoming MMO, which has been in development for a year, will be written by Brian Michael Bendis. Additionally, they stunned the press by mentioning that the game has been designed from the ground up to be free-to-play, and that players will play existing Marvel characters as opposed to making their own. Players will act as these characters as they go throughout the events in Marvel’s history.

Jonathan Hickman to write “Ultimate Comics: Ultimates”
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=32136

Hickman, along with artist Esad Ribic will debut a new Ultimates series starting in August. The series will be an ongoing series designed to help the “Ultimate Comics Universe Reborn” banner that several yet-to-be named titles will ship under. This will follow the “Death of Spider-Man” and “Ultimate Comics: Fallout” events and will show the part that the Ultimates play after the death Spider-Man and in a world where America needs superheroes to fill in gaps left by the military.

Updates:
Improvements to the Website
New “Bonus” Content
“Project Superfan”

Digital Ink:
Chris: Annihilation #1 (Marvel Comics App, Free)
Cathi: Let’s Be Friends Again (http://www.letsbefriendsagain.com/2008/09/30/hello-world/)

Book Club!  This Month: Axe Cop Vol. 1 (Dark Horse)

Off The Shelf:

Pick o’ the Week: (Cathi) Batman Detective Comics #876. Hungry City.
(Chris) Action Comics #900

Batman, incorporated, #5. Desire the Right.
The Mighty Thor. #1.
The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde, #1.

Brightest Day #24
Avengers #12.1
Amazing Spider-Man #659
The Flash #11
FF #2
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #1
Gotham City Sirens #22
Batman #709

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