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By David Pepose and FriendsApple's Digital Comics Reader (and, ya know, other stuff) Sells 50k+ in 2 hours: According to Fortune.CNN, the iPad sold 51,000 units in its first two hours on pre-order. With an estimated 300,000 units available on ship date, the device could very well sell out of its initial shipment in one business day. It was also announced this week that the iPad's new iBooks store will have a "prominently featured" section for Comics and Graphic Novels, though no specific publishers were mentioned yet. Just In Case You Need to Arrange Your Avengers Movies by Continuity: POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT... maybe. Latino Review has a two-part sneak peek at the upcoming Thor flick, which deals especially with the continuity of the movie in regards to where it falls between the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2. "In the script we make mention of gamma radiation and one of the scientist characters," Latino Review's source says. "I think Stellan Skarsgard's Professor Ford recalls, “There was brilliant scientist (Bruce Banner). He was a genius with gamma radiation and somehow S.H.I.E.L.D. made him disappear.” There's also some dishing on the departure of former Fandrall Stuart Townsend, as well as a projected date for a trailer.
Frank Miller Slings Digital Ink: Creator Frank Miller has started his brand new web site, and for his inaugural post, he talks about Brittany Murphy, who played Shellie in the film adaptation of Sin City. The post is honest, urbane, and above all else, has Miller's undeniable voice to it. "It's awful - it's utterly revolting - to see her legacy drowned in chatter about drug abuse," Miller wrote. "I testify that I never saw a hint of any such drug use on the set, nor anywhere else. And I wouldn't give a damn if every last scurrilous rumor about her were true. Brittany Murphy was a superb actress. Nothing else about her is anybody's damn business."
Follow Friday: J. JONAH JAMESON: JJJ doesn't use Caps Lock -- that would imply that the capitalization could ever be unlocked. But if you're looking for some Twitter comedy, @JJONAHJAMESON is perfect for getting all-caps anger in 140 characters or less.
"ON MY WAY HOME IN THE BACK OF A CAB AND THAT WALL-CRAWLER SWOOSHES OVERHEAD ON HIS WEB AND LORD DO I WISH I HAD A MISSILE LAUNCHER."
"NICK FURY JUST STORMED PAST OUR BOOTH AT THE ALGONQUIN'S BAR AND IS DEMANDING THREE HOSTESSES AND A FLIGHT OF WHISKEY... GOD BLESS THAT AMERICAN PATRIOT."
Or, if you're looking for timeliness: "MY FAVORITE COREY IS DEAD AND SPIDER-MAN IS SOMEHOW RESPONSIBLE, I'M SURE OF IT. SOMEONE GET PARKER IN HERE AND GET TRAVEL ON THE HORN." Apparently, when it comes to JJJ, it's never "too soon."
We've got Isaac Perlmutter's number: Forbes has posted its rankings of the world's billionaires, and Marvel's Isaac Perlmutter, fresh off a deal from Disney, is strutting his stuff with $1.6 billion. The best part? Eagle-eyed geek readers will note that Perlmutter's ranking is #616. Either there's a comics fan on staff at Forbes, or the universe works in mysterious ways.
Would Jesus Have Heat Vision or Batarangs?: America Magazine has a theological look at superheroes, specifically wondering WWJAA (Who was Jesus' Alter Ego?), Superman or Batman? "Jesus was human, so he is more like Batman or Iron Man, only better," a youth told Rev. Richard Leonard. Robert Downey Jr. will be so pleased to hear him say that. That said, if I recall correctly, Jesus did a lot of things that were, shall we say, extra-human, like walking on water and turning water into wine... something I don't think Bruce Wayne would have. (Also -- Death of Superman? Rebirth of Superman? Although based on previews for the Return of Bruce Wayne, I'd say Bats might actually have him beat on the resurrection scale.) Still, unless I missed the book where Jesus breaks a guy's leg in a pit of mud in a fit of near psychotic rage, I'm going to go with Superman here.
Geekgasms Commence: Summer Glau, star of “Firefly”, “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and inappropriate thoughts from Lucas, has landed a role in NBC’s new super-hero show “The Cape”. According to EW and The Hollywood Reporter, she’ll play an “investigative blogger”. Obviously, that would make the character a spiritual cousin of historical antecedent Lois Lane, but one wonders what dangers a blogger character might face. The cable is out? Tripping over your overweight cat on the way down the stairs? (Ooops, that’s Troy’s danger.) Adventure awaits!