ICv2: THE BUSINESS OF GEEK CULTURE
Column by Steve Bennett
July 29, 2015

This week Bennett reviews several recent Archie launches, notes a Mexican comic starring Donald Trump, and wishes Bugs a happy birthday.

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Reports Say Multi-Picture Deal Is Done
July 29, 2015
Reports from Hollywood indicate that Chris Pine has signed a deal with Warner Bros. to appear as Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman movie that Patty Jenkins is directing.
Biggest Expansion Yet for the Classic Sci-Fi RPG
July 29, 2015
James M. Ward has authorized Goodman Games to publish Metamorphosis Alpha: Epsilon City , a huge expansion for the starship Warden that is the biggest expansion for the original 1976 RPG to date.
Due in 2016
July 28, 2015
Captain Action Enterprises, in cooperation with veteran game designers Harold Sipe and Meg Stivison, announced a new Captain Action Card Game that will be released in 2016.
Second Marvel-Based Series
July 28, 2015
The second Marvel Comics-based Netflix series, Jessica Jones , will debut in the fourth quarter of 2015, most likely in either November or December.
New Photos & Confirmation That 'Mercy Graves' Will Appear
July 28, 2015
With excitement already starting to build for the Q1 2016 release of Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice , Warner Bros. released three new photos from the production.
Will Get 'First Look' Option on Z2 Properties
July 28, 2015
Josh Frankel, the publisher of Z2 Comics, and indie filmmaker Sridhar Reddy have announced the formation of a new production company, Modern Prometheus.
Includes Shots With Monica Baccarin (Copycat) & Brianna Hildebrand (NTW)
July 28, 2015
A trio of images from Tim Miller’s Deadpool movie show the Merc with a Mouth in full fighting gear and with two of his female co-stars .
#1 Manga Property According to ICv2
July 28, 2015
Kodansha USA has over 2.5 million copies of the English language edition of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga series in print.
From the USA Network
July 28, 2015
The cable-based USA Network has ordered a pilot based on the Brooklyn Animal Control comic book written by J.T. Petty and published by IDW.
New In-Continuity Teenage Spider-Man Series
July 28, 2015
Marvel Comics has unveiled some of artist Nick Bradshaw’s interior pages for Spidey #1, the new, in-continuity Spider-Man series that Robbie Thompson is writing .
As the Marvel 'Star Wars' Machine Rolls On
July 28, 2015
The first trade paperback collection of Marvel’s new Star Wars series will have a first printing between 200,000 and 250,000 copies.
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