PODCAST | Birds of Prey Not Sexy Enough To Succeed? We dive into the controversy! PLUS: The Walking Dead is BACK.. but is anyone still watching? Star Wars: Clone Wars is BACK and everyone’s excited! And Picard steals the Winter TV spotlight! AND: Arrow rides off int the sunset…did it exceed fan expectations?
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The Walking Dead season 10: Andrea to return for Michonne’s emotional exit?
THE WALKING DEAD has a huge second half of season ten ahead of it as Michonne finally makes her exit – however fans believe the warrior’s final outing will also showcase the return of one hugely influential dead character, Andrea.
STAR WARS: CLONE WARS
Locke and Key
Segment 3: Arrow Series Finale
Green Lantern Arrow Scene Offers Brightest Day For Diggle
Confirming the Green Lantern Arrow spoilers from earlier, now the episode has aired offering perhaps a brightest day for John Diggle.
David Ramsey as Diggle narrates the ending where, as he gets ready to move to Metropolis (Crisis merged the Tyler Hoechlin Superman and Supergirl universe and all The CW DC characters into one Earth) he sees something fall from the sky, which blasts him back. Diggle gets up and it’s a green glowing box; however, the Green Lantern ring is never shown, just as the spoilers described, and nothing is said and Diggle is never shown as a member of the Green Lantern Corps.
Aside from the green light, the only hint it’s Green Lantern related is when Diggle says in regards to the death of Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen: “Because if the past eight years have shown us anything, is that this universe is far bigger than any of us could have dared imagine… even if it is a little less bright without him in it.”
Regarding why Green Lantern wasn’t allowed to be used, we know there have been plans in place for movies and TV series, as the Green Lantern HBO Max series was recently announced. Geoff Johns has also been supposedly developing a GL movie with Hal
Jordan and John Stewart, as it’s listed on his production website, and I’ve been told J.J. Abrams wants to tackle Green Lantern as well.
Of course, there is also the fact that the 2011 movie starring Ryan Reynolds bombed big time, so the live-action version of the character has been placed on the backburner ever since. The Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover did tease Green Lantern, as I revealed over the Summer that Crisis would be connect everything DC including the movies, TV and streaming services, especially with the upcoming launch of HBO Max. What’s unclear is if that Crisis appearance is referencing the Ryan Reynolds movie or the HBO Max series. WB obviously also put the kibosh on Ramsey suiting up as GL for Crisis.
It’s also doubtful that David Ramsey will be suiting up for the HBO Max series, as it’s also guessed the HBO Max series is all-new and original and not a part of the Arrowverse. Ramsey recently said he’s excited about the Green Lantern HBO Max series.
I suppose since Diggle is moving to Metropolis there could always be a shot of
seeing Diggle appear in the new Tyler Hoechlin Superman & Lois series that is coming to The CW, so there is that.
Segment 4: Spin The Comics To Movie Racks
Graphic novel sales rose 16.1% in bookstores in 2019
While graphic novel sales were down slightly in comics shops in 2019, in bookstores they were up 16.1%, and helped buoy book sales over all, according to a report by Jim Milliot in Publishers Weekly.
Other positive trends in adult fiction were the continued strength of graphic novels, where units rose 16.1%, and the rebound in horror/occult/psychological segment, where units increased 16.6%. Science fiction had the largest decline among the adult fiction genres, with units down 19.7%. The smaller westerns segment saw units fall 17.2%, and unit sales of romance novels declined 12.4%. While print sales of science fiction and romance continue to endure annual double digit declines since the advent of e-books, mystery/detective, another segment that has suffered, had a relatively mild 3.5% decline in unit sales.