CREATOR OF ‘THE 99′ IS DEFIANT IN THE FACE OF ISLAMIC STATE DEATH THREAT
Back in July, representatives for Islamic State, the jihadist group sometimes referred to as ISIS, or ISIL, publicly called for the death of Dr. Naif al-Mutawa, the creator of The 99, a Muslim comic about 99 young heroes who reflect the 99 attributes ascribed to Allah in the Quran.
In a column published in the United Arab Emirates newspaper The National, al-Mutawa explained that the calls for his death originated from a fatwa that was issued based on “false accusations and misstatements” from an “ambulance chaser.”
THE ‘BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN’ BATMOBILE WAS STOLEN… BY A STORMTROOPER (SORT OF, NOT REALLY)
By Jacob Hall
A pretty wacky rumor sprung up over the weekend. It seems that, according to certain sources, the Batmobile from ‘Batman vs Superman‘ had been stolen from the set, which meant that some car thief was driving around Detroit in their brand new tank. The rumor was quickly put to rest, but not before director Zack Snyder was able to joke about it.
And that tweet is kinda’ worth the whole rumor being started in the first place.
Detroit police spokesman Sgt. Michael Woody said that police confirmed with producers of “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” that the vehicle has not been stolen, a rumor that proliferated on the web and social media on Friday.
“The Batmobile is safe in the Batcave where it belongs,” Woody said.
Superhero Trading Cards of the 90s
We’ve got the complete 2010-2012 run of Secret Avengers on sale TODAY ONLY!
I can’t even believe the list of creators who worked on these 39 issues: Warren Ellis (warrenellis), Rick Remender, Ed Brubaker, Matteo Scalera, Jamie McKelvie (mckelvie), Nick Spencer (nickspencerly), Mike Deodato Jr, Clayton Cowles, and more that I’m sure I’m forgetting.
Featuring a team made up at various times of Hawkeye, Spider-Man Moon Knight, Cap, Black Widow, Ant-Man, and more, I’m amazed this run isn’t talked about more.