Free Comic Book Day and Notable Comic News

It is an exciting time to read comic books. This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. Make sure you go and check out your local comic book store. In addition to some firm Free Comic Book day favourites, like The Simpsons, Transformers, Teen Titans, TMNT and Sonic, there are issues from Avengers, the rather racy Goldilocks, Convergence and even Captain Canuck. Yes Captain Canuck, Candian’s answer to Captain America. Find out more about the comics here.

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But it is not just comic books. The Age of Ultron is in theatres. The Batman vs Superman trailer was released. Jared Leto’s Joker picture was released.

And then there was X-Men: Apocalypse. Bryan Singer tweeted a picture of Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Was it this one?

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Or this one?

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I have to feel a little bit of sympathy for Smit-McPhew, sorry Smit-McPhee, and not just because of his name. Alan Cummings was amazing as the previous Nightcrawler, or shall we say the adult Nightcrawler. Unfortunately for Nanny-McPhee, sorry Smit-McPhee, he looks a little like a cosplayer dressed up as Nightcrawler. Interestingly enough, the picture or pictures then started to disappear from the internet leaving it as a vague memory. Maybe a prank gone wrong? A photoshop mistake accidentally released? Looking back at it, maybe Leto wasn’t actually appearing as the Joker, maybe he was merely reacting to Smitty-Gate, sorry Smit-Phew, no wait…whatever.

Jared Leto as Joker

Oh well, time to focus on the positives. This was a good Nightcrawler:

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Take home message: Visit Free Comic Book Day this Saturday.