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Neil Gaiman just released that he is currently writing a two-part Batman story called “What Ever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” which artist Andy Kubert (1602), will be drawing. Gaiman was very cryptic but did let out that the two issues would both be over-sized. Part one is set for a January 2009 release. What do you all think of this? Obviously Neil Gaiman swings for the fences every time and is something of a genre storytelling home-run king. I can’t say enough good things about him, and I can’t believe I didn’t see him in San Diego this year. I guess we’ll all just have to wait to hear more till he’s finished writing the story.

As our buddies (Now Eisner-Winning Buddies!) at Newsarama pointed out, the title is a reference to Alan Moore’s Superman issue titled “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” In which Moore closed the book on the Silver Age Superman and got the character ready for a re-boot by then-upcoming Superman writer John Byrne. Does this mean Superman is in a state of metamorphosis. Obviously the answer is yes, but

What kind of Batman do you think Neil Gaiman will create? Surreal like his Morpheus character (from the Sandman series), or maybe something grounded more in reality (not likely)? Write in and let us know by commenting below or emailing us at tips@pulpsecret.com.

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Wizard came out with the 200 greatest characters of all time, here is the top 25:

1. Wolverine
2. Batman
3. Spider-Man
4. Superman
5. The Joker
6. Rorschach
7. Captain America
8. Hellboy
9. Magneto
10. John Constantine
11. The Thing
12. Snake-Eyes
13. Kitty Pryde
14. Jesse Custer
15. Wonder Woman
16. Lex Luthor
17. Morpheus
18. Doctor Doom
19. The Hulk
20. Miracleman
21. Daredevil
22. Commissioner James Gordon
23. Yorick Brown
24. Marv
25. The Spirit

I think that it’s just one interpretation of the best superheroes of all-time. It just depends on what the basis of your rankings are. What makes the best character? The best writing? The best artwork? It’s very hard to make a perfect decision.

In case you hadn’t noticed I’ve added the domain charlesmschneider.com. So now the blog is being hosted on that site. The only difference is that the “.blogspot” is being dropped from the address. The website will still re-direct you to the proper location, so it’s not going to cause any problems with reading or finding the blog. It’s just going to make this a little bit simpler.

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