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Howard the Duck #1, the seventh-best-selling comic title in comic stores in March (and the seventh-best-selling Marvel), sold nearly 86,000 copies, or around 17% more than the best-selling DC, the videogame tie-in Batman Arkham Knight #1, which sold around 73,000.
Up at the top of the chart, it looks like Star Wars is going to settle over 150,000; the third issue racked up over 161,000 copies in first-month sales in the #2 slot, almost identical to the sales of #2. That would make it the #1 title in many months, giving Marvel another franchise title with reliably strong sales.
The first issue of Princess Leia was the top title in March, with over 253,000 copies sold, a hair below Darth Vader #1 last month, but continuing a string of huge launches in the Star Wars family for Marvel.
Bad Robot Productions struck back this morning at Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder with a mashup of its own: a video officially revealing of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars: Episode VII. This time, however, it’s not a mynock attached to the underside of the “hunka junk,” but rather another even more familiar stowaway.
Snyder launched the joking back and forth with J.J. Abrams’ production banner during Comic-Con International, when he tweeted a photo of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill as “Super Jedi.” That was followed in August by a shot of Batman and R2-D2 in a desert landscape. Bad Robot responded to the latter with a mashup of its own, depicting a cape-wearing C-3PO standing watch over Gotham.
The running gag seemingly came to a head on Friday, when Snyder addressed rumors that the Batmobile had been stolen from the film’s Detroit set with an image of a Stormtrooper being placed into a police cruiser. But clearly Bad Robot and Lucasfilm have taken the game to another level with this unveiling.
Arriving Dec. 18, 2015, Star Wars: Episode VII stars franchise veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker, joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie.
Hot on the heels of its ratings success with “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” the Cartoon Network is looking to strike while the iron is hot and add more original animated content to their line-up.
First up will be a new Saturday morning series based on the popular Hot Wheels toy line, called “Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5.”
According to Variety, the move is in keeping with chief content creator Rob Sorcher’s desire to cultivate boys’ action and adventure shows, with an emphasis on bankable brands like Batman and Star Wars.
The new animated series will be produced by Nelvana and Vancouver’s Nerd Corp Entertainment. The series is set to debut early in 2009.
On a related note, there is also a potential Hot Wheels movie in development. Sony Pictures is currently toying with the idea and looking at Joel Silver to produce.
On the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good and evil, fans young and old will join such favorite characters as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin’s padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister villains — led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous — are poised to rule the galaxy.