“I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.” – Ray Bradbury

§ January 5th, 2015 § Filed under predictions, reader participation § 51 Comments

It’s once again that time at the ol’ Progressive Ruin Dot Com Comics Discussion Parlor and Prognostication Palace for you to predict what waits for us in the funnybook industry in this, the Year of Jack Our Lord 2015. Please put your predictions in the comments section for this post, whilst following these most simple of rules:

1. Don’t read the other predictions before entering your own.

2. Don’t criticize other people’s predictions.

3. Don’t predict any real person’s death.

4. Limit of three predictions per person, please!

2015 is already underway, some of you may have noticed, so get your predictions in quick before they shockingly come to pass!

Of course, this also means I’m going to start covering your predictions from last time over the next, oh, say, three or four months, so you might want to prepare a meal or three to keep your energy up as you read all 500,000 words I’m about to dump on you.

Again, please put your forecasts into my comments section for this post, and after a few days I’ll lock everything away and see how we all did next year. Thanks in advance for what always turns out to be some very enthusiastic participation from you, my swell readers.

Back to the Future #4 (1992) – art by Gil Kane

51 Responses to ““I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.” – Ray Bradbury”

  • Jack Feerick says:

    — Scott McCloud’s THE SCULPTOR will be shortlisted for the National Book Award

    — Raina Telgemeier will be awarded a McArthur Genius grant

    — Somewhat more pessimistically: The marvel movie bubble will develop some leaks. ANT-MAN will underperform at the box office, leading to a shake-up in the slate of upcoming films. BLACK PANTHER will be made as a miniseries for Netflix, with a drastically lower budget, while the INHUMANS and CAPTAIN MARVEL movies will be scrubbed entirely. (I would be delighted to be proved wrong about this.)

  • William Burns says:

    Ms. Marvel goes to 4 dollars, and I start following it in trade.

    Sandman: Overture will not finish by the end of 2015.

    Sterling Silver Comics is a major success!

  • Someone will be offended by something that happens at a convention or is posted online.

    Roughly 50% of the time the something really will be offensive.

    There will be much volatile discussion of the someone and/or the something online.

  • Steven Rowe says:

    1) the direct market will continue to slowly shrink
    2) more retailers will start taking last weeks stock and setting up in flea markets or “antique” malls in areas without comic shops
    3) Some company will renumber a comic, and it’s sales will go down, not up.

  • Steven Rowe says:

    (oops, did I really say “it’s” instead of “its”?)

  • Kurt Onstad says:

    Sterling Silver Comics opens its first satellite store in Eugene, Oregon. (Don’t worry, I’m pretty sure I know someone willing to manage it for you…)

  • Jer says:

    Marvel’s Secret Wars event this summer will turn out to be weird and unsatisfying.

    DC’s Convergence event this spring will turn out to be weird and unsatisfying.

    DC will try to soft-reboot their universe again after moving their offices out west. But they’ll screw it up.

    Marvel will continue giving head-fakes about a Crisis-style reboot of their titles, but they’ll go for something softer in the end that will let them clean up a few messes that have been made without making a giant reboot mess like DC manages to do every decade or so.

    Ant-man will be the movie that finally allows people to say that having the Marvel Studios name on a movie doesn’t guarantee a hit as it underperforms the expectations people have for it (though it will end up doing reasonably well for a freaking Ant-man movie). Everyone will start talking about how the superhero bubble has burst and how Hollywood needs to find something new. (But you can go ahead and put down that my 2016 predictions will include Captain America 3 breaking some kind of records and having everyone talking about how superhero movies are awesome again, because that’s how movie reporting tends to go.)

    The CW will introduce a character into Arrow/Flash as a backdoor pilot for another spinoff series. Not sure what it will be, but I’d be surprised if they weren’t brainstorming a third spinoff for the CW at this point. (It should be Wonder Woman, but it won’t be.)

  • Brian says:

    1. Following the end of his AVENGERS runs and the conclusion of the SUPERIOR arc, Jonathan Hickman takes over as the writer of IRON MAN and actually manages to portray Tony Stark as a real futurist (as well as surprising folks in the twists taken as writer in his first real solo Marvel book)…

    2. After CONVERGENCE, DC Comics rebrands their “New 52” books into two competing lines: one set published out of NYC follows the old continuity while another published out of LA follows the new continuity. “East Side” versus “West Side” leads to much fantasy violence in annual crossovers – the Teen Titans are the first to have caps put into their asses…

    3. GOTHAM is quickly shown to be happening in a parallel universe to the Batman we’re used to, when young Bruce Wayne is killed, Oswald Cobblepot become the Joker, Renee Montoya grows a broomhandle mustache, and Jim Gordon becomes a bat…

  • Brian says:

    1. Following the end of his AVENGERS runs and the conclusion of the SUPERIOR arc, Jonathan Hickman takes over as the writer of IRON MAN and actually manages to portray Tony Stark as a real futurist (as well as surprising folks in the twists taken as writer in his first real solo Marvel book)…

    2. After CONVERGENCE, DC Comics rebrands their “New 52” books into two competing lines: one set published out of NYC follows the old continuity while another published out of LA follows the new continuity. “East Side” versus “West Side” leads to much fantasy violence in annual crossovers – the Teen Titans are the first to have caps put into their asses…

    3. GOTHAM is quickly shown to be happening in a parallel universe to the Batman we’re used to, when young Bruce Wayne is killed, Oswald Cobblepot become the Joker, Renee Montoya grows a broomhandle mustache, and Jim Gordon becomes a bat…

  • Brian says:

    (pardon the double-posting there – my mouse is busted and seems to skip-click itself often, so I apparently double-pressed the ‘Submit Comment’ button twice by accident when pressing it – here’s hoping that I don’t accidentally submit this apology twice!)

  • Erik says:

    The Tumblr-verse will explode in outrage over an offensive storyline in a Marvel or DC book. Six weeks later we will have forgotten all about whatever it is we were so worked up about.

  • Signal Watch says:

    In the wake of the move to LA and the routine failure of New 52 titles not featuring Superman and/or Batman, “Convergence” will conclude with the launch of a multiverse of DCU’s for readers to pick from. DC’s continuing success with the DC Originals licensed products will drive a secondary DCU that’s more all-ages than the New 52 content, and we will see a return of red shorts Superman a gold-tiara’d Wonder Woman who is more likely to use the lasso than swords.

    Somehow, DC will still make a mess of this. Probably by decaptitating the Wonder Twins in the first issue.

  • Interstate Shogun says:

    – the new Star Wars movie will suck even more than Episode 1. It’ll make 2 billion at the box office, though. Marvel’s Star Wars comics will also pretty much suck too.

    -my Sandman Overture prediction. I correctly predicted last year that the series would not end in 2014 and the odds are about even that it could run on into 2016, culminating in a gold plated Absolute Edition with hand tooled leather pages by JH Williams and an original haiku personally inscribed by Gaiman himself.

    Let me take a moment and write you a haiku, Mike, from your pal Shogun:

    Progressive Ruin
    O Captain my captain
    Since 1969…

    -The Ant Man movie will sink the Marvel movie franchises.

    Be safe out there, kids.

  • ExistentialMan says:

    1) Image will capture 10% of the comics unit or dollar share for at least six months* in 2015. I’m going to keep making this prediction until it comes true.

    *None of these will be months in which Marvel releases a new Star Wars title.

    2) Mike will discover a couple spooning on the floor of the graphic novel section of Sterling Silver Comics. Even though he tries hard not to run “that” kind of business.

    3) Arrow and Flash get renewed for new seasons. Constantine gets the axe. Marvel’s Netflix shows are successful. Bendis’ Powers show bombs. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter both get renewed. Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Jackson team-up for a five-picture Swamp-Thing deal.

  • Chris Gumprich says:

    1. Some long-forgotten independent comic will be turned into a TV series that will debut with huge expectations only to flop and be forgotten. (My vote is for either “MAZE Agency” or “Detectives Inc”)

    2. DC will reboot 75% of the New 52 line, reverting back to a bizarre mix of pre-Crisis and post-Zero Hour. The other 25% of the line will remain in the New 52 Universe, now strangely depopulated.

    3. After the massive success of “Chip Zdarsky’s HOWARD THE DUCK”(*), Marvel Studios will rush a feature film into production. (Whether or not it is released will be for a future new year’s prediction.)

    (*- I don’t mean to slight Joe Quinones’ work on HtD, I just really like saying “Chip Zdarsky”)

  • James says:

    1. The end of Snyder and Capullo on Batman will be announced. (contract is up on #50…around next April with Convergence and September “event”) I hope I’m wrong, but I just have a feeling on this one.

    2. Speaking of hope, the revamped Green Lantern family of titles will feature a Blue Lantern book.

    3. The Black Beetle Necrologue will finally be released, and it will prove to be well worth the wait.

  • Andrew says:

    1. The first TV DC Multiverse is established when Justin Hartley’s Green Arrow crosses universes to appear on “The Flash.”

    2. Three of the four Star Wars comics will be canceled. Two will be said to have been mini-series from the beginning, no fooling.

    3. The Fantastic Four movie bombs so hard that Fox ends up throwing the rights back to Disney. Spiteful “Let’s see you do anything better” optional. Hulk vs. Thing movie goes on to earn all the money.

    I wanted to toss something in about Marvel reprinting some of the best/most noteworthy of the Dark Horse Star Wars stuff, but that’s already been solicited.

  • googum says:

    1. Marvel/Disney will continue pulling support from X-Men and Fantastic Four, unless they can extort come to better terms with Fox. They may even leave Wolverine dead for the time being; in the meantime it’ll be Avengers, Avengers, Avengers.

    2. Both Squirrel Girl and that pre-52 DC thing will give fans exactly what they say they want, yet not sell as well as the crossovers fans say they hate.

    3. The second issue drop on Star Wars is going to be brutal. Can’t think of a way to put a positive spin on that one.

  • Adam says:

    1. Fantagraphics will announce a collection of some other property that I will have to buy and which will continue the annihilation of my wallet that started with their Peanuts collection. Since Fantagraphics has already done Krazy Kat and Pogo, my money is on pre-Popeye Thimble Theater.

    2. Backdoor pilot for another DC show, this time on Flash. Given the show’s focus on time travel, I’ll say Booster Gold.

    3. Fans will insist the DC will reboot the New 52 back to pre-Flashpoint status. DC will not do so.

  • Bobber says:

    1) Tom Welling and Erica Durance will star in a new CW series, Metropolis. All DC movie projects cancelled.

    2) Having run out of “metal” names, the new 52 era will be renamed the “Sewage Age.”

    3) Dogs and cats, living in sin.

  • Jerry Smith says:

    – Avengers II will turn out to be the biggest movie of all time.

    – Ant Man will not.

    – Marvel will push their Spider-Man and X-titles up to $4.99 per book and increase the page count. DC will do the same with the Batman books. This will work in the short term, but fail miserably when both companies try to do this with the rest of their line in 2016.

    – More comic book shows will appear on television, including Supergirl, Teen Titans, Starman and the Creeper. None of these heroes will have a costume or fly.

    – Marvel will give up on relaunches (kind of) and declare all titles as “seasons,” running from January to December. They may or may not number the books, but everything will be relaunched every year from now on. Aw, who am I kidding? Could Marvel resist putting a new #1 on every book every January? The “season” books will be numbered 1-12 (or more) every year.

  • Dave Carter says:

    1. We will get a LEGO Batman comic from DC, likely as a digital-first offering.

    2. The Fantastic Four movie will not stink, but will nevertheless underperform at the box office.

    3. We will get a Complete Matt Howarth’s Bugtown reprint project. (Hey, I can dream, can’t I?)

  • Michael Grabowski says:

    1. One of DC’s special cover months will be actor-in-costume photos augmented with artistic elements. Some of the images and actors will be from films or television shows currently in production.

    2. IDW publishes Moore/Bissette/Totleben Swamp Thing Artists Edition, with the promising subtitle Volume 1.

    3. Comixology stops supporting ios 5.1, stops working on 1st gen iPads, and then the next day offers all Fantagraphics Books at half-off. (More of a dreaded personal nightmare than a prediction, I suppose.)

  • demoncat_4 says:

    1 dc will finaly decide the new 52 did not work and do a crisis and bring back the old dc universe. marvel will anounce that neil will begin picking up where he left off on miracle man. 3 dc will launch both a suicide squad tv show and new comic with swamp thing as a member. dc will finaly let see print the legendary rick veitch story where swamp thing meets jesus. in a new trade of his swamp thing work. ragman will finaly get another shot of being a dc big gun in his own mini.

  • demoncat_4 says:

    the constatine tv series managing to survive will have john cross paths with swamp thing.

  • James says:


    Wolverine will come back to life. However he will promptly die from a heart attack when he finds out Marvel is publishing Uncanny Inhumans.

  • 1: DC Comics moves to Burbank California proves disastrous. Their “Convergence” event undersell (except for Swamp Thing and Harley Quinn, maybe Jean-Paul Valley’s Batman). The move was incredibly more costly than they thought and Time Warner isn’t interested in bailing them out. A massive Kickstarter/Patreon/Indiegogo is launched to save DC Comics and help them buy furniture, office supply and pay their moving bills.

    2: Marvel continues to publish off beat superhero titles to critical acclaim with very low sales. Bizarre titles like Man-Thing, Aunt May Fantastic Adventures and Lockjaw and friends begins outselling the big Marvel event titles like Secret Wars and everyone is surprised.

    3: The concept of “The Big two”, which normally referred to Marvel and DC becomes outdated. We now refer to “The Big Five” as: Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphics, Image, IDW and Dark Horse. They dominate the sales chart in 2015.

    Bonus Round: Marvel publishes only Avengers titles, Everyone and everything is an Avengers. Including their furniture catalog: Furniture Avengers

  • Tim O'Neil says:

    Rather than predicting that one of the many comic book movies released this year will flop and bring the whole edifice down with it (everyone’s favorite prediction for fifteen years running!), I will say that they will all continue to do good-to-great business, and the whole thing will keep rolling into the future as planned.

    Charles Soule will take me up on my challenge and write Quasar, somewhere or other.

  • Mike Nielsen says:

    1) We will get at least 1 new Showcase Presents volume in 2015.

    2) It will not be Showcase Presents Tomahawk or Showcase Presents Rex the Wonder Dog.

    3) I will buy said Showcase Presents, but not as happily as I would Tomahawk or Rex the Wonder Dog…

  • DavidG says:

    1. Ant man will be a hit, finally ending the Paul Rudd jinx.

    2. DC will release yet another unsatisfactory movie that will look crappy next to Marvel.

    3. I will not buy a monthly comic book as they are pretty much unreadable.

  • Darius Smith says:

    –MARVELs will cost $5/copy!

    –DC will focus on 99-cent digital copies

    –SPAWN 250 will outsell SPAWN 1

  • Pedro de Pacas says:

    Howard the Duck will get a new ongoing series, which will last 11 issues.

    Agents of SHIELD will be renewed for a third season, which will be it’s last.

    The Flash TV series will continue to be super awesome. DC’s movies will continue to suck.

    After the Fantastic Four movie bombs, Fox will outsourcing the franchise to Marvel Studios and allow use of their characters in crossover films.

    Wolverine will return to the living, after being revealed to be stuck in a cocoon at the bottom of Jamaica Bay.

  • Tim B. says:

    1. The Fantastic Four Movie will make $1 more than it cost, Fox will triumphantly annouce it’s the first part of a trilogy, as well as a slew of spin off films which are pretty much thtem trolling Ike Perlmutter. H.E.R.B.I.E. goes banannas is the only title I can think of.

    As a reesult:

    2. Marvel cancel The Fantastic Four and launch Phantatsic Phore, a comic featuring Inhuman FF analogs that gets fast-tracked into movie development with the film called ‘4’, Perlmutter believing that there’s no way anyone can trademark or copyrignt a single number.

    3. In Age of Ultron characters keep on talking about how Tony Stark invented an indestructible metal called Adamantium all by himself. After the destruction of Ultron the film ends with Stark declaring that there’s enough Adamantium left to make a skeleton whilst looking at the camera archly. Post credit scene is said skeleton giving the finger to a passing fox.

  • David Alexander McDonald says:

    I was hilariously wrong last year, so let’s see if I can be equally as horribly wrong this year. I wasn’t 100% wrong, mind you, but I went with the faithless crowd on Guardians.

    1) DC. Dan DiDio will remain with the company, but Geoff Johns will depart after the move to California is complete, seduced away by the film industry. A new Dan DiDio-penned title will come out towards the end of the year and surprise everybody by selling like Justin Bieber records. Constantine is canceled, finally, and Gotham picked up, though retooled. Arrow and Flash continue to do well, and a third CW/DC show joins them. Supergirl debuts on CBS to middling ratings…but does sometimes fly. Convergence flops, the New 52 overall struggles to stay afloat, but thanks to Convergence gets a stay of execution due to Justice League #52 being pushed outward. DC will continue to expand digital titles and try to get traction with the OGNs, but fail. DCE will quietly remove several films from the roster, one of which will be Wonder Woman.

    2) Marvel. Ike Perlmutter will finally piss off the right Disney honcho and be quietly “retired.” He’ll spend his sunset years swimming in pools of dollar bills. Business at Marvel Comics will mostly return to normal, fans will still bitch about Dan Slott, yet still buy the books. After convincing everybody that they’re not doing a Crisis-style reboot, Marvel will do a Crisis-style reboot. Readers will roll their eyes, expecting another Heroes Reborn. Avengers: Age Of Ultron will do great business, but it won’t catch up to the first film. Ant-Man won’t bomb, but it won’t be spectacular either — Hulk-level business, possibly, maybe as well as the first Thor. Commentary will ensue about the death of the superhero film and how the Marvel mojo has finally worn off. Sensible people will point out the truth…it will be ignored. Agents Of SHIELD will be renewed by the skin of its teeth again, and Agent Carter will get more episodes. Daredevil gets raves and viewers, but also a lot of snarking about how it’s just like the Daredevil in that Hulk TV movie because black costume FAIIILLLL and once again the facts will not impinge. Squirrel Girl gets her own TV show, possibly featuring Howard The Duck. Her comic does unfortunate numbers, sadly. Fox’s Fantastic Four dies sad and lonely.

    3) Mike Sterling succeeds beyond his wildest expectations. In December 2015 Michael Uslan pays the store a visit and signs Mike up to executive produce a brand new big-budget Swamp Thing movie from the script he’s been working on for twenty years. The resulting income allows him to finally buy that Adrienne Barbeau RealDoll he’s been wanting for the past decade.

  • Scott Rowland says:

    1) DC’s Convergence event will lead to an “Earth-2” like book taking place in the pre-New 52 DCU, confusing everyone.

    2) Marvel will reach an agreement of some kind with Fox regarding the movie rights to some of the characters, after considering how much potential revenue was lost because the Batman TV show was held up in rights issues for so long. An Avengers vs X-Men movie will be the first project announced, and the post credit teasers of the Marvel movies that come out will be about the assembling of the X-Men as anti-mutant hysteria increases.

    3) Sterling Silver Comics will be nominated for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing award (or whatever it’s actually called), but will be disqualified because on a surprise inspection, the judges will discover the life-size Swamp Thing Statue that has been put towards the back of the store is actually a functioning compost heap not a statue at all. Sterling Silver Comics will then win a Champion of the Environment award from the Sierra Club.

  • John says:

    1. An Alec Holland book will be developed to take the place of Swamp Thing’s series

    2. Constantine (tv) will be picked up for future seasons resulting in Swamp Thing being brought back into the homes of millions of americans.

    3. 2015 Comic Book Day: folks will travel far and wide to Sterling Comics to give free comics to Mike rather than the other way around.

  • Rome says:

    3 Predictions

    1 comic prediction: All the crazy Thor, Iron Man, & Cap identity switches will be returned to the old status quo in the pages of comics before the release of the next Avengers Movie.

    1 U.S. prediction: I predict that none of the current front running presidential candidates (Namely Hilary Clinton and Jeb Bush) will actually still be in the running by the end of calendar year 2015.

    1 space prediction: After Pluto finally gets a close up, scientists discover that for some reason it is indeed a proper planet, and we go back to having 9 planets in the solar system again.

  • Robert in New Orleans says:

    1: Superman will start wearing red underwear over his blue tights again.

    2: Big two single issue comic prices will go up (on average). I’ve already noticed a tendency for Marvel to price “key issues” like the #1s & finales of events at $4.99.

    3. A bizarro version comic shop will open up directly across the street from Sterling Silver Comics called Gold Standard Comics. It will exclusively stock nineties-boom back issues sealed in yellowing mylar bags sealed with scotch tape.

  • Xanadude says:

    After the conclusion of Supreme: Blue Rose, Rob Liefeld will decide to continue the series as writer/artist. An ashcan or 1/2 issue will come out in time for convention season and then we will hear nothing more about the project.

    Bluewater will publish a bio comic of Backdoor Teenage Mom Farrah Abraham.

    Two of the Multiversity titles will have spinoff miniseries, while two others will be announced as on goings with high profile creators, but will not go to press due to corporate politics at DC.

  • Rob S. says:

    1) The Power Company will have at least a cameo in Convergence.

    2) Marvel will keep its Star Wars comics off of its Marvel Unlimited app, launching a separate app for that.

    3) Roger Landridge will return to Popeye, to do a special or miniseries.

  • Jeff R. says:

    1.) Of these three, one will see an issue at least for sale in 2015, one will be solicited before the end of the year, and one will have no sign seen: Mage III, Frank Miller’s Xerxes comic, and a brand-new Miracleman comic from Gaiman. (which is to say not counting the one that’s already written and drawn but never published.)

    2.) Of the 19 remaining First Wave New 52 titles, less that half will make it to the end of 2015 without a cancellation or relauch and thus be on track to actually reach #52 sometime in 2016.

    3.) For late in the year, well after the movie, Marvel will solicit an event that looks like the return of the Fantastic Four. When it comes out it will actually not just not bring them back but salt the earth, rendering the characters as toxic and unusable as they can possibly manage.

  • (1) The 8-page “Attack on Titans vs. Avengers” storyline that debuted in Japan in Nov/2014 will be reprinted as a backup story in an Avengers comic. This will entice the original author to finish the story.
    (2) Mike Sterling will franchise out his store to three new locations.
    (3) Ant-man won’t do Guardians-sized box office but will bring in a surprising amount of cash for Marvel.

  • Hollywood Hogan says:

    — Avengers 2 is a box office disappointment (not a bomb, but does worse than the first one or GOTG) and Marvel proceeds to completely re-tool future movie plans.

    — The Marvel comic universe will be rebooted ala the New 52. Major changes are the elmination of the Fantastic Four completely (they never existed in the new universe), Nick Fury having always been Samuel L. Jackson, and the X-Men being shuffled off to an alternate universe where they are the only superheroes. There will be no regular X-Men book published, but they will make cameos.

    — DC’s September event will be a showcase for characters from cancelled titles and writers to go completely crazy. Expect things like Swamp Thing with an H-Dial, Hawk and Dove joining the Blackhawks, and Larfleeze stealing a Mother Box.

  • Jay the Ray says:

    1) The multiverse will be introduced in an episode of The Flash, when Barry accidentally is trapped on Earth-2 with Jay Garrick. The twist will be that another Earth out there is the cinematic universe – leaving the door open for future crossovers.

    2) Agents of Shield will be cancelled, Agent Carter will be cancelled, ABC/Disney/Marvel will move Daredevil from Netflix to primetime TV to fill the gap, where it will also flop.

    3) Convergence will lead to the September DC event where “anything goes”. Similar to what the All-Star line was supposed to be, it’ll be iconic versions of characters in their own universes, written by top talent.

  • Travis says:

    1) To capitalize on interest in the upcoming movie, DC Comics will launch a mini-series entitled “Batman v Superman” depicting the two heroes in a legal battle for custody of Gleek.

    2) The trend towards “realism” in adaptations of superhero properties will reach its nadir when a realistic take on “The Doom Patrol” is announced, in which none of the characters will have superpowers/be a robot, there will be no villains, and all of the weirdness will be excised.

    3) People will continue to love “The Walking Dead” for some damn reason.

  • 1. Valiant will start showing cracks from growing too big, too fast without the sales levels to justify it or the movie deals to float them.

    In other words, Valiant will be the new CrossGen. Marvel will get flooded with resumes by December, because DC isn’t in NYC anymore.

    2. Marvel WILL reboot its universe, but mostly for the sake of diversity. The characters who are seen now as “place holders” will be the official new POC characters in the new Marvel Universe. More will be added in. (I’m guessing an Asian Henry Pym and a Latina Wasp.) The Avengers will be the United Nations of the Marvel U.

    3. Ant-Man will do very well at the theaters, but since it won’t set any records, the press will declare it a bomb.

  • Bret Sector says:

    1. ALL books published by Marvel and DC will tie-in to a larger over-arching group of titles: Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Defenders, Batman, Superman, JLA, Green Lantern, and New Gods.

    2. Vertigo will cease to exist.

    3. Valiant will re-acquire their Gold Key characters.

  • Jay Potts says:

    Prediction: In advance of his introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel will announce a new Black Panther ongoing series. It will be written by David Walker, current writer of SHAFT from Dynamite Comics.

  • D. Latta says:

    1. The Marvel reboot won’t be as rebooty as everyone thinks.
    2. Star Wars VII will be better than the prequels, but not as good as Guardians of the Galaxy was
    3. Pictures from Mike’s sordid past as the trumpet player for Saticoy-based 2Tone Ska band will emerge.

  • Snark Shark says:

    “art by Gil Kane”

    really? ALL of it? that’s the most simplistic art I’ve ever seen from him!

  • Crowded House says:

    1. Mike Sterling will look to sell something else at his comic shop to attract more customers. It will almost definitely be pogs.

    2. Around the same time, Ventura County will bear witness to a series of incidents involving a mysterious masked crimefighter who leaves tiny circles of holofoil and cardboard at crime scenes to announce his victories over evil.

    3. Months after his initial appearance, the masked man appears on TV to reveal himself as…The Night Slammer! California’s first and greatest pog-based superhero, whose exploits are chronicled in his own monthly comic that can only be purchased at Sterling Silver Comics! Business booms, and all the while no one notices how the Night Slammer and Mike Sterling have never been seen together in the same place at the same time.