Weekend Table Talk: The Two Trailers Edition

Oh, but what trailers could they be? The ones a significant portion of the nerdy population of Canada has already seen? You betcha! Also, some other cool stuff to fuel your stump poker games…

The Avengers had a longer trailer during the Super Bowl

And it looks sweet. Some may complain that it focuses too heavily on Tony Stark/Iron Man, but that’s kind of unavoidable, given that Iron Man has had two movies to everyone else’s one or none. Oh, and he leads the team. Check it out:

Amazing Spider-Man also has a new trailer

And it features The Lizard and some wisecracks. Oh, and Denis Leary as Gwen Stacy’s dad, which is a stroke of genius casting. Check it out:

Avengers vs. X-Men is on its way

And closer than you may think. Avengers vs. X-Men #0 will be outat the end of March, with #1 to follow. So start up your office pool now and put your money on who will die, who will win overall, who will hook up in the middle of it all, who will stop fighting eachother when they realize they have basically the same powers and who will say, “Screw it. Let’s go to the bar and have a round.”

If you put money on Professor X for all of those... You're right.

Canada’s Citizen Arrest law doesn’t let you have any fun

According to The Huffington Post, MPs are currently working (there’s an oxymoron for you) on simplifying the part of the Criminal Code that refers to citizen’s arrest. Apparently, they’re working on defining what constitutes reasonable force. Which may suck for some of the newer spandex vigilantes in Canada, who really just wanted to take a yard stick to complete strangers.

Comic Book Men is airing this weekend and it will be super nerdy

Kevin Smith has a series on AMC that follows him and a bunch of his employees at his comic book store in New Jersey. Variety has a review, and it doesn’t seem like the reviewer got it. The San Francisco Chronicle also has a review, which is actually better written and way more fun to read. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you will go apeshit for Comic Book Men. Also, it’s on right after The Walking Dead on Sunday, so you don’t even have to move.

Smallville is back as a digital comic book Since everyone was begging for more low-budget Superman antics, Smallville is now available as a digital comic book. It picks up right where the series left off, since that probably felt like a death in the family for you and the other 14 people who watched the show. But hey, if it gets more people reading comics, awesome.

Neil Gaiman has written an episode of Doctor Who

According to Bleeding Cool, anyhow. So, if you haven’t started watching the incredibly popular British series, now is a good time to start. It’s at least easier than starting way at the very beginning of all of the incarnations of the good doctor.

Digital Comics sales tripled last year

To over $25 million, and it is not likely to go down this year. The tripling (!) in sales was estimated to be caused by DC’s relaunch, more available comic platforms, and your mom finally breaking down and lending you the money you needed to buy and iPad 2.

Scott Campbell is awesome and you should love him

And his work, if you so choose. His work, which features prominently in various volumes of Flight, is going to bring a smile to your face. And that’s a guarantee. Here are a couple of examples for your weekend.

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