J.K. Rowling claims the previous title leak for the next Harry Potter was placed by a hacker, and reveals the ‘real’ title. The fandom jury is out on whether it’s a fake or not, as it was apparently a working title for one of the earlier volumes.
ETA: And it’s true. I’ll keep my eye out for some good Livejournal speculation.
Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings: Separated at birth. Funny because it’s true.
And last but certainly not least, a casting list for Goblet of Fire.
Joss Whedon has been handed the reins of a new X-Men comic title – Astonishing X-Men. Issue #1 came out last month, and was a top seller. IGN’s Comics in Context column has a detailed article and review.
It was first X-book I’ve bought in years, and I’m keeping my eye out for some concise background information on the last few years of X-Men continuity. But the first issue, at least, is fairly accessible if you only have the movies to go on.
Issue #2 will be in comic stores on Wednesday.