Two-thousand nineteen: A bad year for the media, by and large.
Venture capitalists running amok, local news structures being torn apart and shut down, institutions being reshaped and ruined by the influence of massive tech companies like Facebook and Google.
That’s the real world, at least.
It’s never been a better time, apparently.
That’s why, in the wake of DC’s wonderfully zany Jimmy Olsen series from Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber – which takes a lighter look at media antics in the year 2019 through the delightfully hapless pal of Superman – it’s interesting to see Marvel announce that New York’s paper of residence, the Daily Bugle, is getting its own comic book.
Penned by Incognegro’s Mat Johnson, making his Marvel debut, and with art from Black Panther and the Crew’s Mack Chater, the five-issue miniseries is called Amazing Spider-Man: Daily Bugle and will serve as a loose crossover between events spiralling out of the main Amazing Spider-Man comic series and Daredevil.