Also Orci has just declared the Comics canon, which he semi-declared a while back anyway, which should take care of the Gary Mitchell speculation once and for all.
pretty much nails this one on the head over in Trek Lit: only the tie-ins are required to follow that decree, the movies can contradict the "canon" comics any time they like.
But it does bring up great fodder that the movie and Countdown
contradict each other and yet are both canon. And so is Nero's 25 year journey to meet V'ger.
I think he was joking about the comics being canon...