I thought for a second about calling this C2E2D2, but that just hurt my head to think about – more big news announced yesterday at C2E2 and, again, why scour a bunch of different sites, when you can get the news you need to know below? Later today, Marvel will make the official announcement on just what is up with the X-Men teasers, probably the announcement I’ve been waiting for the most.
As predicted, this is an official sequel to the controversial Spider-Man tale One More Day and, rather than end the storyline, it seems like this will answer the questions as to what happened to break Peter and Mary Jane up. Sadly, I was hoping for a resolution to One More Day/Brand New Day, so I probably won’t be picking this up.
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade
Speaking of sequels, we speak about Young Avengers at length on tomorrow’s Funnybooks, and it looks like Wayne and I will finally get our wish – an official sequel (only 9-issues) by the original creative team, Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. Can’t wait for this one. Here’s the cover for issue one:
As Matt Fraction told us a while back, Casanova is no longer at Image Comics and will now be published by Marvel’s ICON Imprint.
Roy Thomas, the first guy to write Conan in comics, returns in December to the barbarian to write a twelve-issue mini, with Mike Hawthorne on art.
It’s official – the full line-up is Steve Rogers, Sharon Carter, War Machine, Nova, The Beast, Moon Knight, Valkyrie, Black Widow and the Irredeemable Ant-Man. Marko Djurdjevic will provide the covers for the series, and has drawn an Avengers banner featuring all of the new teams, which will be broken up into six covers for all the Avengers titles next year. Here’s the Secret Avengers one, because it’s so pretty.
Hulk #23 will finally see us learning who the hell Red Hulk is, and will include art by Ed McGuinness, Adam Kubert, Herb Trimpe, Sal Buscema, Dale Keown, Tim Sale, Ian Churchill, Mike Deodato, Lenil Yu and John Romita, Jr. Still no word on where Sale and Loeb’s Captain America: White is.
“Sooner than you think,” according to Ian Sattler. I’d imagine this may be the second or third story arc in The Flash ongoing.
Not a ton of DC news from C2E2 yet, but the hints that a new Superboy series may be on the horizon?
What’s next for Jack of Fables? Looks like big changes come in issue #50.
The new Green Lantern series, Emerald Warriors, will focus on Guy Gardner along with Kilowag and Arisia. The new Green Arrow series won’t feature the characters like Speedy, Black Canary and Connor Hawke, instead focusing solely on Ollie. In response to a fan who was angry that Roy Harper’s daughter died, it was revealed that another hero will have a child, with storylines focusing on successfully having a child in the superhero biz (any guesses?).
Looks like Jim Shooter will be writing all three for Dark Horse Comics.
Batman #701 and 702, written by Grant Morrison with art by Tony Daniel, will take place between the events of Batman R.I.P. and Final Crisis. There will be an official sequel to the excellent Heart of Hush storyline coming up this summer in Batman: Streets of Gotham. Grant Morrison will be on Batman and Robin at least until issue #16 – that’s only five issues away, so expect Bruce Wayne to be back by then. Is Joker lost in time with Bruce Wayne? The panel seemed to hint that Joker isn’t somewhere, but somewhen.
It’s over, due to lack of financing.