WizardWorld L.A. kicked off yesterday in Southern California, and I understand our own Carla Hewitt is somewhere wandering around the floor, so be sure to say “Hi” if you run into her. In the meantime, both Marvel and DC are there announcing new comics, so let’s get to it …
The above image is:
a) Promo art for the new Avengers Classic book from Marvel.
b) An excuse for me to feature Art Adams artwork
c) Both a and b
Marvel announced two “new” series yesterday, Daredevil: Battling Jack Murdock and Avengers Classic. Like Marvel’s old X-Men Classic title, Avengers Classic will feature reprints packaged with a new story from the “classic” era. Everything old is new again …
Speaking of which, DC announced two “new” series as well … Infinity Inc. and Booster Gold. On the plus side, the new Booster Gold series is all about time travel … which harkens back to the excellent Rip Hunter series that DC did back in the early 1990s. The series will be written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz, who has already posted about it on his MySpace page. Dan Jurgens, who created the character, will provide the art.
Mark Waid also confirmed that he is indeed leaving Legion of Super-Heroes; Tony Bedard will write a few issues after Waid’s run ends.
At the Aspen Comics panel, Michael Turner gave an update on his health. “I’ve been on chemo for last three months, and it’s working. I’m having no pain. I was on twelve pain killers a day now I’m down to zero. I’m gonna continue to do every cover he hands me to do. I’m feeling good, I’m gaining weight back, and I’m feeling great. Thanks for all the support and thanks for waiting.”
The Aspen crew covered their new projects, showed some of Turner’s upcoming covers for Marvel and DC, and talked about the Heroes webisodes.
Following up on my Art Adams/”artistic greats I can’t get enough of” theme, Bill Sienkiewicz will join Steve Niles on a 30 Days of Night series that will coincede with the film.
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