It seems like forever ago that Darwyn Cooke announced he was leaving The Spirit to focus on creator-owned projects at the San Diego Comic-Con. In Baltimore this weekend, DC announced his replacement on the title, Sergio Aragones. Who will also be writing a new Bat Lash series for DC as well.
DC had plenty of other comic news — Billy Tucci doing Sgt. Rock, Chuck Dixon returning to Robin, Vigilante getting a new series. Even cooler is the fact that Jim Shooter, former editor in chief over at Marvel and the new writer of Legion, was on hand for signings and panels. He’s been out of circulation for awhile. ComicsDC, a Washington, D.C. based comic blog, even has pictures of him, along with a con report of their own.
Marvel had some stuff to talk about as well, including a new Young Avengers mini-series by various writers, including Ed Brubaker, and Secret Invasion, which is about the whole Elektra/skrull thing. But probably my favorite quote from Vaneta Roger’s Mondo Marvel panel report was this one:
What will happen to the Annihilation characters once Conquest is done? Will there be more of them? Brevoort: Nova has four issues that tie into Conquest, but after that, he’s “getting propelled to a whole new area of space that nobody else in the Marvel Universe has been to yet.” Brevoort said the character would find a Russian cosmonaut dog that was launched into space years ago with a “celestial head that has been turned into a city.”
How come nobody told me Grant Morrison was writing Nova?
Meanwhile, Image had a few announcements of their own, including an Atom Eve mini-series, based on the character from Invincible, and The Sinner by Steve Niles and Bill Sienkiewicz. Which I think was actually announced in San Diego, but I totally missed that one, so it’s new to me. And Jonathon Hickman’s got a new series coming out, Red Mass for Mars; CBR has an interview with him about it.