Earlier this week, I noted the cancellation of Spider-Man and Super-Heroes, wondering out loud if that meant the death for Marvel’s all-ages superhero books. Editor Steve Wacker said no, and now Bleeding Cool apparently has the details of the books that will replace those two titles: Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Ultimate Spider-Man, both spinning out of the animated series of the same names.
Both books are said to debut a new format, “comic reader,” that will be a different size from regular comic books, with Avengers launching in April and the new USM launching in July. If true – and the BC report is so detailed, with images and quotes that I doubt that it isn’t – then this is a smart move by Marvel, giving non-comic readers a hook to pick up the books, especially given the success of the Avengers cartoon (and tie-in comics) already. It’ll be fun to see these books when they debut.