The comment section seemed pretty happy with the announcement that Howard Chaykin was going to be doing Buck Rogers for Hermes Press, so I laid hands on Dan Herman (the Publisher at Hermes) and got a little more information for you.
If you didn’t see the trailer for Man of Steel, the upcoming Zack Synder Superman film, in the previews before The Dark Knight Rises, the trailer has finally started turning up online. The trailer is bleak and somber in tone. It might be the whole film has this feel or it might be a deliberate attempt to differentiate a new project from the Richard Donner version the viewing public is familiar with (and that Bryan Singer was attempting to emulate in the last Superman film).
The Guardian has a series of comics up called A cartoonists worldview and it’s a fantastic series of thoughtful comics by an all-star line-up. It’s also a reminder that social commentary has always been one of the most powerful and direct uses of the comics medium. We’re lucky to have so many insightful practitioners using that medium today.