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The Green Lantern movie logo

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The Avengers movie logo

DC

Peter David will be writing episodes of the upcoming cartoon Young Justice,which is based on the comic of the same name that he wrote for an almost five-year run.

Also in comics to screen news, Geoff Johns will be writing an episode of the live action TV series Smallville, featuring Booster Gold and Blue Beetle. Meanwhile, the other way around, the popular Smallville character Chloe Sullivan will enter the DCU as a character in the new Jimmy Olsen backup series in ACTION COMICS, starting in #893.

DC brought the prop corpse of the alien Green Lantern Abin Sur from the upcoming GREEN LANTERN movie to Comic-Com and put it on display at the show. Pictures are available here.  By the way, DC has unveiled the new GREEN LANTERN movie logo.

Marvel

Not to be outdone, Marvel has unveiled the first look at the movie logo on its new THE AVENGERS site.

Four anime series produced by Mad House and based on Marvel comics titles will come out on G4TV next year. The Iron Man, X-Men, Wolverine and Blade anime series were announced last year at Comic-Con, but this is the first time that anyone has learned which American television channel would be airing the cartoons. Iron Man will appear in Japan on October 1.

It was announced Sunday that Joss Whedon’s THE AVENGERS movie has added Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk and The Hurt Locker’s Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye to its cast of superheroes. In other movie news, Marvel also announced they have regained the film rights to their comic THE PUNISHER.

COWBOYS & ALIENS

Jon Favreau announced that this upcoming movie will be filmed and shown entirely in 2-D, despite being based on a comic! A revelation, I know. Are they even allowed to do that?

Dark Horse

Hot on the heels of its successful Conan, Kull and Solomon Kane comics, Dark Horse has announced a new title of works from the same author: ROBERT E. HOWARD’S SAVAGE SWORD, featuring Howard heroes such as Dark Agnes, El Borak, Sailor Steve Costigan, and Bran Mak Morn. Launching in December, each part will be 80 pages in length and perfect bound.

IDW

IDW announced (on Saturday) that they will be reprinting John Byrne’s NEXT MEN comics series, which ran during the early ’90s. The series ran for thirty issues and a prequel.

Avatar

Avatar has announced that its series CROSSED, which premiered as two miniseries, will now become an ongoing series entitled CROSSED: BADLANDS. The first story arc will be written by Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows. The second story arc will be written by Jamie Delano. There will also be a CROSSED 3D graphic novel created by David Lapham and Gianluca Paliarini. CROSSED is set in a future in which a disease renders its victims utterly immoral, and also marks their faces with a distinctive red cross.

Kate Fitzsimons writes for Publishers Weekly, Publishers Weekly Comics Week, and her personal comics and geek culture blog geekiferous.com.

Comments

  1. I like the message that the corpse of Abin Sur communicates about the Green Lantern movie: Dead On Arrival.

  2. IDW has already reprinted most of the Next Men series (the final volume is slated for Sept.). It announced that they’ll be publishing new issues from John Byrne.

  3. brenticles says:

    “I like the message that the corpse of Abin Sur communicates about the Green Lantern movie: Dead On Arrival.”

    I like the comic fan’s ability to insta-hate something before they ever see it, let alone watch/read the entire thing and then judge it afterwords as a complete work.

  4. pulphope says:

    I wonder why they have such a hard time holding down one actor to the role(s) of Hulk? Might be because the role is only half a role for an actor? Being upstaged by CGI makes it unattractive?

  5. “I like the comic fan’s ability to insta-hate something before they ever see it, let alone watch/read the entire thing and then judge it afterwords as a complete work.”

    I like the knee-jerk reactions of butt-hurt fanboys who can’t deal with even a little overdue criticism of inherely boring comics concepts.

  6. Synsidar says:

    But it seems to me that the target audience is the same for both seals: the people who are actually laying down the cash.

    Have you bought books to read on the basis of them being award-winners without already being interested in the subject matter, the genre, or the author? Touting “quality” by itself doesn’t persuade readers who are concerned about other things. The same factors have doomed comics series such as S.W.O.R.D. and ATLAS, which are considered offbeat and feature little-used characters. Reviewers and fans praised them to the skies, but readers didn’t buy them, presumably because they weren’t interested in the characters.

    I suspect that winning awards only reassures readers who have their preferences validated by the awards and does little to make readers disinterested in the creators’ work interested.

    SRS

  7. “I like the knee-jerk reactions of butt-hurt fanboys who can’t deal with even a little overdue criticism of inherely boring comics concepts.”

    I like how people can automatically dismiss a differing opinion by calling people juvenile names.

  8. I’d like to point out that I have no feelings either way on whether Green Lantern will be awesome or terrible. I just thought it was funny that to promote a movie, DC brought a corpse.

  9. “If I knew you were coming, I’d have baked a dead alien!”

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