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A lot of interesting news bits out already from Comic Con, so I’d figure I’d note the ones that struck me as particularly interesting.
Especially that whole Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi doing Astonishing X-Men thing.
Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi on Astonishing X-Men. Probably the highest-profile new creative team ever to lose 40% of the sales of the previous creative team. I kid, I kid!!
Seriously, though, Axel Alonso had practically an impossible task on hand to replace Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, and I think he did about as good of a job as you can expect from an editor. Good on him.
That’s a cool looking cover.
Terry Moore and Humberto Ramos on Runaways? Well, one of the biggest problems with Joss Whedon’s run is that Michael Ryan’s art, while technically good, sure isn’t that interesting to look at, and Ramos will certainly at least be interesting. Moore does a fine job with character works, so this should be a good move on Marvel’s part.
Marc Guggenheim exclusive to Marvel. Good pick up on their part, and it’s certainly good news to hear that he’s one of the four writers who will be doing the almost-weekly Amazing Spider-Man series.
I think that Neil Gaiman did a nice job of setting the Eternals up in the Marvel Universe, so I guess an Eternals ongoing could work. I dunno if the Knaufs are who I’d go to, but I will give them this much, the father and son team have been improving a little bit each month on Iron Man, and as I’ve always said, the transition from other media to comics is a lot harder than most folks think.
Michael Green to take over Superman/Batman? His Batman Confidential issue had some good parts, and some laughably awful parts, so I’m a bit wary here.
I dunno about The Sinner, but Steve Niles is owed at least a look with him bringing Bill Sienkiewicz on board.
That’s it for now, but I’m sure there will be more news to react to later!
And I can’t wait to see what Burgas has been up to there!
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