Second time around for this post....the Internet ate the first one
-The Atom returns in a Brightest Day one-shot as well as a backup story in Adventure Comics
-The Batman vs Al Queda story by Frank Miller was finally squashed.
-Marvel and Disney announced the new animated series "Ultimate Spider-Man" thus killing of the wonderful Spectacular Spider-Man series (unless Sony does something and sells it to someone)
-Joss Whedon is said to be the director for the Avengers movie...Yeah, he can handle ensemble casts well, but as good as Serenity was it was still just an episode of Firefly with a bigger budget.
-J.H. Williams will draw and write the new Batwoman series...Let's hope he's better than Tony Daniel at making the transition.
-The Secret Avengers lineup was fully revealed...
plus Sharon Carter and Black Widow
-Ed Brubaker and Dale Eaglesham are doing Steve Rogers: Super Soldier as a companion book to Secret Avengers. I like how Steve's new suit envokes both the old Patriot and Super Patriot suits.
-Speaking of the Patriot...Jeff Mace gets a mini series about his becoming the replacement Cap during WWII
-Avengers Academy revealed its teacher roster: Hank Pym, Tigra, Quicksilver, Justice and Speedball. Yes...Speedball, not Penance!
-Chris Samnee does art for a second Thor title, with Roger Langridge (BOOM's Muppet Show) writes it
-Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung return to the Young Avengers since their series ended. The book is titled Avengers: Children's Crusade and focuses on their search for the Scarlet Witch.
-A new X-Men #1 starts soon. This time written by Victor Gischler with art by Paco Medina as the X-Men fight.... vampires? Really?....
-There will be no more Wolverine And The X-Men or Iron Man: Armored Adventures
-There will be Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Long rumored...it will have Cap, Thor, Wasp, Ant-Man, Hulk, Black Panther with Iron Man as leader.
-Finally, one of my favorite artists is in need due to health problems. Gene Colan, 84 (who drew such titles as Captain America, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Tomb Of Dracula and Batman), has relied on commission art pieces as income for the last few years. However, in late March he fell and broke his drawing arm. Unable to produce any art his income and savings are being strained by the cost of treating his failing liver. Another blogger, Clifford Meth, has info on an art sale benefiting Colan. Check out out this link for more info.
Aardwolf Publishing is also having a sale for Colan's benefit. They are selling copies of the retrospective art book they recently published. You can either get books signed ($45 w/shipping) or signed with a sketch ($155). Go here to check it out.