Happy Hallowe’en, comics fans! Did you go as your favorite superhero this year? Already planning your costume for next year? Either way, be sure to catch up on the month in comics: October!
Master of the Multiverse: Grant Morrison, comic book He-man and DC multiverse enthusiast, will be penning his own limited-run series, Multiversity, in which all the different universes will interact. Coooool! Can it be 2013 already so I can read this?
Superwin: DC won their legal battle with the Schuster heirs over the legal ownership of Superman, at least for now. This is what I gleaned with my meagre knowledge of legalese, but, hey, good for them? I guess? Probably not?
Smells Like Team Spirit: The new Action Comics team, to be set for Spring, Issue #18, is none other than Andy Diggle and Tony Daniel. Approved!
Captain America gets weird with it: Rick Remenda and John Romita Jr’s MarvelNOW! Captain America series is going to incorporate more sci-fi elements. Considering Romita said that he was creeped out drawing it, I am really excited to see how it plays out.
Days of Future Rad?: Matthew Vaughan, director of X-Men: First Class, declined to direct the sequel, and it has been confirmed that former X-men director Bryan Singer will be taking up the task. For those traumatized by the suckitude of X3, bear in mind Singer was a producer on First Class.
Wolverine Goes Savage: After months of rumors, Marvel went legit and officially announced a Frank Cho written and drawn MarvelNOW! title: Savage Wolverine. Based on the art that’s been released so far, it looks fantastic. Expect Issue #1 in January!
Hail to the Chief called Allie, and the Comics he loved so dear!: Editor and writer Scott Allie has been named editor-in-chief of Dark Horse comics after a 20-year stint of being awesome. Congrats!
Revenge of the Rich: With Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, many Star Wars fans were left wringing their hands in despair. What does this mean for the Dark Horse Star Wars comics? Apparently, they’ll be sticking around… for now. Cue the Imperial March.
NYCC happened this month, giving us news on everything from George A. Romero working with Marvel to Agent Coulson Lives! Which headline got you most amped? Personally, I am really excited for the new Scott Snyder Vertigo series The Wake!
Sad, Weird & Wrong
This is the Opposite of Batman: Cartoonist, animator and Kuebert school alum Bill White died at the age of 51. You may have enjoyed his talents in various DC and Marvel titles, or in cartoons such as Ren & Stimpy and Inspector Gadget.
Random, Penguin & Random Penguin: Penguin Books has announced that they will be launching a new line of graphic novels aimed at kids and young adult readers. Considering that they have also recently agreed to merge with Random House, this could get interesting.
Maybe he can cameo?: Apparently, a live-action Family Circus movie will be happening. This was predicted for the End of Days, right? Or can we just have them quote Nietzsche the whole time to make it bearable?