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.
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.
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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?
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 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 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.