This week Aaron Colter spoke at length to Bill Ayers, retired University of Illinois professor and author (and, yes, co-founder of The Weather Underground) about To Teach: The Journey, In Comics, the graphic novel adaptation of his book To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher and his workshop at this weekend's Stumptown Comics Festival.


And, as always, a lot of comics and comics-related stuff was talked about, much of which you can find recapped after the jump.

Publishing:


-Whether you think DC Comics and artists like Lee Bermejo, Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner should be doing it or not (they shouldn't be doing it), it's hard to argume that Bermejo, Cooke and Conner aren't good artists, as this preview art promoting the controversial Before Watchmen project demonstrates

-DC offers a look at some art from their "second wave" of New 52 titles, which will be replacing the first of series canceled since last fall's line-wide relaunch

-Everything you need to know about the superheroes in the new Avengers movie...and a whole bunch of stuff you probably won't need to know

-Everyone's talking about Marvel's upcoming film based on a Marvel Comics characters, but Fox has plans for films based on Marvel Comics characters to, and these are what they are.

Television:

-Axe Cop's Malachai Nicolle is living every grade-schooler's dream: Not only is he writing a comic book, but he's going to get his own cartoon, too...?

-Did you catch that episode of Law & Order: SVU that dealt with real-life superheroes and the corrupting influence of Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan? Well then, let Sims talk you through it.



Videogames:

-This is what the Black Cat will look like in The Amazing Spider-Man videogame. I'm thinking "blond Baroness," myself



Toys:



-Comics schmomics, Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales has finally made it for real: He's now a Hasbro action figure


Fashion:

-Check out Black Milk Clothing's latest collection (Completely unrelated question: Can a thirtysomething dude get away with leggings...?)



Art: