This week we had a couple of interesting interviews having to do with the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon series. First, Chris Sims spoke with Gene Luen Yang, the American Born Chinese cartoonist who is scripting a series of Avatar graphic novels, and then Caleb Goellner spoke with the show's creators about its sequel series, The Legend of Korra.

We also had all of the following...

Publishing:

-DC announced plans to revive National Comics, as a sort of 1st Issue Special series to spotlight different, under-used characters in done-in-one stories by rotating creative teams

-Ultimate Spider-Mand Miles Morales and regular Spider-Man Peter Parker will indeed meet in the upcoming Spider-Men event/story by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the debut of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's character

-IDW will be producing a Battle Beasts comic, based on one of the few remaining toylines that I played with a child that haven't had comic book adaptions just yet

-DC apparently liked how their recent flirtation with digital-first distribution went, as they'll be expanding the strategy to include a new Batman weekly and the new Ame-Comi Girls, based on the scantily glad, manga-style statuettes based on DC characters, which would make it a comic based on merchandise based on comics. Both will feature the work of rotating creative teams of fairly high caliber.

Reviews:

Previews:


-Saga #2 (I really like that seahorse guy)

-The Comic Book History of Comics, the title which has been given to the upcoming collection of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey's Comic Book Comics miniseries

-America's Got Powers, the latest in a line of reality TV-inspired super-comics



Film:


-Confirmation that pretty much everything Marvel Comics has ever published is in development for some sort of film adaptation: Guardians of The Galaxy is apparently in the works


Television:




Legal:


-Frank Miller oughta love this



Not Comics (But Still Kinda Cool):


-Lauren Davis examines Map of The Dead, the Google Maps of (hopefully just) fantasy zombie survival



Art: