-- Hero Complex gives us a peek at John Romita Sr.'s return to Spideydom with a 600th anniversary issue, on sale July 22.

-- Alex Grecian and Riley Rossmo's Image comic book series, "Proof," has been optioned for animated TV by Kickstart Entertainment ­and rumor has it that Samuel L. Jackson's involved.

-- Underground comics legend Peter Bagge rocks in more than one way: Bagge's band, Can You Imagine?, plays this Wednesday, July 1, in Seattle in support of local comedian Paul Merrill.