As the home of an abundant assortment of licensed titles -- many of which popularized at one time or another in animation -- IDW's in a pretty good place to play up its ties to Saturday morning cartoons. This September, the publisher will play up this relationship in titles with direct ties to animation like Black Dynamite, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe A Real American Hero, Popeye Classics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures and Transformers: More than Meets The Eye, but also Danger Girl, Judge Dredd, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and... The X-Files? Hit the jump to see September's full line of "IDW Gets Animated" alternate covers.
Fans bummed about the demise of DC's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents series can take at least a little comfort from the fact that the characters have found a new publishing home. IDW has announced that it has acquired the rights to the franchise, following TA's various stints at about half a dozen other publishers since the team's debut by creators Len Brown and Wally Wood at Tower Comics in 1965...
Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.
* Donner and Blitzen
^ Dasher and Dancer
% Prancer and Vixen
* AVENGERS ORIGINS: THOR #1
I believe this is part of a sequence of origin one-shots that will be collected in time for the Avengers movie; this one's by Kathryn Immonen and Al Barrionuevo...
Â¢ The Suit
* Â¢ ADVENTURE COMICS #523
The Paul Levitz-written second Legion of Super-Heroes title gets its new art team of Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning--notably, Lanning co-wrote an earlier incarnation of Legion...
Just as DC reintroduced readers to Archie's Red Circle characters and enfolded them into core continuity, so too will the publisher tackle updating Tower Comics' '60s adventurers the "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents...