Two considerable bits of Marvel multimedia news have surfaced just in time to cloud every comic book fan's thoughts during rush hour. Watch yourself on the commute home because not only is Disney XD going to air a new "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series beginning in the Fall of 2011, Joss Whedon is reportedly in final
At the risk of sounding cantankerous, there was a time when obnoxious comic book covers came in only two flavors: foil or hologram. Now, using a process only Tony Stark could have invented, Marvel is forging those two great tastes with – you guessed it – part foil, part hologram covers atop all three of its new Ultimate titles.
I know this post is about a week late --I think my colleague Chris Dooley put it best when he texted me yesterday succinctly calling me a "slacker"-- but I couldn't let the publication of Ultimate Spider-Man Issue 111 pass unnoticed. For this issue marked the end of the longest continuous run of a creative team since Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's 102 issues of Fantastic Four. Starting next month, Brian Michael Bendis' trusty sidekick Mark Bagley will be stepping down on their enormously popular series, making way for Nextwave veteran Suart Immomen to take the visual reins. Truly, the end of an era.