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Comic books often have large announcements to create excitement, especially when someone famous is hired to write or draw a story.
- Gail Simone being named as the writer for Wonder Woman.
- Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne. Batman, fighting his way through all of history, with the first edition being illustrated by Chris Sprouse and written by Grant Morrison. Epic. Win.
- The entire existence of the Jason Rusch run of Firestorm was full of these, having reappearances by the supporting cast of the Ronnie Raymond days, including: Firehawk, Pohzar/Mikhail Arkadin, and several of the original Firestorm villains (Killer Frost, Multiplex, Typhoon, even Cliff "Thinker" Carmichael). Raymond even came back from the dead in a story arc, and eventually Rusch would be joined by Martin Stein himself to form Firestorm. In one issue, Rusch even makes a veiled fourth wall reference to the fandom rejoicing in his book, as he comments about how he fashioned his costume to look more like the "classic" Firestorm design.
- The Milestone Characters becoming integrated into DC Canon.
- Okay, so DC is putting out one last issue of several long-cancelled titles to "resurrect them" as a tie-in to Blackest Night. Sounds like a crossover stunt to- HOLY SHIT OSTRANDER AND SIMONE ARE WORKING TOGETHER ON A Secret Six/Suicide Squad TEAM-UP AND O'NEIL AND COWAN ARE DOING The Question!
- Oh Bart Allen is back... AND HE'S BACK TO HIS OLD PERSONALITY?!
- Man I miss the DCAU.. wait.. Batman Beyond will be integrated into the DC canon and Static is getting a new comic....Excuse me for a moment, I'll be right back after geeking out!!!
- Yeah... except the former is being written by Adam Beechen, aka the guy who derailed Cassandra Cain. Still, he was a great animation writer so this may actually be up his alley.
- Many Cassandra Cain fans were rejoicing when she returned in Batman Incorporated #6 as Blackbat!
- Even moreso since before that, it looked like she had gone evil again and was going to fight Tim in an issue of Red Robin. THEN it was announced she would play a part in the Gates of Gotham mini. The second issue even teams her up with Damian!
- Recent news of the massive reboot of the DC Universe has been met with predictable reactions, but there are a few things that couldn't get more warmth:
- Blue Beetle getting new ongoing!
- Resurrection Man series written by his original creators, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning of Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy fame!
- Demon Knights - Etrigan series in the Middle Ages, by Paul Cornell? Hell yes!
- Frankenstein: Agent Of S.H.A.D.E.!
- Aquaman is getting a new ongoing series written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Ivan Reis, the team behind Green Lantern: Secret Origin.
- Grant Morrison IS WRITING ACTION COMICS!!!!
- The six-issue arc format is no longer being enforced. Writers now have the freedom to decide the length of their own stories, they no longer have to pad out four issues of story to fill six issues.
- The realization that Eric Wallace's run on Titans is going to be cancelled after August's issue, a run that immediately got off to the wrong start with the death of Ryan Choi and proceeded to get worse as it went on.
- James Robinson's writing a 12-issue series focused on The Shade! Woopwoopwoopwoop!
- The Atom being on the Justice League was met with a fairly average response, until at San Diego Comic Con, Jim Lee dropped strong hints that it's Ryan Choi (who many feel was unjustly killed at the start of the aforementioned Titans book) behind the mask...
- Scott Snyder on Batman!! Kyle Higgins on Nightwing!!
- Animal Man and Swamp Thing getting their own ongoings? Yes! They quickly turn out to be among the best series of the entire relaunch? Duoble yes!
- Cass and Steph WILL be in the DCnU!!!
- As will Wally West and Donna Troy.
- Averted, as it's been announced that they won't be appearing in the Earth 2 universe (Where it was speculated that they would be making their long-awaited (re)appearance).
- An issue of The All New Batman the Brave And The Bold with all the Robins, including Stephanie and Carrie? Hell Yes!
- Stephanie Brown's Batman Inc issue will be in Leviathan Strikes, by Grant Morrisson and Cameron Stewart!
- Stephanie Brown is BATGIRL IN LEVIATHAN STRIKES!
- When Brian K. Vaughan announced his departure from Runaways, there was much speculation as to who the "worthy replacement" he promised could possibly be. It turned out to be Joss Whedon. Unfortunately, Whedon's Runaways arc was not terribly popular with fans. But at the time, it sure shut up complaints. His replacement Terry Moore on the other hand was more of a WTH? Casting Agency moment, though.
- and yet again with Kathryn Immonen (writer of the Hellcat mini)
- The disastrous Crisis Crossover event, Ultimatum, caused many fans to quit Ultimate Marvel until Marvel announced an Ultimate Iron Man miniseries, written by Warren Ellis and an Ultimate Avengers series written by Mark Millar.
- Amazing Spider-Man #611 will feature a showdown between Spider-Man and Deadpool. A showdown that will, apparently, degrade into "Yo Mamma-geddon". And it's being written by Joe Kelly.
- The Sentry, a God Mode Sue who gets New Powers as the Plot Demands is killed during Marvel Siege. What's funny is that everyone in the Marvel U is sad because they all loved him, and most fans couldn't stop dancing on his grave.
- Made even better by the ending of the miniseries itself.
Captain America (implied to be talking with Barack Obama): "But... I'm going to want to do it my way."
(next page) SUPERHUMAN REGISTRATION ACT THROWN OUT - Steve Rogers AKA Captain America replaces Norman Osborn as America's Top Cop
(final panel) Captain America: "... because I'm going to need all of you for what comes next."
- Chris Hastings is going to be the writer of a new Deadpool miniseries. We can only dream of what will ensue.
- For Uncanny X Force, Psylocke, Deadpool and Fantomex join the team. And the team will eventually go into the Age of Apocalypse universe? Hell yeah!
- Marvel is FINALLY getting around to publishing the Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman Miracleman stories? About damn time. . . wait a minute, they're getting Neil Gaiman to come back and finish his story arc?! Surely a Moment of Awesome for Marvel.
- God, I hate Carly, yet Quesada keeps insisting that she's Spider-Man's perfect girlfriend. Good grief when is this ever going to... wait? Carly broke up with Spidey? Woo-hoo! The MJ train is back on track!
- The announcement that Brian Michael Bendis will be wrapping up the Avengers story he's building up at 2012 AND retiring his position as the head writer are met with much rejoicing.
- Ed Brubaker resurrecting Bucky (one time sidekick to Captain America) was so popular, that news of his death in the pages of Fear Itself angered fans. That anger turned into rejoicing after it was revealed in a post-event comic that Bucky didn't die and that he's going to star in a "Winter Soldier" on-going written by Brubaker starting in January 2012.
- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes will get a spin-off comic series. Not only that, but the show's original head writer, Christopher Yost, will write the stories.
- The facts were these. Pushing Daisies had met an unfortunate demise at the hands of an apathetic network after suffering in its first season thanks to the writer's strike, meaning that the much awaited Ned vs. zombies plotline would indeed never happen and many loose threads would, alas, remain lose. But then, as though gifted with the piemaker's touch, Warner Brothers production company resurrected the program by gaving the okay to one Bryan Fuller to recruit three of the show's other writers to continue the story in comic form, and series composer Jim Dooley to release a companion soundtrack. Said books are due to be released sometime this year. At this very moment, nine million, four-hundred and sixty thousand nerds are punching their fists in the air.
- There's a new Godzilla comic series out. Ho-hum, same old cheesy battles against monsters no one cares abou-Wait, is that Mothra on the cover? Anguirus too? This is going to be awesome!
- Well, the covers are probably going to look cra- Awesome!
- John Barber has been announced as the new editor for IDW's ongoing Transformers comics. Barber is known for his insane use of plotting and Arc Welding in the Transformers film comics.
- IDW gives us a Cross Through of two of Sci-Fi's longest running sereis with Star Trek the Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation 2
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