Sure, movies like Iron Man and The Dark Knight have proven that superheroes can work on the big screen, but sometimes only comics can offer longjohned epics so large-scale that they'd break Hollywood in half through special effects budget alone.
Here's hoping that you've been saving up that hard-earned cash, because this week it's all about the collections... Well, apart from a couple of interesting new takes on old favorites (and one happily-returning new favorite), that is.
Wondering what former Heroes' writer/producer Jeph Loeb is doing now that he's no longer on the show? Or what happened to Sylar's brain eating? Marvel Comics have the (somewhat gross) answer to both questions.
Are we about to see a non-Peter Parker Spider-Man? Ultimate Spider-Man writer Brian Michael Bendis is teasing that very possibility in a new interview with MySpace Comic Books. He talked about the way that new series Ultimatum will change his series, dropping some big hints. Said Bendis:
No matter which candidate wins or loses, new comics will still hit stores tomorrow (Or, you know, Thursday if you live outside of the US). It gives you that much-needed sense of perspective, doesn't it? And in case you need to drown your electoral sorrows, this week's releases are full of quality escapism for anyone.…
Confirmed on today's Ultimate Universe panel at San Diego, Marvel's Ultimates line is beginning to look very like NBC's Heroes. With the exception of Brian Michael Bendis' Ultimate Spider-Man series, the entire line will be written by writers from NBC's hit show; Executive producer Jeph Loeb is already writing The…