Marvel made some blockbuster announcements at the Baltimore Retailer Summit, including the shocking news of Astonishing X-Men writer Joss Whedon taking over the writing chores of Runaways after Brian K. Vaughan finished his run with Michael Ryan becoming the new regular artist.
But Whedon taking over Runaways wasn't the only news as Marvel announced a partnership with the comic book studio Dabel Brothers Production with Marvel acting as the exclusive publisher for Dabel Brothers Production.
Other announcements in Baltimore included:
*Three words: World War Hulk…okay, here are a few more words….by Greg Pak and John Romita Jr.
*Spider-Man will once again don his black costume…Back in Black.
*Spider-Man Reign – a four issue mini-series by Kaare Andrews, including the now infamous Spider-Man grave image.
*Thor will return in a new ongoing series…by J. Michael Straczynski.
*Marvel Illustrated line, the first of which will be The Last of the Mohicans.
*Annihilation spinoffs including a new Nova series, Heralds of Galactus, a Quasar limited series, and more!
*Alan Davis remains Marvel exclusive and will bring back Clan Destine.
*From the pages of Runaways come the Loners!