With DC's Brightest Day, Marvel's Heroic Age, an Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine title, plus a whole lot more high profile comics on the way... what are you looking forward to?  And, 'cause it always makes things more interesting, why?

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I'm not a huge Flash fan (although I liked the 80s run with Wally quite a bit), but I'm very much looking forward to Francis Manapul on the new book. I love that guy's art.

Paul Tobin getting to restart his great Spider-Man and Avengers books without the "Adventures" banners. I think a lot of readers would love his stuff, but kept away because of the perception of it being in younger readers books.

Matt Fraction on Thor has me stoked, as his Iron Man and Uncanny have been super-solid books.

As a child of the 80s, how can I not be excited about John Romita Jr. on Avengers?

Bruce Wayne fighting through time as a caveman, cowboy, pirate, gumshoe, etc.? Yeah, I'll be there for that. When that Geoff John's Batman book finally hits stores (now with tough, tattooed Alfred!), I'll pick that up.
I'm looking forward to the conclusion of Siege and Blackest Night. They've both been fun but I want to know how they end. I'm also looking forward to Brightest Day and the Heoric age. I will be picking up Avengers and Secret Avengers.

I'm still looking forward to reading the comics I already get and love like Batman & Robin, Secret Warriors, and Invincible Iron Man.

I'm curious about the new Green Hornet mini series next month written by Kevin Smith. I understand that this is already finished so hopefully we won't have delays like with Smith's other comics. It's based off of a script he wrote for a Green Hornet film that was obviously never made. He state in interviews that it was intended to be a big summer action blockbuster type film, so it'll be interesting to see what a Kevin Smith big summer action blockbuster is like even if it's in comic form.

I'm not looking forward to the end of Avengers the Initiative. I realize that with the Heoric Age coming that the Initiative will probably be done away with. Hopefully we'll get something similiar this summer. I think I've heard that there will ultimately be four Avengers books to replace the four that are being canceled. Hopefully Cristos Gage will be working on some more Marvel titles. The guy can write some darn good super hero stories.
I should add that I am looking forward to the Astonishing Spider-man Wolverine mini series. I dropped Wolverine and Amazing Spider-man because they weren't working for me. But this looks promising even if it's short. The creative team is very exciting. Last summer's two parter by Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert about a week in the life of Wolverine was very good. And Spider-man/Wolverine team-ups are always fun. I expect to get plenty of laughs out of this one.
Starting with just this week:

Batman & Robin #9 - This is the Morrison I like, and Cameron Stewart's art is fluid and gorgeous. I'm also excited that Andy Clarke is up for the next arc.
Amazing Spider-Man - I just read that Joe Quinones, who drew the Green Lantern story for Wednesday Comics, did the art for this week's Morbius one-and-done story. I can't wait to see it.

Beginning next month:
The First Wave Universe - Mrs. Beyond loves the pulp heroes, especially Doc Savage and The Avenger, so a universe that combines them with my favorite character is almost too giddy of an idea to comprehend.
The beginning of Dynamite's Green Hornet line - I have a nasty feeling Dynamite is expanding this line too far, too fast, but I'm definitely going to check out Smith's book. However, the Matt Wagner/Aaron Campbell/Francesco Francavilla Green Hornet: Year One ranks as my most anticipated.

In May and beyond:
The Return of Bruce Wayne - What Doc said.
Batman: Earth One - What Doc said.
DC Universe Legacies - With this and First Wave and Marvels Project and Project Superpowers and Green Hornet, it's a great time for fans of pulp and Golden Age characters.
Speaking of which...
The return of Athena Voltaire - Steve Bryant has been releasing teaser art for the new series, which has yet to be scheduled.
I'm looking forward to Brightest Day... as long as it doesn't wind up as the crossover traffic jam that Countdown did. I suspect they've learned a few things from that awfulness, but we'll see.

I'm *really* looking forward the the Levitz Legion. Two books a month? I'm in. I doubt it will recapture my childhood, but in general, I've been enjoying the walled-off corners of the DCU more then the stuff at its heart. So Legacies and First Wave are right up my alley, too.

Also, American Vampire! Stephen King and Raphael Albuquerque? YES!
I'm looking forward to reading lots of Dark Reign and Blackest Night stuff as the collections trickle into my local library. I'll probably be very critical of what I read, but they are both the kind of huge longform superhero epics that I dreamt of reading when I was a kid. In concept at least.

To get closer to the letter and sprit of the OP, I'm REALLY looking forward to the rest of Joe the Barbarian. This is a couple of comics professionals at the very peak of their pwers, and a helluva powerful story.

Also, the rest of Batman and Robin and the Batman lost in time series.

Sticking with Morrison, he's writing his multiple Earths storyline at the moment including his Charlton superheroes take on Watchmen. Can't wait for that!

I'm really looking forward to catching up with Pluto, the Astroboy story, but I only get that now and again, in a slow week.

I'll be looking out for a weekly series that follows Brightest Day. 52 was excellent, I ignored Countdown, was somewhat entertained by Trinity and loved Wednesday Comics. I love having something to look forward to each week. Brightest Day isn't going to take a whole year is it?

No word of Marvel doing a weekly series?
Brightest day is a 26-issue biweekly series.

Amazing Spider-Man is close to weekly. It's supposed to come out 3 times a month, but there have been months that they have done 4.

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Has anyone noticed the 224 page Adventures of Superboy vol. 1 hardcover collecting More Fun Comics #101-107 and Adventure Comics #103-121 and solicited for release July 28!?
I'm looking forward also to S.H.I.E.L.D. by Jonathan Hickman. Here's a pretty good interview with Hickman about the series and his current series Secret Warriors. http://comics.ign.com/articles/107/1071528p1.html I was already excited but this has me even more excited.

This picture http://media.comics.ign.com/articles/107/1071528/img_7560649.html may be what got me so excited.
I agree; SHIELD sounds great. I'll be tradewaiting it, but I'll be doing so eagerly.

Jason Marconnet (Lime_Coke) said:
I'm looking forward also to S.H.I.E.L.D. by Jonathan Hickman. Here's a pretty good interview with Hickman about the series and his current series Secret Warriors. http://comics.ign.com/articles/107/1071528p1.html I was already excited but this has me even more excited.

This picture http://media.comics.ign.com/articles/107/1071528/img_7560649.html may be what got me so excited.
From Newsarama, info on the Superman court case:

In a move that could indicate DC is moving toward a courtroom showdown in the Siegel lawsuits, the company has replaced its local outside counsel with Los Angeles “Super Lawyer” Daniel Petrocelli.

Petrocelli is perhaps best known for his work in several high-profile trials, including a major intellectual property case involving a cartoon character. Besides defending Enron CEO Jeff Skilling in a case that has reached the Supreme Court and helping the Goldman family win a multimillion dollar judgment against OJ Simpson, Petrocelli successfully defended the Walt Disney Company in a long-running dispute over the royalties from Winnie the Pooh.

Time Warner’s decision to bring on such a high-profile litigator as its new outside counsel would seem to signal that the company does not expect a settlement with the Siegel family in the foreseeable future. It’s equally possible that the hire is itself a negotiation tactic, as it’s not unusual for a party in a lawsuit to bring in big name counsel in an attempt to intimidate a seemingly intractable opponent.

Whatever its effect on the Siegels and their own high-powered counsel, the move to Petrocelli is a serious loss for DC’s previous outside counsel, Weissmann Wolff Bergman. The firm had previously succeeded in defending the company in Winter v. DC Comics, a right of publicity action in which the California Supreme Court ruled that a Jonah Hex parody of celebrity musicians was protected by the First Amendment.
Interesting. Thanks, Bill!

Of course, it's none of my business, really. My only (selfish) concern is that I get to read those Superboy stories! This piece doesn't make it sound as if we'll be seeing that collection on July 28 after all. :(

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