Quick reactions to news outta Nerd Prom. (No links, just thoughts. Okay, two links.)

Well, looks like I'll be saving money by not having to buy The Spirit after issue 12, huh? If they're gonna want me to keep reading non-Eisner Spirit, they'll have to find someone really special to replace Darwyn Cooke.

Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi on Astonishing X-Men? Hrrrm... Ellis is hit and miss with me, and I've never really warmed up to Bianchi's artwork, but I read this in trade, anyway, so I'll have a while to make my decision.

Terry Moore and Humberto Ramos on Runaways sounds a little more interesting to me, but only if Moore lays off the poetry and fake song lyrics. And I'd be pretty psyched if one of the characters - I'm thinking Molly - acquires a fierce obsession with strawberry cake (Kixie always was my favorite Moore creation).

Okay, so while I'm pretty much done with event comics, Grant Morrison writing Final Crisis means that I'll at least take a peep at the eventual collection. He earned at least that much from me by making One Million way better than it probably should have been.

Sylar playing young Spock? Okay, that's pretty brilliant casting.

Doctor Who comics from IDW? And new stuff, not just overpriced and repackaged British reprints? Well, looks like I know where that Spirit money will be redirected, at least for a little bit. The artwork looks fun.

The teams for the soon-to-be thrice monthly Amazing Spider-Man were announced. Glad to see Dan Slott among the writers. Still won't pick it up, but still, good for Dan Slott.

Between the Alex Ross thing and Image's new "Next Issue Project" (or whatever it's called), it seems like obscure Golden Age heroes are the new flavor of the moment. And it all sounds cool. Time to break out the old Rovin Encyclopedia of Super Heroes and brush up.

And last, but certainly not least, I hope Bully finally manages to meet Jane Wiedlin. The bloggyverse's favorite little stuffed bull deserves it, and also, yeah, I'd like to live vicariously through him. Like a lot of other bloggers out there, apparently, I, too, crush madly on the excellent Ms. Wiedlin. Even after The Surreal Life and her Rock & Roll Jeopardy appearance, and that's sayin' something.