C2E2: ComicBook.com's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo Coverage Roundup

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For those who weren't following us all weekend long, or just didn't know, there was a flurry of activity in the comics business over the weekend, as publishers small and large trotted out big new plans for the future.

IDW and Dark Horse were really the dominant announcers of news for most of the weekend, with new original graphic novels, miniseries and ongoing series announced daily and things like merchandising rights and reprints of archival material getting a little time in the sun, too.

Marvel wasn't totally silent, though, and blasted out a ton of X-Men news on Sunday, including a major new story for Wolverine, an event crossover designed to celebrate the X-Men's fiftieth anniversary later this year and, yes, the rumored conclusion of Peter David's beloved X-Factor series.  More details on those projects are promised later today. They also confirmed the long-simmering rumors that Miguel O'Hara (also known as Spider-Man 2099) will appear in Superior Spider-Man soon.

Fan-favorite creators Art Baltazar and Franco did pretty well for themselves, too; they not only signed on with Mark Waid's Thrillbent to get digital distribution for their Aw Yeah Comics, but they also landed a gig doing an all-ages Hellboy comic (yeah, you read that right).

Valiant got in on it by formally announcing an upcoming Unity series, which they said wasn't a crossover (the original was). No further details were released, though; the project was actually set to be announced in the back of this weekend's Free Comic Book Day offering, but retailers who already have copies of those books had leaked snapshots to the Internet.

Check out our coverage index below.

Adam West Withdraws From C2E2 With Fractured Vertebrae

Dark Horse Comics Announces Halo: Initiation

DC Comics Teases New Cyborg Superman

Batman '66 To Feature Killer Croc

Peter Panzerfaust Writer Teases Rat Queens

Aw Yeah Comics Joins Thrillbent

Exclusive Interview: The Protectors Creative Team Ron Marz, Bart Sears and Chicago Bear Israel Idonije

Spider-Man 2099 Coming in September

Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right and More Headed for IDW Publishing

Ron Perlman Really Wants a Third Hellboy Movie

Dark Horse Comics Announces Alex de Campi's Grindhouse

Tim Seeley and Mike Norton Bring The Occultist Back to Dark Horse

The Toadies Drummer Mark Reznicek Brings Buzzkill to Dark Horse Comics

Kevin Maguire Expresses His Concern About Valiant's Current Trajectory

Dark Horse Announces Hellboy OGN, All-Ages Series

Marvel Announces X-Men: Battle of the Atom 50th Anniversary Event

Wolverine: Killable Coming This Summer From Cornell and Davis

Peter David's X-Factor Ending in September


TMNT Co-Creator Brings Back Zombie War, Christian Gossett Brings Back The Red Star For IDW Reprints

Malekith, The Villain of Thor: The Dark World, Is Coming Back To Comics