o I'm suddenly a lot less interested in Joe Casey's Iron Man 1.5 miniseries, after reading Diamond's "Product Changes" column from January 13 (temporary link):
• Iron Man 1.5 #1 (JAN100574), solicited as being written by Joe Casey with a cover price of $2.99, will now be written by Justin Theroux and Casey and carry a cover price of $3.99.
A co-writer and a price increase? Um, no thanks.
o This, on the other hand, will get a nice spot on my bookshelf: Joe Casey takes another shot at his favorite Marvel franchise in Avengers: The Origin, a five-part miniseries drawn by Phil Noto that debuts in April 2010.
o Here's your meta best-of comics list for 2009, and here's your meta best-of comics list for the 2000s. I love this stuff.