Comic Longbox week in review
The new DC Comics logo shown with Superman
January 20th, 2012
03:44 PM ET

Comic Longbox week in review

Here's a look at some of the stories that had comic book fans geeking out this week:

DC Comics introduced a new logo along with a new identity for DC Entertainment to showcase it's rich portfolio of brands, stories and characters across all media platforms. The new identity is reflective of the company’s mission to fully realize the value of a rich portfolio of brands, stories and characters, distinguished by incredible breadth and depth across publishing, media and merchandise. (via The Source)

The CW has ordered pilot for "Arrow," an hourlong superhero drama based on DC Comics’ "Green Arrow," CNN can confirm. "Arrow" would be written and executive produced by "The Green Lantern" co-writers Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim and "Fringe" and "Vampire Diaries" alum Andrew Kreisberg. (via CNN Marquee Blog, more info in TV Guide)

IDW Publishing announced a digital comics event that has been 5 million years in the making: "TRANSFORMERS: Autocracy." Exclusively digital, this 12-part series will be released as eight-page chapters every two weeks, through June. Each episode will be 99 cents. (via IDW Publishing)

io9 got an exclusive look at the cover art for the upcoming Marvel Comics "Avengers Vs. X-Men: Colossus versus Red Hulk". (via io9)

Mezco announced an Earthworm Jim articulated figure.  Jim - an intergalactic hero - comes complete with a game-accurate plasma blaster as well as his famous ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit (and an alternate bendy unsuited worm body as well). The 6" tall Earthworm Jim features 8 points of articulation. Shipping is available July 2012, but you can pre-order one now for $17.00. (via Plastic and Plush)

Did we miss something? Let us know if you come across news you that your feel your fellow Geeks would want to know in the comments or on twitter @CNNGeekOut

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