Alien Legion Comes to Movies, Returns to Comics
Veteran creators Chuck Dixon and Larry Stroman are returning to the Alien Legion comics series, alongside Carl Potts, for an upcoming comic from Dark Horse. Meanwhile, screenwriters Derek Haas and Michael Brandt have just adapted Alien Legion into a screenplay for Bruckheimer films, further details on the project are unknown.

Brian Bendis to Teach Comics Course
Eisner winning comics writer Brian Bendis will be teaching a comprehensive course on writing comics at Portland State University entitled simply "The Graphic Novel". The class will cover writing for print and digital formats and focus on the storytelling elements of the medium. More details in this post on Robot 6.

James Kolchalka Exhibits 'Little Paintings'
Indie comics creator James Kolchalka will have two exhibitions of his work opening in as many weeks. One of his "Little Paintings" exhibits opened at the Monastiriki Gallery in Montreal on November 6, and another, larger "Little Paintings" exhibit of all new work will open at the Giant Robot Gallery in San Francisco on November 11. His "Little Paintings" series are, quite simply, a collection of little paintings, done in his signature style.

This Week @ The Beat
This week Heidi MacDonald’s blog The Beat, hosted by Publishers Weekly, addressed the possible fate of the Angloume Festival, how comics help children learn, the DC and Marvel September month-to-month sales statistics, comics creator Marc Bernardin's departure from EW, the fact that four day passes to San Diego Comic Con 2010 have already sold out, the struggle and triumph of the upcoming Spider-Man musical in its fight to survive, a wrap up of King Con, the death of San Diego Comic Con pioneer Shel Dorf and Alan Moore as librarian kryptonite.

This Week @ Good Comics for Kids
This week School Library Journal’s blog Good Comics for Kids has a review of Yu-Gi-Oh R Vol. 1, a review of Geronimo Stilton graphic novels 1-2, the 11/4 listing of comics suitable for all ages, and a Sugar and Spike and everything nice roundup by Brigid Alverson.