When Marvel Studios' film 'Avengers' opens in theaters on Friday, May 4, 2012, it will be shown in 3D, as well as its standard release.
The film opens the day before 'Free Comic Book Day', and features Iron Man, Thor, Capt. America, the Incredible Hulk, and other heroes.
Marvel has also reported that April 4, 2014, and May 16, 2014 as dates for special film releases, but would not give any other details. There have been rumors that a film based on the Marvel character 'Ant Man' is also in the works.
Source: Locus online
Artist Darrell K. Sweet, 77, died December 5, 2011. Sweet’s first illustrations were for Ballantine Books in 1975, and when the Del Rey imprint was formed in 1977, he produced many of their covers. Since then he has created illustrations for most of the major SF publishers, including Berkeley, Ace, and Tor. He is perhaps now best known for his illustrations of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, but he also produced memorable covers for Stephen R. Donaldson’s Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Xanth series by Piers Anthony, and novels by Jack L. Chalker, Terry Brooks, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., and many others.
Sweet was born in 1934 in New Brunswick NJ, and graduated from Syracuse University in 1956 with a degree in fine arts. He already had a reputation as a painter of animals, still lifes, and pastoral scenes when he started illustrating SF. He was nominated for a professional artist Hugo in 1983, and was a Chesley Award finalist many times.