Batman and Chowder Ending; Ultimate Spidey Crews Up

Chowder is set to serve up his last meal, Brave and the Bold plans to hang up its cape and Marvel taps several comics creators for a new Spider-Man toon in the latest moves in the ever-changing TV toon landscape.

Up first, several outlets reported news out of Comic-Con this past weekend that Brian Michael Bendis will be a writer on the upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man animated series Marvel is developing. Bendis launched the comic book series of the same name in 2000 and has gone on to become a major architect of Marvel’s comic book universe. He also worked on Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, which aired on MTV in 2003.

Also, the creative group known as Man of Action has agreed to serve as executive producers of Ultimate Spider-Man. MoA includes comic book creators Steven T. Seagle, Joe Kelly, Joe Casey and Duncan Rouleau. The group previously created the animated series Ben 10 and Generator Rex for Cartoon Network.

Over on the DC side of things, IGN reports that an end date has been set for Batman: Brave and the Bold, though the series will get to play out the 26-episode second season currently airing and a 13-episode third season.

Meanwhile, the last episode of Cartoon Network’s series Chowder is set to air Aug. 7. A 30-minute episode titled ‘Chowder Grows Up,’ the series finale will air at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT following a five-hour marathon of the show’s best episodes.