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SDCC: Marvel’s Next Big Thing
Published on Thursday, July 12, 2012 by

SDCC started off with a bang and Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel.

Panelists included: Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-In-Chief; Editors: Sana Amanat & Jeanine Schaefer; C.B. Cebulski; Writers: Marjorie Liu, Daniel Way, Peter Davie, Joe Keatinge, James Asmus; and veteran artist Neal Adams.

James Asmus opened up the panel by talking about new series Gambit, a job which he called a dream come true. He said Gambit will get back to his stealing roots.

Marjorie Liu got a lot of applause for the wedding issue of Astonishing X-Men. She said that the couple had problems before and they are only going to get exacerbated. She said these problems ramp up in issue #53. Jeanine Schaefer, editor, said that there would be a honeymoon issue.

Singh stated that Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye would be the book of the year, comparing it to the Mark Waid Eisner-nominated Daredevil.

Editor Sana Amanat talked a little about Captain Marvel, saying it was a book that “girls and boys, men and women, can enjoy” and that it was a book they should have been doing years ago.

Way talked a little about Deadpool, announcing that he was leaving the title.

Singh said that New Mutants will end with #50 but it won’t be the end of the characters.

Peter David was up next, talking about X-Factor. After joking that the series would end, he said that the “Breaking Points” arc will wrap up a dozen or so plotlines over a 5 day period. He said that the time that comes out at the end, #245, is vastly different from the one that went into the arc, #241. Leonard Kirk will be drawing it.

Jeff Parker’s Hulk series will become Red She-Hulk with issue #58. Parker will continue to writer it, with Carlos Pagulayan on art. The series will follow Red She-Hulk on a mission for a mysterious organization that will put her at odds with the rest of the Marvel Universe.

Joe Keatinge talked about the upcoming Thanos: Son of Titan and is about how Thanos came to be the guy from the Infinity Gauntlet story.

Neal Adams talked about First X-Men and Logan’s involvement. Before X-Men #1, who protected mutants? The 5 issue mini will explore Logan’s secret ties to the X-Men and feature “new X-Men from the past”. The series will shed new light on the relationship between Logan and Sabretooth with Alonso saying “After reading this you’ll say, I get it now.”

The Q&A opened up with a question about Young Avengers. Singh said there are no plans for them to show up in Avengers beyond Kate Bishop, who appears in Hawkeye, due to her relationship with Hawkeye. He added that there may be news on Young Avengers soon.

Alonso clarified that the upcoming Brian Michael Bendis written All-New X-Men does not take place in an alternate universe. It is solidly in the Marvel Universe.

There was a question about the Silver Surfer and Alonso said they would probably take a look at him soon.

There is a Doctor Strange: Season 1 graphic novel coming out by Greg Pak and Emma Rios. Alonso said that as soon as they figure out what Marvel magic is then you would see a Dr. Strange #1. He said they do not want a Deus Ex Machina kind of magic.

Alonso said that Jonathan Hickman has resolved the complex history in his S.H.I.E.L.D. series with the newly introduced son of Nick Fury, Marcus Johnson.

Singh said that some of the Runaways characters will have major roles in an unannounced new ongoing series. He said that it is not called “Runaways” and we’d know more before September.

The panel ended with Singh saying that some of the Secret Warriors characters would be showing up in a book not called Secret Warriors.

3 Responses
    • Looking at Silver Surfer?  He’s appearing in Defenders right now.  Based on the answers given in the Q&A I don’t think Defenders will be around long.  They have to look at magic in the MU?  Didn’t Bendis already do that in New Avengers?

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    • The S.H.I.E.L.D. book is the only one announced that sounds interesting to me. Perhaps I have odd non-mutant reading desires at the moment. 

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