Friday, 11 October 2013

NYCC 2013: Amazing X-Men and Marvel Universe Panel

Marvel would make some announcements today at the New York Comic Con with the Amazing X-Men and Marvel Universe Panel taking place. The panellists would consist of Marvel Senior Editor Nick Lowe, X-Factor writer Peter David, Deadpool co-writer Gerry Duggan, Cable and X-Force and Avengers Arena writer Dennis Hopeless, Astonishing X-Men writer Marjorie Liu, Thunderbolts writer Charles Soule, X-Men Legacy writer Simon Spurrier, X-Men writer Brian Wood and editors Jeanine Schaefer, Daniel Ketchum and Jordan D. White.

Lowe would kick things off taking about the upcoming Amazing X-Men series, saying how Ed McGuinness is so happy that he's finally getting the chance to draw Nightcrawler, and that the story will take the team through heaven and hell.

Next X-Men writer Brian Wood talked about his next arc that he'll be working on with Terry Dodson, and how it will be a Lady Deathstrike story. Wood also revealed that he'd be adding Monet to the team, and how she was a character that was on his original list when he started talking about the series.

The panel would move on to show how the new Wolverine and the X-Men arc will involve both S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Sentinels, whilst X-23 will be joining the All-New X-Men roster, with a cover showing her kissing a silhouetted man.

Uncanny X-Men will see the series crossover into Inhumanity, with a character debuting that Lowe said, "will have people throwing things at Bendis." It was also revealed that Uncanny X-Men #14 will see the aftermath of Battle of the Atom.

The panel would then go onto talk about Savage Wolverine, and how it will continue to have one arc stories from different creators, with Jock currently working on a three issue run, and Phil Jimenez taking over for a two issue arc showing Wolverine in Madripoor.

The panel then moved onto talk about the current Wolverine arc, "Killable" which will end in December. Schaefer would talk about Sabertooth's involvement, also questioning if Wolverine will get his healing factor back, and how the ending isn't to be missed.

The panel would then see Spurrier thank all the fans of X-Men Legacy for trying and supporting it, and how he wanted to announce something else at the panel, but that unfortunately he isn't allowed to at the moment.

Deadpool co-writer Gerry Duggan would be next to speak, saying how they're playing a long game with the series, and that they've plotted a long way out. He also said how issue 19 will see some real consequences that will change Deadpool, finishing by talking about issue 20 being another inventory issue with art by Scott Koblish.

White also announced that Deadpool Annual #1 written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker with artwork Evan Shaner will answer the question: whatever happened to Deadpool's white caption boxes?

The panel would then go onto talk about a crossover that will involve both Uncanny X-Force and Cable and X-Force in an event called "Vendetta". The event will last over four weeks of January seeing two issues from each series. The crossover will also see the return of Stryfe

Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe would also be announce, with White saying how Longhsot no longer having a mullet in this series.

Marjorie Liu and Jeanine Schaefer would then go onto talk about Astonishing X-Men which has just ended, with Liu considering it as an honour to work on the series.

The panel would then move onto the All-New Marvel NOW! announcements, starting with the already announced She-Hulk series from Charles Soule. Soule would mention how he liked the idea of working on a character who's a lawyer, given the fact that he's a lawyer himself, and how he plans on writing She-Hulk in a way that allows her to interact with character all over the Marvel Universe.

Soule's "Sinners" teaser would be up next, with the revelation that Ghost Rider would become a member of the Thunderbolts. Soule would go onto say how this is Johnny Blaze, and that he's the perfect fit for the team. The story arc will be called "No Mercy", and will start with Thunderbolts #20.NOW.

It was then announced that the "Wrath" teaser that has Richard Isanove attached will (as I predicted) see him take over the Savage Wolverine series starting with Savage Wolverine #14.NOW with the story being set in the 30's.

Brian Michael Bendis "Trail" and Judgement" teasers would be revealed next, as Lowe revealed an arc called "The Trial of Jean Grey" that will be a crossover of both All-New X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy, consisting of three issues from each series. It was also revealed that due to this the original X-Men won't be going back to their own time at the end of Battle of the Atom.

The "Corporate" teaser written by Peter David would be revealed next as a new series title All-New X-Factor. David would then start speaking, saying how happy he was to everyone that arrived, and that Quicksilver and Gambit will feature in the first issue.

The panel would then close with a fan Q&A session.