Sunday, June 1, 2003
WIZARD WORLD EAST: X-MEN PANEL
Marc Silvestri's New X-Men story begins in December and Salvador Larroca will become the new regular artist of Uncanny X-Men, it was revealed Saturday at the X-Men panel at Wizard World East in Philadelphia.
Silvestri is the one-time Uncanny X-Men artist who went on to found Top Cow Productions. He is teaming with writer Grant Morrison beginning with New X-Men #151.
"I'm having a great time," said Silvestri, who is already working on his second issue, after the panel at the Top Cow booth. "How can anybody not want to work with Grant Morrison. It's a lot of fun, and the second issue is turning out better than the first."
Details of the arc are sketchy, but Silvestri did confirm the story takes place in the future and that a Sentinel appears in his first issue.
Larroca is currently drawing Namor after two years on X-Treme X-Men. His first issue of Uncanny will be early next year.
For much more from the X-Men panel, including the possibility of more colorful X-Men costumes, plans for the titles and comments from creators such as X-Treme X-Men writer Chris Claremont, CLICK HERE.
WIZARD WORLD EAST: DC UNIVERSE PANEL
Bill Willingham, writer of Vertigo's Fables title, was announced as the new writer of Robin at the DC Universe panel at Wizard World East in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Willingham told The Continuum he's already finished two scripts. He will be joined on the book by artist Rick Mays.
For a rundown of the panel, along with new images of several series, CLICK HERE.
WIZARD WORLD EAST: JOE QUESADA PANEL
Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada hinted at a new Ultimate universe title and a Doctor Strange book Saturday during his panel at Wizard World East in Philadelphia.
Asked if had plans for Doctor Strange, Quesada said, "Yes, yes, yes, yes. We kind of have an idea of where we're going with it."
As for a new Ultimate book, he said: "There may be a new Ultimate book, an ongoing title, but I can't say anything about it."
For more from the panel, CLICK HERE.
WIZARD WORLD EAST: WILDSTORM PANEL
A second 21 Down series by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Jesus Saiz will follow after #12, and the book will move into the Eye of the Storm mature readers imprint.
"It's not a mature book, but it is a mature book in a way," Palmiotti said at the WildStorm panel at Wizard World East in Philadelphia on Saturday. "We didn't write down. It's really a fine line with this book because we did push the envelope."
For a rundown of the panel, including images and comments from creators, CLICK HERE.
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