Sunday, June 1, 2003
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."
In other news from the panel:
* Quesada said David Mack will be doing a stint on Daredevil.
* On the Epic title Trouble: "It is non-superhero in a sense. It's a story of teen romance. It has Richard, Ben, Mary and May and stuff happens. It's kind of like thinking of your parents being sexual."
* On keeping Bryan Hitch as the artist of The Ultimates through irregular shipping: "If I put somebody in Hitch's place, a certain amount of energy would be lost from that book. When all is said and done with 24 issues and the two hardcovers, people are going to be grateful that we waited."
* On JLA/Avengers: "Once we started, I just stepped back and let those guys do it."
* Quesada said Kevin Smith would finish both the Black Cat and Daredevil: Target series eventually.
* Quesada said he anticipates that 1602, the upcoming Neil Gaiman-written series, will be collected in hardcover form first. He said he expects all eight issues of 1602 to ship on time.
* On The End series of one-shots: "There might be a few more of these, but they have to be creator-driven."
* On experimenting with sizes and formats for trade paperbacks: "Yes, but it's way too early to announce."
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