Sunday, May 23, 2004
WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA: MARVEL PANELS
Exclusives with J. Michael Straczynski, Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar, Steve Epting and Greg Land and new Black Widow, Doctor Strange and X23 books were announced at the Cup o' Joe, Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada's panel at Wizard World Philadelphia on Saturday.
Later in the day, Quesada return as part of Marvel's Avengers panel, where many aspects of the upcoming year were detailed and discussed. "If you're an Avengers fan, this is your year," he said.
For more news from the Cup o' Joe panel, CLICK HERE.
For more news from the Avengers panel, CLICK HERE.
WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA: DC/WILDSTORM PANEL
Ron Garney said his run as artist on JLA will go beyond his initial six-issue collaboration with Chuck Austen.
"You guys are going to be really happy," Garney said cryptically at the DC/WildStorm panel at Wizard World Philadelphia on Saturday.
Garney is teaming with Austen on "The Pain of the Gods," a six-issue story as JLA runs bi-weekly beginning with #101 in July.
"It's a little more of a tale of each one individually," Garney said. "We take each one and get into their heads. It's more of a humanizing story. You will get to see a side of the Martian Manhunter you haven't seen before."
For more news from the panel, CLICK HERE.
WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA: DEVIL'S DUE PANEL
A sequel to G.I. Joe vs. Transformers has been scheduled for a September release, it was announced Saturday at Devil's Due Publishing's panel at Wizard World Philadelphia.
The four-issue mini-series will be written by Dan Jolley, with pencils by Tim Seeley and EJ Su. Seely will focus on figures and Su on mechanical designs and backgrounds.
Here's how the series is described:
"In the new series, picking a few years after the original, Cybertronian (Transformer) technology has found its way into our own on Earth. The fragmented Cobra organization now uses this for their own purposes, but the Military isn't without their own. In issue one, Cobra Commander has set his sights on a highly advanced prototype Cybertronian computer that could make his forces unstoppable. Of course things go haywire, and the problems result in an epic story of time travel, military action, and science fiction." In other news from the panel:
* Blaylock also gave first notice of Aftermath, a new line of super-hero titles from Devil's Due. He said the line will start in October, with more details soon.
* Devil's Due has completed negotiations to publish comic properties owned by Sigongsa (STUDIO ICE), a multimedia Korean publishing group beginning in September.
Sigongsa produces educational and entertaining children's books, art and history books, lifestyle and gaming magazines and comics, which they describe as "both beautiful and interesting." Sigongsa has previously worked with North American comic book companies Tokyo Pop, Image Comics and Dream Wave Productions, as well as major literary publishing houses, but this partnership opens a new door for both companies.
"Diversification is a great strategy in this business," Blaylock said. "The world's becoming one big global neighborhood these days, and there is an abundance of great art and material out there that has been inaccessible to fans limited to one language. Sigongsa has a wide range of materials that Devil's Due Publishing is proud to bring to the table and expose fans to. We're really excited to be involved with a company who is an international success by diversifying what they offer their consumers. We hope that we can do the same and make Sigongsa proud of this relationship."
Devil's Due will focus on releasing primarily full color material from Sigongsa for the initial stages of this partnership.
SPIDER-MAN 2 UPDATE
Alfred Molina, who plays Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2, could not make his scheduled appearance Saturday morning at Wizard World Philadelphia.
According to a representative of Wizard, bad weather in New York prohibited Molina from taking a helicopter from New York to Philadelphia.
Some 300 people still attended the panel to see a clip from the movie. Although billed as "never seen before," the clip was the same one that was shown at Wizard World Los Angeles.
Look for more Spider-Man 2 news on Monday here in The Continuum.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
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* For Tuesday, May 18, including Smallville and Global Frequency news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, May 17, including DC Comics' solicitations for August, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, May 15, including news on the Mutant X season finale, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, May 14, including news on Justice League Unlimited, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, May 13, including Dark Horse solicitations for August and Spawn news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, May 12, including Top Cow news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, May 11, including Justice League and Teen Titans animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, May 10, including Catwoman movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, May 8, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, May 7, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, May 6, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, May 5, including Hugh Jackman talking about a third X-Men movie, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, May 4, including Marvel movie news and more from WonderCon, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, May 3, including Justice League news and more from WonderCon, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, May 2, including Spider-Man 2 news from WonderCon, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, May 1, including news from WonderCon, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, April 30, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, April 29, including Marvel, DC and Image first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, April 28, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, April 27, including Angel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, April 26, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, April 24, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, April 23, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, April 22, including Image Comics' solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, April 21, including DC Comics first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, April 20, including Marvel Comics' solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.
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