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NYCC 2012: Marvel NOW! Amazing Spider-Man & Beyond panel recap

Get the latest info on Spidey, Daredevil, Hawkeye, Venom and more from NYCC!

  • Panel consists of Stephen Wacker (senior editor), Arune Singh (Director of Communications), Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman, Mark Waid, Joe Keatinge, Kevin Shinick, Declan Shalvey & Cullen Bunn
  • Crowd cheers but Singh says it isn't loud enough, joking "that doesn't say Superman.. that doesn't say Green Lantern... let's hear it for Spider-Man!"
  • Today is officially "Spider-Man Day" in New York.
  • Today only you can download an issue of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN INFINITE COMICS for free.  Takes place in the animated universe.  Check it out here.
  • 'Dying Wish' will be the final story in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.  Cover revealed of a not-so healthy looking Doc Oc saying "...Peter Parker."
  • Stan Lee will answer letters from a "select few fans" in the letter column of ASM #700.  Keep an eye on Marvel's news (via their main site or social media pages) over the next few weeks to find out how to apply.
  • AVENGING SPIDER-MAN 15.1 will serve as a bridge between ASM and what's to come next.  Those will be the ONLY two Marvel books coming out that week in Dec.
  • SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN discussion starts (Slott/Stegman).  The all new Spider-Man isn't Peter Parker and Slott calls it "very dark, very weird."  
  • Keatinge will write MORBIUS THE LIVING VAMPIRE.  The writer says he's been a big fan of the character for a long time because "he's not a hero, he's not a villain.  He's just a guy trying to do well and he's relentless in trying to do good but it always messes up."
  • This won't be a prison book.  Morbius will be leaving the Raft.
  • Waid thanks fans for all of their support of DAREDEVIL.
  • Says the theme of the title is "actions have consequences."
  • The new Spider-Man will appear in the title to help Matt battle the new Stilt-Man.  "I can't believe I just said that," Waid remarks.  
  • Issue #23 will reveal the mystery villain that has been playing Matt since issue #3.
  • Hank Pym to appear a lot more in DD.  Waid says he loves their friendship.
  • Bunn says 'Minimum Carnage' will have "more symbiotes per panel than ever before."
  • Venom is leaving the Big Apple and moving to Philly.  When asked why, they joked it's because of Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
  • But really, it's because Venom will "need a change" after the events of 'Minimum Carnage.'
  • Christopher Yost is "taking him [Kaine] down a pretty dangerous path next year" in SCARLET SPIDER.
  • David Aja to remain on HAWKEYE -- sadly, no update on Landlord bro.
  • DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS takes place in the not too distant future.  Does that mean we're getting a Bullseye resurrection story soon...? 
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL to have "a lot of Carol Danvers blasting stuff."
  • PUNISHER WAR ZONE to redefine Frank's role in the Marvel universe.
  • Described as a 5 issue cat and mouse chase -- you'll believe Frank can elude the Avengers.
  • No plans for a SPIDER-MEN follow-up at the moment.
  • A new version of The Big Wheel to appear in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN.
  • Waid hinted Black Cat might appear more in DAREDEVIL.
  • As for how Morbius leaves the raft -- we're told read ASM #699.  They added "they're very aware of all the villains currently in the Raft."
  • Super natural element will come back to VENOM -- but right now Bunn wants to focus on more street level stories.
  • Question: "Is Anti-Venom going to show up again?"  Answer: "Yes, Eddie Brock for sure."  Then what does the future hold for Toxin...?
  • Q: "Will Black Widow or Mockingbird be in HAWKEYE?" A: "Yes... to one of those."
  • We'll be seeing more of Mr. Negative, Overdrive & Vulture!
  • Q: "How come you don't make 2099 Spider-Man comics anymore?" A: "You want to see Spider-Man 2099?  We'll do it for you!"
  • Q:  "Has the upcoming Spider-Man appeared in a title yet?"  A:  "The Superior Spider-Man has serious Spider-Man pedigree."