Hey guys! San Diego Comic Con had a ton of HUGE announcements. Thanks to everyone who was checking out all the live panel action from myself and Tom Pinchuk during the week. We had a lot of fun and it was awesome getting the news directly to you.
That being said, maybe you missed out on something from the coverage, so let's take some tap to wrap up the major news we brought you from the Cup O' Joe, Amazing Spider-Man and his Avenging Friends, and the Marvel's Next Best Thing, and the Year of the X-Men panels.== TEASER ==
Let's get right down to business. During the Cup O Joe panel, there was one GIGANTIC announcement. Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness will be working on a book called, "Cable Reborn" in December of 2011. They couldn't release too much else info, so we all have to be patient and wait on this one.
Season One starts next year and ends in May and it will be a great jumping on point for new reader since it takes a look at the first few years of some of Marvel's iconic character: Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and X-Men.
The series is meant more for new readers as origins may be touched on a bit more and there may be re-imaginings of older stories, but you'll also get some brand new stories from some great creative teams.
Marvel is releasing two short, live-action films featuring Agent Coulson. We got a very short sneak-peak at it, and the first of the two shorts, entitled "The Consultant" will be on the Thor Blu-ray, coming out soon.
There were a few big announcements during the Marvel's Next Big Thing panel that will rock your socks off. There will be some Avengers Origins one-shots in November featuring some of the Avenger's oldest team members: Ant-Man and Wasp, Luke Cage, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Thor. These are all characters who haven't had their origin stories told too often, so it will be nice to see an update to these beloved characters.
Evil Deadpool! Daniel Way is writing this upcoming Deadpool storyline. Evil Deadpool is a collection of Deadpool's former body parts. It's Deadpool without a conscious. "Deadpool will be one of the most wanted people in the world... This is a big one."
Daniel says the storyline will lead to something much bigger.
Pak on Hulk: Certain themes are coming up. It’s been about a guy who’s insanely angry and wants to be alone, yet he surrounds himself with family.
The Hulk has been trying to protect his family and the final arc is called “Wishing Well.” Fin Fang Foom will be back.
Now onto the Year of the X-Men panel. There was a bit more talk about Evil Deadpool, but what stunned the audience more than that was that Cyclops will be gone after Schism ends. They did not say he would be dead or if he just left the X-Men, but when it splits into two books, Wolverine and the X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, Cyclops will not be around.
There's an important reason that Schism and Fear Itself both end at the same time, so keep an eye out for that, and X-Men Regenesis will be the next storyline starting in October.
Next up is the Amazing Spider-Man and his Avenging Friends panel. So much of this panel was about the upcoming storyline, Spider-Island. We even saw a video of Dan Slott being super-excited about it. Spider-Island is all about everyone getting Spider-powers.
There are many tie-ins to Spider-Island, and yes, the Venom book will tie-in. The only real big announcement that came out of the Amazing Spider-Man and his Avenging Friends panel was a single image.
They were asked in earlier panels if Ben Reilly would be coming back and they kept saying, "nope," so were they just deflecting questions, or will we see a return of Ben Riley? Maybe a ghost Ben Riley?
Who knows? We'll see where this takes us in 2012!
Thanks guys for reading and we'll have a DC wrap-up up soon! Make sure to check out all the San Diego Comic Con coverage, including the panels for more details and news we couldn't fit into here!