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Here’s your roundup of announcements and items revolving around Marvel on the first day of the New York Comic Con 2009.

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  • The Old Man Logan arc by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s will conclude with “Old Man Logan: Giant Sized Special”.
  • Mark Millar is interested in telling more stories set in the Old Man Logan Universe.
  • Young X-Men will end with issue #12, but New Mutants will begin in May.  Zeb Wells and Diogenes Neves will work on the new series.  New Mutants picks up where the 80’s series ended, and gives fans a look at how the characters turned out.
  • The New Mutant team will consist of Cannonball, Magma, Sunspot, Illyana, Xi’an, and Dani Moonstar.
  • No word on who the villain will be in the first New Mutants story arc, but it will be a classic villain.
  • Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu will write Dark Wolverine, which will hit stores in June, which will feature Daken in the lead role.
  • Cyclops will send a team Back to the Future to find out what has happened to Cable in the ongoing Messiah War.
  • There’s a new redhead in Scott Summers life, and it has to do with a certain young child Cable is dealing with in the future.
  • Nightcrawler is quitting the X-Men
  • Don’t worry, there isn’t going to be an X-Men weekly series.  There are plans for X-Men Forever – a bi-weekly series by Chris Claremont and Tom Grummett.
  • If you are in France, you’ll be able to find an original X-Men graphic novel written by Chris Claremont.  eBay, here we come!
  • Wolverine and Domino team up in X-Force: Sex & Violence – arriving in late 2009.
  • Christos Gage and Jay Faerber are working on an online-only series called War of Kings: Warriors running May through July on the Marvel site.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #11 and #12 will ship bi-weekly.
  • Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Havok, and Rachel Grey are the New Guardians?
  • War of Kings: Ascension runs May-August.
  • Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham will be the new Fantastic Four creative team once Millar and Bryan
  • Hitch wrap up their arc in September.
  • Dale Eaglesham has signed an exclusive contract with Marvel and his debut work will be an eight-page back up story in Amazing Spider-Man.
  • Dark Reign: Young Avengers will be a five issue mini-series beginning in May.
  • Other Dark Reign titles include:
    • Dark Reign: The Hood
    • Dark Reign: Zodiac
    • Dark Reign: Mr. Negative
    • Dark Reign: Anti-Venom
    • Dark Reign: Fantastic Four
    • Dark Reign: Hawkeye
    • Dark Reign: Elektra
    • There are probably more, just look at the extensive number of titles from Marvel and put a Dark Reign tag in front of them.
  • Captain Britain and MI 13 is not canceled.

This has to be the quote of the week:
“When we produce books that aren’t part of an event, there’s a significant drop-off,” Quesada added. “You vote with your dollars…. We try to give you the stuff you want to read. When it’s not successful, we stop publishing.”

I wonder what DC will say to that?

via Comic Book Resource and Newsarama

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5 Comments

  1. matt
    February 6, 2009 at 11:40 pm — Reply

    hahahaha I was the one who asked the question in the panel about Millar telling more stories in the old man logan universe!

  2. February 7, 2009 at 12:22 am — Reply

    Matt: I hope you’re taking lots of pictures for us so we can share with our readers ;)

  3. mugsgame
    February 7, 2009 at 8:19 am — Reply

    I’m guessing Luna was bottle fed.

  4. February 7, 2009 at 7:45 pm — Reply

    Whoa – the news of that New Mutants book single-handedly renewed my interest in comic books. Cannot wait!

  5. February 7, 2009 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    I’m curious about that online War of Kings thing and I need a serious answer rather than knee jerk Marvel bashing: Is it worth my time to look into? The WoK one-shot blew my midn so completely I’m buying every title with that logo even Darkhawk and the Guardians title…

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