Here’s our bullet list of items from the Marvel panels held on Saturday at the New York Comic Con.  The fate of Ultimate Spider-Man and the rest of the Ultimate Universe is revealed after the jump.

Ultimate News

  • The final issue of Ultimate Hulk vs. Wolverine is being drawn right now, and will feature the debut of Ultimate She-Hulk.
  • Ultimate Spider-Man is indeed being canceled.


Before you get too worked up, it is all a plan by Marvel to rebrand the entire Ultimate Universe into a new series called Ultimate Comics, which will feature of all things, Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man.


  • ult._spidey_rain.jpgStuart Immonen is being replaced by David LaFuente as the new artist.
  • Immonen will be taking over as artist for New Avengers with issue #55
  • There will be a time jump following Ultimatum, and with new characters being introduced, this looks to be Marvel’s way of rebooting the universe.
  • Peter Parker may not be the guy under the mask.
  • There will be four Ultimate Comics titles:
    Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man (Brian Michael Bendis and David LaFuente)
    Ultimate Comics: Avengers (Mark Millar and Carlos Pacheco)
    Ultimate Comics: New Ultimates (Jeph Loeb and David Finch)
  • The other one has not yet been announced, but we know it will not be an X-Men series.


Black Panther News

  • Even though Black Panther #1 arrived this week, it will be a while before we find out who she is.  My money’s on Sue Storm.


  • Doctor Doom and Namor will make appearances in Black Panther soon, adding more credibility to my Sue Storm prediction.
  • The Black Panther animated series for BET is still a go with Djimon Hounsou providing the voice of T’Challa.
  • Kerry Washington , Alfre Woodard, and Stan Lee are also doing voices for the series.
  • The first season will only be eight episodes.

Other News of Note

  • Jessica Jones will be part of the New Avengers
  • Powers stories are being stockpiled until at least six issues are ready to be released.
  • Peter David and Fred Van Lente will write two new Halo series.

The Marvel Digital Comics panel is later today, and we’ll have an update on that when it concludes.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

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  1. Slappy
    February 7, 2009 at 7:31 pm — Reply

    I really want to see Bea Arthur in the Black Panther costume.

  2. Jizzle
    February 7, 2009 at 11:42 pm — Reply

    if sue storm is the new black panther i would love to see how they would make sense of that

  3. February 8, 2009 at 11:40 am — Reply

    Did Sue get divorced and I didn’t hear? Her last name hasn’t been “Storm” since 1965.

  4. Kurt Fenreer
    February 9, 2009 at 8:52 am — Reply

    I’m going to rebrand my family. We’ll no long be the Fenreers, but rather, The Fenreers. All New, All Different. I imagine this will wipe out my lousy credit history…

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