Here’s another Rapid-Fire Roundup of news coming out of the various Marvel panels on day two of the San Diego Comic Con.

X-Men

  • If you think you have Utopia figured out, Matt Fraction thinks you are going to be surprised
  • X-Force #50 wraps up the future and present storylines and sets the stage for things to come in the next year.
  • Daniel Acuna is the ongoing artis for X-Men Legacy.  Look for his stuff in September
  • Nation X Begins, September 2009
    • Magneto is back
  • Wanna see Wolverine fight Skaar? Of course you do.  Look to Wolverine Origins for more on that.

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  • Some thing Wolverine is crazy. That will be addressed when Logan finds himself locked up in a crazy house in Wolverine: Weapon X.

  • Necrosha arrives in October 2009 and will see 16 million mutants brought back.
    • The title will be Necrosha: X-Force/New Mutants/X-Men: Legacy
    • Horror will play a big part in the series

Spider-Man

  • Marvel Digital Comics will begin offering in continuity Spider-Man tales starting November 9.  Look for stories to flow between the print and digital comics.
    • New stories will arrive every other Monday.
    • The first few issues are inspired by Marvels.
    • Bob Gale is writing
  • There is an arc coming up called “Who was Ben Reilly”. This will give Marvel a chance to tell some Ben Reilly stories without bringing him back.

Hulk

  • Red She-Hulk.
    • No, we don’t know who she is either
  • At the end of Hulk #600, Bruce Banner can never become the Hulk again.  Is that Geoff Loeb pulling our leg?
  • World War Hulks. Plural.  December 2009.
    • A major character in the Hulk universe will die.  But of course we know deaths are never lasting, so don’t expect the death to be permanent.
  • Loeb and John Romita Jr. will be teaming for Gamma, that serves as a lead in to the WWHulks series.
  • The weird renumbering of Incredible Hulk does not mean Incredible Hercules is ending
  • In issues #14 – #17 someone will find out who the Red Hulk is.
  • Deadpool will show up in the Hulk title as well as Spider-Man that was mentioned in yesterday’s roundup.

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Marvelman/Miracleman

  • In case you missed it, the “big” news that Joe Quesada said would crack the Intardwebz in half was the announcement that Marvelman is official part of Marvel now.

“Marvel has purchased the rights to Marvelman,” Quesada said. “It is arguably the J.D. Salinger of comic book characters. Arguably one of the most important comic book characters in decaades.”- NEWSARAMA

  • Yeah, you got me too.  Someone who was actually at the panel will have to tell us what the audience’s real reaction to the new was.

Misc. Marvel

  • Look for Deathlok to step up to the plate in a seven-issue mini-series written by Charlie Huston
  • Marvel Knights hits in November 2009
  • Dark Reign will end by year’s end!

That’s it from Marvel for today.  Are you as worn out as I am?  Well, keep coming back, as I’m sute to be here filtering the great from the not so great news.




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9 Comments

  1. Salieri
    July 25, 2009 at 1:25 am — Reply

    So…The only thing I feel optimistic about is Weapon X from Aaron and Miracleman. Everything else just seems mediocre.

    Especially “Necrosha”, aka “Blackest WHA? HOLD THE PRESSES!”

  2. Kurt Fenreer
    July 25, 2009 at 2:54 am — Reply

    So, since they retconned World War Hulk into nonexistence before the series was complete, they’re going back to the well again?

  3. ykw
    July 25, 2009 at 3:35 am — Reply

    “Daniel Acuna is the ongoing artis for X-Men Legacy. Look for his stuff in September”

    And then again in January, and maybe once or twice in 2011.

    “Necrosha arrives in October 2009 and will see 16 million mutants brought back.”

    I hope Geoff Johns enjoys those royalty checks.

    “Dark Reign will end by year’s end!”

    Having already seen solicits for books through October, there’s almost zero chance this happens. (Unless a weekly-shipping event title sneaks onto the sked for November and December, but it’ll take more than Steve Wacker and his Cosmic Cattle Prod to get the by-now-expected-on-event-books super-star artists to produce fast enough to keep such a book on track.)

  4. Salieri
    July 25, 2009 at 7:49 am — Reply

    You’ll note that any other writer- even one who’d never written her at all – wold hav had Domino fight and/or call for backup. Against a Hulk-level villain, this is what you do; you do not act like a five-year-old who caught her abusive drunk father feeling up the landlady. But, of course, in the Loebverse which sucks, leechlike, on the Marvel U at large, everyone except Rubbishulk is a coward and/or an f-ing moron.

  5. Brother129
    July 25, 2009 at 8:47 am — Reply

    Um…X-Force is approaching #50?

  6. Dean
    July 25, 2009 at 10:47 am — Reply

    So, does the Marvelman/Miracleman deal mean that we’ll be getting reprints on the Eclipse series? The old/rare Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman stuff is pretty much the reason the character generates whatever interest he does. Otherwise, Marvel just announced that they’ve acquired the rights to a Shazam! knock-off with a British accent.

    • July 25, 2009 at 10:03 pm — Reply

      So, does the Marvelman/Miracleman deal mean that we’ll be getting reprints on the Eclipse series? The old/rare Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman stuff is pretty much the reason the character generates whatever interest he does. Otherwise, Marvel just announced that they’ve acquired the rights to a Shazam! knock-off with a British accent.

      Given that they’ve pointedly referred to the rights to MARVELMAN (and that he’s got the old logo on his chest rather than the new one from the Warrior/Eclipse incarnation) I’d say that the answer to that seems to be “maybe, maybe not.”

  7. downbylaw
    July 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm — Reply

    red she-hulk looks like typhoid mary.

  8. Salieri
    July 25, 2009 at 4:54 pm — Reply

    Refer to her as Rubbishulk. Spread it around the net, and Loeb will use it. It is called the Rulk phenomenon.

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