SDCC’11: Marvel’s Next Big Thing
Marvel continues to throw down the gauntlet when it comes to trying to best DC at every turn. During Marvel’s Next Big Thing, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said of the upcoming Ultimate line, “You’ll have to just buy three books to get one universe and not 52.”
Them are some strong words. So did Marvel announce anything else that should rock the comic book world? Take the jump for our rundown.
Alonso appeared to be hyping Ultimate Comics Fallout quite a bit, as he said there would be moments that would lead to sell out issues. Jonathan Hickman stressed the Ultimate books will ship monthly (and on time?).
Look for an Ultimate Hawkeye spinoff mini-series.
Nick Spencer will take on the Ultimate X-Men, with Paco Medina on art. The story will feature teenagers coming to grips with growing up as outsiders. While it will feature Storm, Colossus, and Quicksilver, it will remain a Kitty Pride and Rogue story.
J. Michael Straczynski has completed all the scripts for The Twelve, and issue #9 is expected to ship in February.
Hulk of Arabia will be handled by Jeff Parker and Patrick Zircher that will introduce a Doctor Doom level villain to the mix.
Avengers Academy will go on a recruiting drive.
Arune Singh announced Villains for Hire, a brand new series that will begin shipping monthly in November. It will feature Misty Knight leading a team of villains on a secret mission.
If one-shots are more your thing, be on the lookout for Avengers Origins.
- Ant-Man and Wasp by Roberto Aguire Sacasa and Stephanie Hans
- Luke Cage by Mike Benson and Adam Glass and Dalibor Talajic
- The Vision by Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel with art by Stephane Perger
- Quick Silver and The Scarlet Witch by Sean McKeever and Katherine Immonen
Black Panther will take on Kingpin and Lady Bullseye in November.