This week at SXSW, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada will lead a panel looking at the history of the company and how the publisher’s titles lead to major motion pictures.

Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and Chief Creative Officer + fan-favorite writer/artist Joe Quesada lead an interactive discussion on the unprecedented vast creative landscape and content factory that is MARVEL COMICS. Marvel’s characters have achieved international renown, and now the movies, television series, and games of the Marvel Universe are the most popular in the world – but everything starts with an idea, and Marvel Comics is the spark that lights the fire. Heroes and villains were teamed together in an epic challenge against each other in the first ever Marvel limited series Contest of Champions in 1982 before it became one of the most successful and popular mobile games of all time. The Guardians of the Galaxy as they were seen in the 2014 film assembled for the first time in 2007’s Guardians of the Galaxy comic book. Iron Man and Captain America had their first Civil War in the pages of the Marvel Comics series of the same name in 2006. Cloak & Dagger first came together in a 1982 issue of the Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man comic book. Are the next breakout stories of film, television, and gaming happening in the pages of Marvel Comics right now? Hear from two of the Marvel Comics’ biggest story-crafters on what it’s like to lead the way in the Marvel Universe!

Yes, this is the same description used by another site to stir up a wild rumor that Disney is planning on shutting down the comic publisher, and this panel is the plea to keep the company going. First, comics is a billion dollar a year industry and Marvel commands 40% or more of the direct market. Second, if CB and Joe really needed to make a plea to Disney to not shut down Marvel, do you really think they would use SXSW as the platform to do it? Yes, South By is a major media event, but this is something that would be done behind closed doors or through other campaigns that reach a larger portion of the Marvel audience who don’t attend film festivals.

If you plan on attending the panel, be in Room 12AB on the fourth floor of the Austin Convention Center at 3:30 PM on Friday, March 8, 2019.

via Marvel



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