Here is a smattering of announcements made by Marvel during its many panels on Saturday at the San Diego Comic Con.

Absolute Carnage is “one of our biggest Spider-Man stories ever. This is huge. Issue #1 is 60 pages, it’s so gigantic that we had to go big on this issue. There’s so much red stuff. Is it blood? Is it symbiote good? Nobody knows,” said Marvel Executive Editor Nick Lowe.

Well, we do know that Cletus Kasaday is back, and he essentially has the power of a god. That doesn’t bode well for anyone who has ever been a symbiote.

Fans at the Next Big Thing panel got their first look at Sara Pichelli’s concept art for Cadaverous, the big bad in the upcoming J.J. Abrams and son Spider-Man comic book that Sara is arting the heck out of. All images are currently caps from the conference room, so we aren’t going to show them here, but you can check them out at Bleeding Cool, or wait until next week, when I’m sure the full resolution images will drop from Marvel.

According to Jonathan Hickman, he’s going to be leading the X-books for the next several years, and he is working with six creative teams for six new titles:

  • Marauders by Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli. The team will consist of Kitty Pryde, Bishop, Iceman, Emma Frost, Storm, and Pyro.
  • Excalibur returns with Tini Howard and Marcus To. We will see Apocalypse, Rogue, Jubiliee, Captain Britain, Gambit and Rictor on the team. The most interesting thing about this team isn’t Apocalypse but Betsy Braddock as Captain Britain…again.
  • X-Force from Benjamin Percy and Joshua Cassara, featuring Sage, Kid Omega, Marvel Girl, Wolverine, Colossus, Black Tom, Domino, and Beast. The first issue of X-Force arrives in November.
  • Fallen Angels by Bryan Hill and Szymon Kudranski. Be on the lookout for X-23, Cable, and a new Psylocke in this book.
  • New Mutants from Jonathan Hickman (who is writing the first arc), Ed Brisson (taking over after that), with art from Rob Reis. Members of the New Mutants include Magik, Sunspot, Cyper, Mirage, Karma, Wolfbanse, Chamber, and Mondo.
  • The final title is X-Men from Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu, and it will feature (according to the panel) every Marvel mutant.

Oh, man… Marvel #1000 keeps getting bigger and bigger – not in page count mind you, that is sticking at 80-pages, but rather in the number of writers and artists that are being added to the title.  It’s almost as if the company is going to need a follow up issue just to contain it all! Oh, wait…

via Various

UPDATE: Here is the official press release from Marvel along with images for the new X-line of books

With just days until HOUSE OF X #1 hits store shelves, Marvel announced six brand-new ongoing series with a suite of all-star creative teams to take mutantkind further than they’ve ever gone before, kicking off with X-MEN, EXCALIBUR, MARAUDERS, NEW MUTANTS, FALLEN ANGELS, AND X-FORCE!

Announced at Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel at San Diego Comic Con, these new series will build directly from the universe-shifting events of HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X.

“House of X and Powers of X lay the groundwork for a whole new world of X-Men stories for years to come, and the Dawn of X books are the promise of that new world come to life,” said X-Men Senior Editor Jordan D. White. “They are the start of the new era that will change how we think of the X-Men and the kinds of stories we tell with them. It all begins here.”

Starting this October, writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Leinil Francis Yu will lead mutantkind into the Marvel Universe with the flagship X-MEN series, hand in hand with EXCALIBUR #1 written by Tini Howard and drawn by Marcus To; and MARAUDERS #1 written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Matteo Lolli!

Later in November, the Dawn of X will continue with NEW MUTANTS #1 written by Jonathan Hickman and Ed Brisson; FALLEN ANGELS #1 written by Bryan Edward Hill and drawn by Szymon Kudranski; and X-FORCE #1 written by Benjamin Percy and drawn by Joshua Cassara!

These new series will kick off the first phase of Jonathan Hickman’s massive multi-year plan for the X-Men, redefining everything the world knows about mutants and their place in the universe. As the perfect jumping on point for new and long-time X-Men fans, these extraordinary series will change everything – with only more to come in the months and years ahead…

And this is only the beginning. The Dawn of X will begin this October!

X-MEN #1
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR THE X-MEN!
The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility… and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!
On sale October 2019

EXCALIBUR #1
Written by TINI HOWARD
Penciled by MARCUS TO
Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
On sale October 2019

A NEW DAY IS FORGED!
Mutantkind has always been special…as has their relationship with the world—or WORLDS—around them. As this new era dawns, a new connection forms between mutants and the magic of the world… and that of Otherworld! Can the new Captain Britain forge a new way through the chaos with her companions Rogue, Gambit, Jubilee, Rictor…and Apocalypse?!?

MARAUDERS #1
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
On sale October 2019

THE X-MEN SAIL AT DAWN!
Even in this glorious new dawn, Mutantkind faces hardships and oppression from their human counterparts. Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Marauders Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared!

NEW MUTANTS #1
Issue 1 Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN & ED BRISSON
Issue 2 Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by ROD REIS
Cover by ROD REIS
On sale November 2019

THE NEXT GENERATION CLAIMS THE FUTURE!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news… a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!

FALLEN ANGELS #1
Written by BRYAN EDWARD HILL
Penciled by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
Cover by ASHLEY WITTER
On sale November 2019

NOT ALL BELONG IN PARADISE!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it… but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!

X-FORCE #1
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Penciled by JOSHUA CASSARA
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
On sale November 2019

THE COST OF THE FUTURE ISN’T CHEAP.
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world—one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We’re not there… yet.

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  1. The cover of Xmen clearly has Vulcan on it. Combine it with everyone else on the book and it looks like a Summers book plus Wolverine. All three brothers, their Dad, Scotts Future Daughter. Mother of that future daughter. Then his Best Frienemy Forver Wolverine. Interesting line up. Almost a family book.

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