Okay Marvelites, get out the calendars and start figuring because here’s your official rundown of Marvel Comics’ presentations at Apple Con.
You already know all about the Marvel Shop at New York Comic Con, but while all the goodies are at the booth (#1354 by the way), the publisher has a monster list of panel presentations scheduled for the conventions center’s many meeting rooms as well.
Marvel is promising that these panels are going to be as close to can’t miss as possible too with Q&A’s, surprises and (as they put it) “MAJOR announcements”.
Ready? Deep breath:
Friday, October 11
MARVEL: Amazing X-Men & The Marvel Universe
X-fans cannot skip this panel! Hear about the future of the X-Universe, straight from editors and creators working on current (and future!) X- titles. Have questions about X-Men Battle of the Atom? Curious what mutantkind will look like following the crossover? Get a special look at Amazing X-Men, the brand new title that will resurrect a favorite mutant from years past! Plus, exciting All-New Marvel NOW news for the X-Universe and beyond! Panel will feature Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Peter David (X-Factor), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Dennis Hopeless (Cable and X-Force), Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), Charles Soule (Thunderbolts), Simon Spurrier (X-Men Legacy), Brian Wood (X-Men) and more!
Marvel Television Presents
Bring your family inside the ever-expanding MARVEL UNIVERSE with Head of Television, Jeph Loeb! Get a sneak peek at new episodes of your favorite hit series, Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, and a look at what’s next for Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man.
MARVEL: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way
It’s an all-new Breaking Into Comics panel, featuring your favorite Marvel creators and editors! Get professional insight and advice on how you can get your foot in the door at the House of Ideas! From writers to artists to editors, we’re pulling back the curtain and giving you a first-hand look at how Marvel hires its top talent in all disciplines. Join Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski as well as Mahmud Asrar (Indestructible Hulk), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Charles Soule (She-Hulk), Shawn Crystal (Fantomex MAX), and Declan Shalvey (Deadpool)!
Fans of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes look no further! This is your panel, filled with exciting announcements about the future of the Avengers universe. With All-New Marvel NOW! titles hitting shelves in 2014, your favorite avenging characters may undergo a few changes. Get exciting updates from editors and creators about present and (future) Avengers books! Guests will include Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, Editor Lauren Sankovitch, Al Ewing (Mighty Avengers), Jonathan Hickman (New Avengers), Dennis Hopeless (Avengers Arena), Ales Kot (Secret Avengers), and Nick Spencer (Secret Avengers).
Saturday, October 12
Marvel Video Games
We saved the best Marvel Games announcements of the year for New York Comic Con! Get ready for fun and surprises as we premiere never-before-seen content and games. Hear the latest on all upcoming Marvel video games including the highly anticipated LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes and upcoming mobile titles like X-Men: Battle of the Atom, Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game, plus new title announcements! Find out what’s next for Marvel Avengers Alliance, Marvel Heroes, Marvel Pinball, and Marvel War of Heroes. This is definitely a panel that you don’t want to miss.
MARVEL: Inhumanity & All-New Marvel Now
It’s the inhumanly large event that will shake things up in the Marvel U! Who are the Inhumans? Can they be trusted? Join Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, Senior Editors Nick Lowe and Mark Paniccia, Al Ewing (Mighty Avengers), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Avengers Assemble), Jonathan Hickman (Infinity), Kieron Gillen (Iron Man), and Dan Slott (Superior Spider-Man) to find out about the world-changing events of INHUMANITY! Plus, info on a whole host of All-New Marvel NOW books and some exciting discussion of the Ultimate line!
Marvel: Cup O’ Joe
Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred panel on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear the latest developments in Marvel’s Infinite Comics? This panel has you covered! Plus, brace yourself for pop culture’s king of the dead and very special guest, George Romero himself- joining Marvel to discuss his all-new limited series event Empire of the Dead! Featuring special guests Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Reilly Brown (A+X) and some other Mighty Marvel guests this is one panel you do NOT want to miss!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Location: Main Theater
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) reveals top-secret new information and new footage from Marvel’s first live-action television series. This is the panel no New York Comic Con attendee can miss!
Sunday, October 13
Marvel Unlimited Plus Member Event*
This exclusive panel is just for Marvel Unlimited Plus members! Join our editor-in-chief, Axel Alsonso, and top Marvel creators including Peter David (X-Factor), Kieron Gillen (Iron Man), Dan Slott (Superior Spider-Man), Nick Spencer (Secret Avengers) and Brian Wood (X-Men) for our first-ever member event! Get FREE, exclusive merchandise, sneak peeks of upcoming Marvel comics & more! Space is limited so stop by the Marvel Booth to sign up for Marvel Unlimited Plus and get your event pass, while they last!
*Panel line-up subject to change. Merchandise available while supplies last. Must have event pass for entry.
MARVEL: House of Ideas
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news on what’s happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel.com, Marvel’s new Unlimited Plus program, and Marvel’s vast social media presence in this can’t-miss panel! Panelists include Ryan Penagos (Editorial Director of Marvel Digital Media), Ronald Perazza (Director of Digital Publishing) writers Kieron Gillen (Iron Man), Al Ewing (Iron Man: Fatal Frontier) and more!
Women of Marvel
From Captain Marvel to the X-Men, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics recently. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Panelists include editors Jeanine Schaefer, Lauren Sankovitch, Sana Amanat, Ellie Pyle, and Emily Shaw, Photographer & AR Producer Judy Stephens, Jordie Bellaire (Venom), Stephanie Hans (Journey Into Mystery), Janet Lee (Uncanny X-Men), Sara Pichelli (Guardians of the Galaxy) and more!
MARVEL: Superior Spider-Man & Friends
If you want the 411 on present and future Spider-Man titles, then join us for this exclusive and revealing panel! Hear announcements from editors and creators about new Spider-Man family titles, as well as some exciting All-New Marvel NOW news. Panel will be chock-full of surprises, so be sure you are in attendance! Special guests will include Dan Slott (Superior Spider-Man), Nick Spencer (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Assistant Editor Ellie Pyle, Senior Editor Stephen Wacker and more!