As fans and creators alike head home from the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo—better known as C2E2—let’s take a step back and look at the biggest announcements and news made by Marvel Comics this past weekend.
Marvel unveiled some information about a few of the secrets that will leak due to the death of Uatu, the Watcher, in Original Sin, Marvel’s summer event.
- Matt Murdock uncovers a secret about his parents that causes him to seek out his mother, Sister Maggie
- Angela, a Spawn Universe character created by Neil Gaiman that Marvel now owns the rights to, has been revealed as the daughter of Odin, and sister to both Thor and Loki (and I guess Balder, too). Angela was brought into the Marvel Universe due to the damage done to time and space during the events of Age of Ultron, and it is revealed that her home dimension is actually the previously unknown Tenth Realm of Asgard.
- The Amazing Spider-Man tie-in will reveal that Peter Parker was not the only person bit by the radioactive spider that day. The other person is a woman who goes by the name Silk, and according to Dan Slott in his interview with CBR she will be a major character in Amazing Spider-Man going forward.
- In Deadpool, Agents Preston and Adsit learn the “horrible truth” about what happened to Deadpool’s parents.
- In an interview with Newsarama, Brian Michael Bendis stated that the story told in Uncanny X-Men #23 and #24, titled “The Last Will and Testament of Charles Xavier,” “is potentially one of those stories people will be talking about for many years, like House of M or the ‘Dark Phoenix Saga.’ What we are about to unleash could very well inform the X-Men in the Marvel universe for many years to come…”
The creative team of Charles Soule (Letter 44, Thunderbolts, She-Hulk, Inhuman) and Steve McNiven (Civil War, Old Man Logan) will end the life of Wolverine in a story aptly titled, “Death of Wolverine.” The death will, of course, have an impact on the entire X-Men line of books.
At Marvel’s “Next Big Thing” panel, Axel Alonso unveiled a new group of “Young Guns” (a group that has tended to spotlight rising artists) that includes Mahmud Asrar (Wolverine and the X-Men, Ultimate X-Men), Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine and the X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy), Sara Pichelli (Guardians of the Galaxy, Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, Spider-Men), David Marquez (Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man), Valerio Schiti (New Avengers), and Ryan Stegman (Inhuman, Wolverine, Scarlet Spider). Each of the “Young Guns” artists will contribute individual convention-exclusive variant covers for “The Legendary Star-Lord #1,” on sale in June at the New York Comic Con: Special Edition.
Marvel is releasing a series of one shots called “100th Anniversary Specials” that deal with the Marvel Universe one hundred years after the publication of “Fantastic Four #1” in 1961. These books will include:
- 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
[W] Andy Lanning, Ron Marz [A] Gustavo Duarte [CA] David Lopez
- 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 SPIDER-MAN
[W] Sean Ryan [A/CA] In-Hyuk Lee
- 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 X-MEN
[W] Robin Furth [A] Jason Masters
- 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 AVENGERS
[W/A/CA] James Stokoe
- 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 FANTASTIC FOUR
[W] Jen Van Meter [A/CA] Joanna Estep
Newly announced titles will hit the shelves in July, including:
- LEGENDARY STAR LORD #1
[W] Sam Humphries [A] Paco Medina [CA] Steve McNiven
- STORM #1
[W] Greg Pak [A/CA] Victor Ibanez
- DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #1 (OF 4)
[W] Duane Swierczynski [A] Pepe Larraz [CA] Shane Davis
And finally, Marvel announced their next big event when their current big event has barely even started.