Chicago Comic-Con Round-up
The Chicago Comic-Con ( or The Convention Formerly Known As Wizard World Chicago) was this past weekend, positing that you can never have too many comic conventions in one summer.
It shouldn’t come as a shock that, this soon after San Diego Comic Con, publishers didn’t have much to announce, but here’s a quick roundup of our favorite news to come out of CCC, mostly from Marvel:
- Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas) will write Thunderbolts starting later this year. (Link)
- “Assault on New Olympus” is the next major Incredible Hercules arc, and sees the Prince of Power leading a team of heroes, including members of both the Mighty and New Avengers, in an assault on Wall Street. A one-shot prologue will herald the start of the arc. (Link)
- Spider-Man and the Secret Wars, an in-continuity retelling of the original Marvel crossover from the perspective of everyone’s favorite wall-crawler, will be a four-issue miniseries written by Paul Tobin (Marvel Adventures Spider-Man) with art by Patrick Scherberger (GeNext).
- From the X-Men Panel: Paul Cornell will be writing a five-issue Dark X-Men miniseries with art by Leonard Kirk, involving the return of Nate Grey, perhaps better known as X-Man. Moreover, Kieron Gillen (Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter, Phonogram) will be writing a S.W.O.R.D. ongoing series about the adventures of Agent Brandt, spinning off from Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s Astonishing X-Men run.
- DC’s only real announcement sounds like a lot of fun: Batman/Doc Savage, written by Brian Azzarello with art by Phil Noto and a cover by J.G. Jones.
- Last, but certainly not least, the Comix4Sight auction was a smashing success, raising over $13,000 towards writer John Ostrander’s glaucoma treatment costs. We’re still waiting for the final tally of cash donations over the weekend, plus new photos of the art that was donated on
Did we miss anything?