New Info Leaked on ‘Marvel Vs. DC 2′
While at the C2E2 retailers summit a few weeks ago, a few details fans might be excited to find out about were accidentally leaked. At a DC Nation panel, the mid-western retailers were shown a few slides of “in-production” artwork, and DC’s Jim Lee and Dan DiDio were teleconferenced in with Marvel’s Axel Alonso to prime the pump for the 2011 summer event. While cameras and laptops were forced off before the event, a few local shop owners emerged from the panel with some juicy tidbits. Here’s the skinny:
• Current Marvel heavyweight Matt Fraction will be penning the five part mini-series with co-plotters J.T. Krul and Tony Bedard from DC. All that was said was “Access (from Marvel Vs. DC 1) returns a far more powerful man than when we left him.” Krul said. “He finds a way to tap into the power cosmic and gets his mitts on the White Lantern… but that’s really only the catalyst to it all.”
• Expect new match-ups this time around. Slides were shown of George Perez’s pencils, depicting current Marvel fan-fav Deadpool in a heated exchange with Power Girl. “Yeah, consider the fourth wall and her wonderbra crossed!” joked DiDio. Other rough sketches seen showed Wonder Woman (in her newest costume) swapping fists with Giant-Man and the Avengers Academy, as well as Green Lantern John Stewart and JSA’s Oblivion going toe-to-toe with Black Panther, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Rumored to be doing the covers, painter extraordinaire Alex Ross is set to “do at least one cover… but we had to promise him one more tabloid sized trade, starring Aquaman.”
• While Perez is confirmed as one of the artists, there was speculation coming from both camps. Alonso quipped “Salvador (Larroca, of Invincible Iron Man) said he’s in.”, where Jim Lee followed with “Pat (Gleason, from Batman and Robin) has some free time coming up too.”
• One last factoid dropped as the panel came to a close. It seems in an effort to be “Web 2.0” the series will have multiple endings written and drawn, and fans will have to vote via Facebook, Twitter, and a few other social media outlets in order to choose the eventual published endings. How can they do this? “Simple” DiDio said, “The series will be a joint venture for ComiXology, and be released digitally first, and later collected for the trade markets in 2012.”
Well, ComicMixers… at least this time Superman won’t be sporting the mullet.