C2E2 has brought a ton of announcements this weekend from Marvel, the latest of which confirms their teaser this week for Gambit. The comic returns this August with James Asmus and Clay Mann at work on the series, the cover will have to do for until Marvel drops more information.
Not much is around for this series yet but Marvel has announced a return for the insane villain Carnage at C2E2, it might be too early to talk about the project but that hasn’t stopped them from making wild cover art showing off a teaser for the upcoming story. It’s hard to say what will happen this time around but we’ll have to hold on and wait through it.
Marvel is cranking out important news for C2E2 this weekend, one of many announcements surrounds Sabretooth the lifetime nemesis who has plagued Wolverine for a lifetime. Loeb and Bianchi are back to spin their story from “Evolution” in Wolverine #310 and bring life back to one of the most classic villains Logan has known.
Check out the two covers below for a look at the upcoming saga.
comiXology is a slow-growing giant in the comic marketplace, today they expand their reach just a bit more as they partner with Archaia to release digital first products and same day digital availability as print releases. Given the reach of comiXology across iOS, Android and the web it’s not surprising to see them still pushing on for those last key partners to their reach.
Part of this partnership will also reward comiXology fans with all-new material and unreleased content just for this digital experience. Some of the series coming to comiXology are included below.
- Dare Detectives
- Cursed Pirate Girl
- The Dark Crystal
- The Storyteller
- Tale of Sand
- Pantalones, TX
- Strange Attractors
- Mumbai Confidential
- SPACE: 1999
“We are dedicated to bringing our library of award-winning content into the digital forefront, and comiXology has proven the demand for digital content in the marketplace, providing readers with a simple and immediate means of accessing the latest graphic novel content. We’re excited to offer readers some of our hottest content weeks, and in some cases months, before it sees print.” Says PJ Bickett, CEO of Archaia.
If you’re eager to test it out get over to comiXology now, as of the opening of C2E2 today they’ve already begun rolling these additions out for the fans!
Looking for good freebies to catch while you’re at C2E2? Check out the ComiXology booth at the show while you can to get a limited edition renewal card for The Walking Dead Volume 1 in digital format. The team has been at work handing these out for major conventions but no matter how many times they do it the reward doesn’t lose value. If you need a head start into the comic story line this will get you at least a little bit into the series.
- What: Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo 2012
- When: April 13th – 15th, 2012
- Where: The North Building at McCormick Place Chicago, IL Booth #: 522
- Giveaway: Limited edition promotional postcard imprinted with a unique download code redeemable for The Walking Dead Vol. 1 exclusively on comiXology.com in exchange for an email sign up.
- Availability: 2,500 codes
- Panel: Friday, April 13th from 5:15pm – 6:15pm – ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital Panel with comiXology’s David Steinberger – Room N426b.
Things to mention on this, the panel is wide open to all digital comic discussion and those codes do go pretty fast so make sure to get it soon and not leave it to chance that maybe they have one available for you on Sunday.
C2E2 is almost here and FUNimation announces their event news coming to the show. Their biggest push comes in the form of Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker which they’ll have a panel and signing for. Not only will the team have Q&A running they’ll also be there to screen it to fans that manage to steal a seat during the panel.
- Sunday, April 15, 2012
- 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Autograph 2: Mike, J Michael and Colleen signing event
- 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm – N427bc: Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker screening an Q&A
C2E2 is on the way and Aspen has goods for those attending, 3 signed and numbered C2E2 prints for fans. The posters are 13″x19″ and look pretty hardcore. Unfortunately we only have the collection image available and not individual samples, those of you hoping to have mini memento pictures are out of luck on this one.
Check out the posters below, if you’re attending good luck and hopefully you can catch them before they sell out.
Link: Aspen Comics Blog
Going to C2E2 this weekend? Catch a special event from Marvel centered around Gambit, the news goes out on Sunday April 15th during their “Next Big Thing” panel at 11AM during the show, for those who can’t make it the news will also be available from Marvel as the show rolls along. If you feel you can wait just a moment, we’ll be following their updates and posting them as they break during c2E2.
The only detail we have is just the date attached to the announcement, August 2012.
Link: Marvel News
Matt Fraction has created huge story arcs for Marvel in his time and David Aja has even helped assist some of those pieces, this weekend at C2E2 the comic world will get word on what these guys have been working on so heavily behind closed doors. Marvel only teases that it will be an all new ongoing series but nothing more, even their promo banner for the event is shrouded in mystery.
The panel goes live at C2e2 at 5:15 PM on Saturday April 14 and carries the title “Cup O’ Joe panel”. Attend it if you can otherwise we’ll try to get the news posted here as soon as it breaks.
Link: Marvel News
Some past work from Matt Fraction:
- Fear Itself
- The Invincible Iron Man
- The Mighty Thor
Some past work from David Aja:
- Wolverine: Debt of Death
- Captain America #600
- Secret Avengers (#5,#18)
- Daredevil: Black & White “Game Room”
DC confirms today they’ll be attending C2E2 this year, they’re holding out at booth #115 and launching promo events, signings and panels for fans. Vertigo announcements will roll out at the show and updates on the New 52 will follow, the team doesn’t have much else to share but they’re promising to talk quite a bit on Before Watchmen as a special treat.
Check back for updates on their schedule for the show and we’ll keep the c2E2 news flowing!
*Update: From C2E2
DC All Access
Date: Friday, April 13
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Speakers: David Finch , Kevin Maguire , Scott Snyder
A lot can happen in a year! Come by for unfiltered access to DC Comic’s top Editors as they talk all things DC! Find out what’s going on behind the scenes at DC Comics! Joining the All-Access party will be some of the industry’s top talent including David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Kevin Maguire (Worlds’ Finest) and Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing), so don’t miss out!
DC Entertainment: Talent Search Orientation
Date: Saturday, April 14
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Speaker: Mark Chiarello
Join DCE’s VP – Art Direction and Design, Mark Chiarello, for an informative orientation session that will explain how DCE’s Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of the DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD Magazine brands. If you want to learn what DCE looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, then this is the panel for you! In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.)
DC Comics – The New 52
Date: Saturday, April 14
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Speakers: Bob Harras , Chris Burnham , Geoff Johns , Jimmy Palmiotti , Patrick Gleason , Scott Snyder
DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 is the most talked about event of the last year, and we’re not done making news! Come by and be a part of history as DCE Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras is joined by your favorite top-notch talent such as Chris Burnham (Batman, Incorporated), Patrick Gleason (Batman and Robin), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western), and Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing) to discuss the books that are shaping this new era!
DC All Access – Special Edition: Before Watchmen
Date: Saturday, April 14
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Speakers: Adam Hughes , Amanda Conner , Brian Azzarello , Dan DiDio , J. Michael Straczynski , Lee Bermejo , Len Wein , Mark Chiarello , Will Dennis
It’s not the end of the world. It’s the beginning! Don’t miss this panel about the most talked about comic book series of 2012! Join DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, VP – Art Direction and Design Mark Chiarello, Senior Editor Will Dennis, Brian Azzarello (Before Watchmen: Rorschach), Lee Bermejo (Before Watchmen: Rorschach), Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre), Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan), Len Wein (Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, Curse of the Crimson Corsair) and J. Michael Straczynski (Before Watchmen: Nite Owl, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan and Superman: Earth One) as they talk about this game-changing event! Hurm!
DC Comics for Kids!
Date: Sunday, April 15
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Speakers: Art Baltazar , Franco
They may be young – but they’re still heroes! Come join the Eisner Award winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans) as they bring their one-of-kind energy and humor to discuss the upcoming, action-packed, awesomeness that is Superman Family Adventures as well as other DC Comics for kids! Don’t miss this all-ages panel!
Art Masters – Drawing DC
Date: Sunday, April 15
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Speakers: David Finch , Kevin Maguire , Mark Chiarello , Patrick Gleason
What does it take to remake a universe? Immensely talented artists! Join VP – Art Direction and Design Mark Chiarello and DC Comics top artists David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Patrick Gleason (Batman and Robin), and Kevin Maguire (Worlds’ Finest) for a unique peek into their visual approach in shaping DC Comics!