Official Press Release
If you haven’t already done so, make plans to head to Philadelphia, PA the
weekend of May 10th – 12th… because this will be your first chance of the
convention season to meet your favorite Marvel creators & editors — and see
all of the hot new comics they’re working on! With Spider-Man and the X-Men
topping the charts every month — and all sorts of fresh creators joining
the Marvel Knights, Ultimate and MAX lines — The House is back in a big
way. And Editor In Chief Joe Quesada wants to celebrate the Marvel rebirth
by meeting all of you — and giving you a free 2002 MARVEL CONVENTION
Limited to just a few thousand copies, this 32-page, full-color promo book
not only features a sketch/autograph section, but also reveals images from
the key comics coming your way later this year, like SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT
and all three THE CALL miniseries. And did we mention that it’s absolutely
free to everyone that visits the Marvel Booth? The way we figure it, if
you’re fan enough to make it to the con, then you deserve something cool
So who can you get to sign your PREVIEW BOOK? The assembled force of Marvel
creators that will be on hand at the Marvel Booth in Philly include John
Cassaday (CAPTAIN AMERICA), Sean Chen (WOLVERINE), Devin Grayson (X-MEN:
EVOLUTION), Scott Hanna (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), the legendary Joe Kubert, Adam
Kubert (ULTIMATE X-MEN), Andy Kubert (ORIGIN), Jae Lee (FANTASTIC FOUR:
1234), Jeph Loeb (SPIDER-MAN: BLUE), David Mack (DAREDEVIL), Grant Morrison
(NEW X-MEN), Frank Quitely (NEW X-MEN), Tom Raney (THOR), Darick Robertson
(FURY), Frank Tieri (WOLVERINE), Ethan Van Sciver (NEW X-MEN), Ron Zimmerman
(TANGLED WEB: DOUBLE SHOTS) and Mark Waid (FANTASTIC FOUR)!
Joining that colossal list of creators will be members of the mighty Marvel
editorial team, including Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort, Andy Lis, Mike Marts,
Stuart Moore, Mike Raicht, Brian Smith, Marc Sumerak, Bronwyn Taggart… and
Joey The Q himself!
Speaking of the editors, your big chance to ask them questions — whether
you want to know how to break in the industry or are wondering what’s up
next for your favorite crime fighters — will be at the five star-studded
panels planned for throughout the weekend. The schedule, which is subject to
change, includes the following panels:
I. Friday, May 10th:
5:00 – 6:00 MARVEL KNIGHTS & MAX COMICS!
Take a walk on the wild side as Axel Alonso, Bronwyn Taggart and Stuart
Moore join creators like John Cassaday, Jeph Loeb and more to tell you all
about the kickin’ comics coming your way from Marvel’s mean streets!
II. Saturday, May 11th:
12:30 – 2:00 THE JOE QUESADA Q & A!
With the help of the industry’s greatest creators, Marvel’s new Editor In
Chief has driven The House straight to the top! Now it’s your chance to ask
Joe anything you want! Well… almost anything.
2:00 – 3:00 SPIDER-MAN!
The movie is here, the new MTV cartoon is on the way, and the wall-crawler’s
books are hotter than ever! Find out what’s next for the web-slinger as
editor Axel Alonso answers all!
5:00 – 6:00 THE X-MEN!
From NEW X-MEN to the X-STATIX, Marvel’s mutants continue to capture the
industry’s attention. Now it’s your chance to find out what’s coming next as
Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely and more answer your questions!
III. Sunday, May 12th:
3:00 – 4:00 MARVEL HEROES!
What do Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo have planned for the FF? What’s on the
horizon for the Avengers? Find out as Waid, Tom Raney and more spill the
And don’t forget that everyone that orders tickets right now from Wizard (at
1-800-690-1669 or www.wizardworld.com) will receive a copy of ULTIMATE
SPIDER-MAN #1/2 (by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley) for free!
So we’ll see you in Philly… and stay tuned for further announcements about
Marvel’s presence at the big shows in Chicago and San Diego!
Marketing Communications Manager