Following the debut of an all-new, female Thor on “The View,” Marvel Comics has announced plans to unveil another new title on a major television show. Tonight, “The Colbert Report” will feature a return appearance by Marvel CCO Joe Quesada to reveal an all-new comic series featuring ‘one of Marvel’s most classic Super Heroes.”
Quesada is no stranger to the Comedy Central show, having appeared on it in support of a number projects, as far back as his time as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. And Colbert himself is well-versed in the world of comics, running for president in the Marvel Universe, covering comic book-related events and regularly including references to the medium in his jokes. In 2008, Colbert’s sci-fi parody creation “Tek Jansen” was adapted into comics form by Oni Press.
Check out Quesada’s first “Colbert Show” appearance below, including the former EiC discussing “Civil War” with Colbert and presenting a replica Captain America shield to the host, and check back with CBR for more on the announced series!
Official Press Release
Marvel is excited to announce that on Wednesday, July 16th, at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, Marvel’s Joe Quesada will be announcing an all-new comic book title and all-new era for one of Marvel’s most classic Super Heroes on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central.
“The Colbert Report” airs Monday-Thursday at 11:30 p.m. and repeats at 1:30 a.m. the same night and at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. the following day (all times ET/PT). Full episodes, as well as clips, are posted for viewing the following day at www.ColbertNation.com with URL and embed links.
“The Colbert Report” is produced by Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions, Inc. in association with Colbert’s Spartina Productions, Inc. Stewart, Colbert and Tom Purcell are the Executive Producers with Meredith Bennett, Barry Julien and Emily Lazar as Co-Executive Producers. The series’ Head Writer is Opus Moreschi and it is directed by Jim Hoskinson. David Bernath is the Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.