The second day of WonderCon in Anaheim, California, featured announcements ranging from Marvel’s new Captain Marvel series to Dark Horse’s new motion-comics venture to IDW Publishing’s Womanthology miniseries:
• In his “Talk to the Hat” panel, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Publishing Tom Brevoort revealed that Carol Danvers, long known as Ms. Marvel, will become Captain Marvel in a series by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy. He also announced that, spinning out of his Astonishing X-Men run, Greg Pak will team with Stephen Segovia for X-Treme X-Men, which includes Dazzler in its lineup. “You have no idea how hard I’ve fallen for this woman,” Pak told Newsarama. “She’s so much fun to write — she’s funny and real and wry; she’s a survivor who’s seen it all and lived to tell the tale; and she will save your life with rock and roll.”
• Dark Horse will bring motion comics featuring such characters as Hellboy, Conan, Usagi Yojimbo and the Umbrella Academy to Felicia Day’s new YouTube Channel Geek & Sundry, beginning April 2.
• IDW Publishing will follow Womanthology: Heroic, the Kickstarter-funded graphic novel anthology showcase for female creators, with a five-issue miniseries titled Womanthology: Space.
• Author Joe Hill announced what perhaps will be the final installment of the acclaimed Locke & Key horror series, Locke & Key: Omega, to tie up the story of the Locke family and the mysteries of Keyhouse. That will be followed by standalone tales focusing on the rest of the Locke family.
• Ben McCool and Dean Haspiel will collaborate on The Five Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies, loosely based on the 1980s arcade game Warp & Warp, for Namco Bandai’s new webcomics platform ShiftyLook.
• At Friday’s Vertigo panel, Editor Will Dennis said that Bill Willingham’s Fables original graphic novel Werewolves of the Heartland, which was scheduled to debut in fall 2011 before being postponed to September 2012, will now arrive in November.