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Marvel announces free 2002 Convention Preview Book

Official Press Release

If you haven't already done so, make plans to head to Philadelphia, PA theweekend of May 10th - 12th... because this will be your first chance of theconvention season to meet your favorite Marvel creators & editors -- and seeall of the hot new comics they're working on! With Spider-Man and the X-Mentopping the charts every month -- and all sorts of fresh creators joiningthe Marvel Knights, Ultimate and MAX lines -- The House is back in a bigway. And Editor In Chief Joe Quesada wants to celebrate the Marvel rebirthby meeting all of you -- and giving you a free 2002 MARVEL CONVENTIONPREVIEW BOOK!

Limited to just a few thousand copies, this 32-page, full-color promo booknot only features a sketch/autograph section, but also reveals images fromthe key comics coming your way later this year, like SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CATand all three THE CALL miniseries. And did we mention that it's absolutelyfree to everyone that visits the Marvel Booth? The way we figure it, ifyou're fan enough to make it to the con, then you deserve something coolfrom us!

So who can you get to sign your PREVIEW BOOK? The assembled force of Marvelcreators that will be on hand at the Marvel Booth in Philly include JohnCassaday (CAPTAIN AMERICA), Sean Chen (WOLVERINE), Devin Grayson (X-MEN:EVOLUTION), Scott Hanna (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), the legendary Joe Kubert, AdamKubert (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 Marveleditorial team, including Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort, Andy Lis, Mike Marts,Stuart Moore, Mike Raicht, Brian Smith, Marc Sumerak, Bronwyn Taggart... andJoey The Q himself!

Speaking of the editors, your big chance to ask them questions -- whetheryou want to know how to break in the industry or are wondering what's upnext for your favorite crime fighters -- will be at the five star-studdedpanels planned for throughout the weekend. The schedule, which is subject tochange, 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 StuartMoore join creators like John Cassaday, Jeph Loeb and more to tell you allabout 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 InChief has driven The House straight to the top! Now it's your chance to askJoe 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'sbooks are hotter than ever! Find out what's next for the web-slinger aseditor 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 theindustry's attention. Now it's your chance to find out what's coming next asGrant 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 thehorizon for the Avengers? Find out as Waid, Tom Raney and more spill thebeans!

And don't forget that everyone that orders tickets right now from Wizard (at1-800-690-1669 or www.wizardworld.com) will receive a copy of ULTIMATESPIDER-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 aboutMarvel's presence at the big shows in Chicago and San Diego!

'Nuff Said!

Bill Rosemann

Marketing Communications Manager

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