NYCC: Marvel Animation Announces Holiday Special

Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada and President of Television and Publishing Dan Buckley lead the Marvel Animation panel Friday afternoon at New York Comic Con, and CBR will have live updates throughout the hour. In addition to screening the next episode of "Guardians of the Galaxy," Buckley and Quesada announced that "Guardians" has been renewed for a second season on the strength of its debut episode and that a Marvel holiday special would debut later this year.

The panel will get underway momentarily.

"Avengers: Ultron Revolution" will debut in 2016, featuring "miniseries packaged within the series" featuring Ant-Man, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther and more.

"Ultimate Spider-Man vs. Sinister 6" starts next year, as well. Buckley said "we'll tweak one or two of the villains." Miles Morales, Agent Venom, and a new Scarlet Spider will appear.

Spider-Man, Black Widow, Power Man, and Skaar team up in tomorrow's "Contest of Champions" episode, and fans were treated to a clip.

Buckley then announced a full length animated feature "Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!," a holiday special debuting this December. Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Captain Marvel star, along with Thor and Reptil. Loki and Ymir are looking for Santa's power, and Groot and Rocket are among those trying to stop them.

"Santa has a secret that will be revealed in this story," Quesada said after revealing Santa's design, "and it's pretty awesome."

"Guardians of the Galaxy" has been renewed for a second season on Disney XD, Buckley said.. "Cosmic Mix vol. 1" launches October 16 in connection with the animated series.

Next, the intention was to show the next episode of "Guardians," but the screen remained black. "We've really got to talk to those animators," Quesada quipped, also joking that it "takes place on the dark side of the moon."

After some finagling, the episode ran. Star-Lord is looking to "unlock the secrets of my boombox," which involves dealing with "insane mobster guy" Lunatik.

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