From what attractions drew the biggest crowds to what projects creators are
working up, CBR has the full scoop on comings and goings at Wizard World in
Philadelphia last weekend.
DC Comics closed out its Wizard World Philly programming Sunday afternoon
with Executive Editor Dan DiDio's informal chat with fans. CBR News was on
hand for the fun.
Marvel's Your Universe panel took place Sunday afternoon at WW Philly and was
a relaxed affair, with Tom Brevoort asking and answering questions from the
crowd and Dan Slott leading everyone in a game of Marvel hangman.
The acclaimed writer behind "The Boys" and some of the medium's most shocking
and memorable war comics delves into WW2 with a trilogy of tales for Dynamite
Sunday afternoon saw a gathering of some of the biggest names in kid-friendly
comics for a discussion and Q&A regarding the topic and challenge of creating
comic books with a younger audience in mind.
Christos Gage will pen a three-issue "Secret Invasion" arc on "Iron Man: Director
of S.H.I.E.L.D" beginning with #33. This story is complete with a special warning
for the Skrulls to watch out for War Machine.
The Top Cow panel at Wizard World Philly was a treat for fans of the publisher,
with Ron Marz, Nelson Blake and other Cow luminaries sharing news about new
series, "Pilot Season," not to mention Top Cow's first all-ages title.
Newly announced Marvel Exclusive illustrator Doug Braithwaite is also the secret artist of "Secret Invasion: Thor." We spoke about his new gig and Thor's Led Zep-inspired adventure.
In this in-depth interview, Marvel Comics editor Ralph Macchio discusses with
CBR News the publisher's plans for Stephen King's hugely popular "The Stand,"
to be adapted by writer Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa and artist Mike Perkins.
The Marvel Zombies are back for more brains and carnage, and this time in the
Marvel Universe and in continuity. CBR News speaks with writer Fred Van
Lente and editor Lauren Sankovitch about the miniseries.
The Vertigo panel at Wizard World Philly saw Editor Bob Schreck and Adam
Phillips discuss the imprint's current and future projects including a hint at some
possible Michael Kaluta work.
At the Chris Claremont Retrospective panel, the author treated the audience to
tales about his early days on X-Men, Jean Grey's (first) resurrection, hints of
projects to come and much more.
The Aspen Comics panel at Wizard World Philly was a relaxed affair, with panel
members treating the audience to behind the scenes stories, an update on
Michael Turner's health and sneak peeks at upcoming projects.
The co-creators of "The Blair Witch Project" team with comics talent to flesh out
the life of the rebel pirate in comics form, from his youngest days to his bloodiest
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada gave his latest Cup O' Joe panel at Wizard
World Philly this Saturday afternoon, talking about "Marvel Zombies 3," Art Adams
on "Hulk," "The Stand" coming to Marvel and more.
One man will battle horrors both real and supernatural this September in the pages of the 4-issue miniseries "Dead of Knight: Devil Slayer." We spoke with the writer of the MAX mini, acclaimed horror novelist Brian Keene.
Wizard World Philly attendees spent Saturday morning hearing stories from Chris
Claremont, Peter David, Tom Brevoort and Greg Hildebrandt at the aptly named
Legends of Comics panel. UPDATED
CBr's Live coverage of the DCU: Crisis Now! panel at WW Philly is over, but we
still have all the news about upcoming DCU events, plans for new series, the
fates of various characters and teams and more.
This morning's Dynamite panel at WW Philly featured news about new "The Boys"
merchandise, more "Battlestar Galactica," a new "Blackbeard" series from the
creators of "The Blair Witch Project" and more.