By David Press
|Joe Quesada, Matt Striker, Greg Pak and Eric Rollman|
Hosted by Newsarama.com, New York Comic Con in association with Lionsgate Films and Marvel Animation, the event featured the super special bi-coastal debut viewing of the much anticipated film, “Planet Hulk,” followed by Q&A sessions with top Marvel animation and publishing talent.
|Marvel's Editor in Chief Joe Quesada|
In addition to the screening, New York fans were treated to an evening with Marvel Editor in Chief Joe Quesada, Marvel Animation President Eric Rollman, original “Planet Hulk” comic series writer Greg Pak and special guest moderator, WWE Superstar, Matt Striker!
|WWE Superstar And Marvel Fan Matt Striker|
|Writer Greg Pak And WWE Superstar Matt Striker Meet Fans|
|Planet Hulk Writer Greg Pak|
Attending fans, clearly in tune with Striker’s sentiments, fired volleys of questions at the panel and among the many topics offered up, wanted to know about the origins of the “Planet Hulk” storyline and if the next “Hulk” animated project would be an adaptation of “World War Hulk.”
Quesada explained that it was during a past Marvel Creative Summit that
|Marvel Animation President Eric Rollman|
“The rest,” Quesada said, “Greg made up—including the alien names like ‘Miek’ [pronounced meek].”
“Yeah, I had to go to Oxford just to come up with that one,” Pak answered, laughing.
Regarding a “World War Hulk” adaptation, Pak revealed, “We [Rollman and Pak] were just talking about that. And I’d love it if he gave me a crack at the ‘World War Hulk’ screenplay!”
|Joe Q Signs Some Merch For The Fans|
As for other Marvel storylines the panel members would like to see in animated form, Pak answered: “X-Men Brood War,” Rollman said “Civil War,” and Quesada capped it off with this enticing tidbit, “I think ‘The Death of Captain America’ would be a really great one.”
Excited for the February 2 release of “Planet Hulk” on DVD and Blu-ray? So are we! In addition to the photos from last night’s event, be sure to check out concept art from the “Planet Hulk” production just below! Plus, stay tuned to Marvel.com EVERY DAY until “Planet Hulk’s” release for more art, exclusive goodies, video clips, interviews and more!
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