By Ryan Penagos
The evening's creeping up on the Javitz Center and the Cup of Joe room is PACKED. Fans are taking every possible seat as they wait for Joe and company to make it to the panel room.
In attendance at the panel are: Joe Quesada, Jim McCann, Bill Rosemann, Dan Buckley, Arthur Suydam, Cristos Gage, C.B. Cebulski and the fine fan who won the EIC for a day contest.
Bill Rosemann is the first to appear at the panel! Hooray for Bill!
The panel started with the winner of the EIC for a day contest.
Joe kicked things off of the two-hour, announcement-packed Cup O' Joe!
Well, actually, first up: some images from Joe Quesada and JMS's Spider-Man story "One More Day." Holy cow! For color images, check out the newest Wizard.
Annihilation: Conquest—the big-time follow-up to the original Annihilation series. Read our Annihilation Conquest
story for plenty of info. Tons of info. So much info, it makes my head hurt. Plus, Bill Rosemann talks a lot.
Daredevil: End of Days—the final Daredevil story. Check out our Daredevil: End of Days
story for the creative team and more info.
Remember all the awesome Heroes Initiative Ultimate Spider-Man #100 sketch covers we showed on Marvel.com? Look for a book collecting all the covers, date to be determined!
How about the one-two punch of exclusive artist announcements? Arthur Suydam and Marko Djurdjevic! Read about Arthur Suydam
here and Marko Djurdjevic
Announced for the first time is the brand new, Orson Scott Card-penned chapter of Ender's Game, available only in the Red Prophet hardcover!
Mystic Arcana! Bringing magic back to the Marvel U.! Get LOTS of Mystic Arcana
info, including bits and pieces from the creators involved.
The crowd goes WILD. Why? New Avengers/Transformers! Believe that! We've got a teaser video up. Read our New Avengers/Transformers
story to learn about the series and see the video.
That's huge, but it actually gets bigger.
HALO ongoing by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev!
The Q&A session kicked off with a flurry of fans rushing to the microphone to ask questions.
Off the bat: Will Marvel Apes ever happen? Joe said an editor has taken the ball and there will be a Marvel Apes book. Suydam on covers? Maybe!
Someone wants to see the return of Ultraverse. Joe said it's a long story and Dan Buckley advises to go the back issue bins. That's probably the only place you'll see Ultraverse.
There were many questions, but few hit home like when one fan asked about the story of Daredevil: Father. Joe explained the roots of the story and the emotional resonance it has for him. No jokes here.
Someone asked about Mystic Arcana and how magic will be rectified and handled. Look for things to be resolved as making sense of magic will be one of the goals of the series.
Is Nick Fury coming back to the spotlight of the Marvel U.? Joe says that Tony Stark is in charge. Looking for Nick? Check out recent issues of Captain America, where Nick's been popping up.
A fan asked if we'll ever see Ash, Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti's creator-owned character and series, at Marvel. Not anytime soon, but if there's a pitch, ya never know!
Someone had tha audacity to say they're M.O.D.O.K.'d out. How DARE they? I want all M.O.D.O.K., all the time.
Dan Buckley promised to give the fans Bryan Hitch's personal email address if the final issue of Ultimates 2 doesn't ship by this summer.
A soft-spoken fan asked if Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk would be finished. Joe said the third script is in and Damon is working on #4. Hot dog!
Anyone looking for more Eddie Brock? Check out upcoming issues of Sensational Spider-Man.
A fan asked what superhero battles they'd like to see.
Joe: Moon Knight vs. Punisher
Jim: Illyana Rasputin vs. Dazzler
Dan: "Jim took mine"
Arthur: Ant Man vs. the Atom
Bill: Marvel Apes vs. Marvel Zombies
I think we've had about 50+ fans asking questions here. It's crazy.
Will anyone die in World War Hulk? OOOOOH Joe takes a jab at the distinguished competition with his answer. Check the audio or video of the panel when it's up to find out what he said.
We're skipping tons of questions, it's just so rapid fire here! Look for audio and video from the panel on Marvel.com in the future! Don't miss any of our New York Comic Con coverage