Marvel Comics will be boldly making their presence known at the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con with a non-stop onslaught of offerings and events that include star-studded creator appearances, news-breaking panels, jaw-dropping announcements and artist portfolio reviews that could lead to future work at the House of Ideas!
Expect to see the biggest names in the industry all Con long at the Marvel Booth, #4315, as an all-star cast that includes J. Michael Straczynski, Jeph Loeb, Damon Lindelof, Daniel & Charles Knauf, Reginald Hudlin, Paul Jenkins, Ed Brubaker, Moebius, Charlie Huston, John Romita Sr., John Romita Jr., and Marvel's own EiC Joe Quesada meet, greet and sign autographs! And on Saturday don't miss out on the opportunity to get your own exclusive Iron Man movie poster signed by upcoming Iron Man director Jon Favreau and screenplay character designer & Iron Man comic book cover artist Adi Granov!
The excitement and buzz won't stop there either as the Marvel panels are guaranteed to be the epicenter for the most up-to-date information on all your favorite characters, comic books, and creators! Expect surprise guests and announcements galore at the five Mighty Marvel panels:
MARVEL CIVIL WAR
THURSDAY, JULY 20
The best-selling book of the new millennium has plunged the Marvel Universe into war, pitting friend against friend. Come in for a debriefing and get a sneak peek at what's to come from Joe Quesada and guests J. Michael Straczynski (Amazing Spider-Man), Paul Jenkins (Civil War: Front Line), Marc Guggenheim (Wolverine), Daniel & Charles Knauf (Iron Man), and many more! Also, surprise announcements from Jeph Loeb (Ultimates 3) as well as Frank Cho (New Avengers).
SPIDER-MAN: THEN AND NOW
FRIDAY, JULY 21
Welcome, True Believers, to a once-in-a-lifetime event. In one room for the first and only time, join the men who have impacted Spider-Man's life from the beginning and those who are shaping him into the man he is today: Stan Lee, John Romita Sr., John Romita, Jr., Joe Quesada, J. Michael Straczynski and executive producer of Spider-Man 3, Kevin Feige! Find out what went into creating the world's greatest super-hero and what the future holds for the wall-crawler.
MARVEL HALO GRAPHIC NOVEL
FRIDAY, JULY 21
The best-selling video game has hit the four-color world in a stunning Graphic Novel. Join Marvel EiC Joe Quesada and a few of the masterminds behind the graphic novel, including Jean "Moebius" Giraud, Phil Hale, Simon Bisley and others as they reveal the future of Halo in the world of graphic fiction.
CUP O' JOE
SATURDAY, JULY 22
It's no-holds-barred, rapid-fire news and Q&A, shooting from the hip with the Q himself - Marvel Editor in Chief, Joe Quesada. This is one panel you don't want to miss! You never know what kind of surprise announcement could be coming out of Joe's mouth…
SUNDAY, JULY 23
Get the scoop on all-things Marvel, from the Avengers to X-Men and everything in between. Joe Quesada, Charlie Houston (Moon Knight), Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk), and more gather in one room to share secrets from the House of Ideas. Also, the Universe they said wasn't possible is still shaking things up, and 2007 will see the biggest change yet! Find out what Jeph Loeb (Ultimates 3) and Robert Kirkman (Ultimate X-Men) have in store for the Ultimate Universe, and get your first glimpse at art from Ultimate Power!
And if that wasn't enough, during the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel will be reviewing portfolios of artists, inkers, and colorists for potential future work at the House of Ideas. All creators interested in having their portfolio reviewed should bring copies of their artwork (no originals) to the Marvel Booth by 4 pm on Friday. After reviewing all samples, Marvel will display a list of creators at the Marvel Booth on Saturday morning that includes the names and corresponding times of those people they are interested in meeting with.
Depending upon your area of expertise, you should be prepared to leave behind the following at the Marvel Booth for pre-screening review:
Pencilers: At least 5 pages of sequential art as well as examples of cover illustrations
Inkers: Samples of your work over at least three different pencilers
Colorists: Samples that effectively display your different techniques and coloring abilities on various types of pieces
Samples will not be returned.
Make yours Marvel this San Diego Comic-Con!