That Ain't Peter

Writer Dan Slott teased a few more Superior Spider-Man details during a retailer breakfast held at the start of New York Comic Con. Marvel has confirmed to Newsarama that Slott told retailers in attendance that the Spider-Man starring in the January-debuting series is indeed a character other than Peter Parker, and that Spider-Man (evidently no longer Peter) and Mary Jane would be getting "back" together.

Just Some More Marvel NOW! Variants

Here's a look at Joe Quesada's color cover and an Adi Granov cover to Iron Man #1, plus a variant cover to AvX: Consequences #4 and X-Men Legacy #1.





Scott Snyder Working on MAN OF STEEL Comic Series, Says Bryan Hitch

After months of speculation, superstar artist Bryan Hitch confirmed that DC writer Scott Snyder is working on an all-new Superman series titled Man of Steel. Even if Hitch isn’t the one working on it.

Over on his twitter feed @THEBRYANHITCH , the UK-based artist spoke at length about his current projects from the long-awaited Ultron War at Marvel to creator-owned projects and the potential for him to do more for DC than his current slot as cover artist. It was during this conversation that Man Of Steel came up.

“….Jim [Lee, DC Co-Publisher] and Dan [DiDio, DC Co-Publisher] suggested Man Of Steel with Scott Snyder which would have been great as we adore each other but I’m committed to other projects so that couldn’t happen.”

After rising to become a key writer at DC with his work on Detective Comics, Batman and Swamp Thing, Scott Snyder’s name has been tossed around by several as an ideal writer to take on the Superman character in advance of the fall 2013 movie release. Snyder has repeatedly avoided direct questions of him working on the series, but hasn’t shot them down directly.

In an interesting and possible portent of things to come, DC Senior VP of sales Bob Wayne and VP of Marketing John Cunningham were asked about a potential Scott Snyder Man Of Steel comic in a September 2012 interview with ICv2 , and they specifically didn’t deny it and were excited at the prospects.

“I certainly won’t confirm that,” Wayne said of the rumor,” but I will say that it is reasonable to assume that given the release of Man of Steel next summer, we will come up with a publishing program that will both augment and take advantage of that opportunity.”

“I think that (a Scott Snyder Superman series) would be great,” Cunningham added. “I’d read that.”

First Look: Viper on the set of THE WOLVERINE



After some delays and switch-ups in the directors chair, the upcoming film The Wolverine is well underway shooting in Japan and Australia, and the first shots have come out of the character of Viper, played by Russian actress Svetlana Khodchenkova.

The shots, which come from the Russian fan site HughJackMania, show Khodchenkova-as-Viper interfacing with a handheld device and adored with some high-tech shades and gloves. Surprisingly, director James Mangold and Fox don’t seem to be carrying through with Viper’s green hairdo that she famously wears in the comics.

And although the handheld device looks green tinted, don’t look for the femme fatale’s Hydra connections to be played up, as Hydra is part of the Marvel Studios movies and not part of Fox's deal with Wolverine and the X-Men franchise.

Marvel Announces Trio Of New SEASON ONES: Wolverine, Thor, Iron Man



Following up on our earlier story about Iron Man: Season One, Marvel has announced two other characters that’ll be getting the “Season One” treatment: Wolverine and Thor. Announced as part of the publisher’s presentation at the Diamond Retailer Breakfast, these join an already ambitious line-up of Season One titles for the publisher as they touch on their primary characters.


After April’s Iron Man: Season One  by Howard Chaykin and Gerard Parek, June will see the release of Wolverine: Season One by The Thrilling Adventure Hour’s Ben Acker and Ben Blacker with Salvador Espin illustrating. In October, just one month prior to the second Thor movie, Marvel will release Thor: Season One by Matthew Sturges and Pepe Larraz.


With this announcement, Marvel will have either published or announced to publish Season One titles for all of its major heroes appearing prominently in feature films — with the exception of Captain America, Ghost Rider, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury.

'ComiXology Submit' Aims to Help Digital Self-Publishers

comiXology already works with Marvel, DC and Image, but soon you won't have to be a major industry player to get your comics on the digital platform.

The company announced "comiXology Submit" on Thursday, a free submission portal for self-publishers designed to aid creators in monetizing their work, and getting it seen on ComiXology's industry-leading digital readers. Currently an invite-only closed beta, submissions will go through an approval process, and if a comic makes the cut, ComiXology will produce it in their "Guided View" format, and split the profits 50/50 with the creators.

comiXology Submit (tagline: "Find Your Audience") will be opened up to the public in the future, and those interested can submit information at a dedicated section of the digital distributor's website. Self-publishing creators will also have the opportunity to experiment with the Guided View format as a storytelling device, as seen in releases like Power Play and Marvel's Infinite Comics.

"Publishers have long known that comiXology is the most valuable platform for digital comics in the world and having a way to let self-publishers participate in that is good for our customers, for comiXology and for comics," comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts is quoted in a press release. "Having the most diverse material possible serves comiXology’s mission. It's great that we can now open our platform to self-publishers and deliver a whole new wave of creative works to our customers."

Deadpool vs. Moby Dick and more in DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED


In the annals of modern literature there sit classic characters: Moby Dick. Dracula. Sherlock Holmes. Deadpool.

You got that right, Deadpool. Just announced at the Diamond Retailer Breakfast in New York during New York Comic Con, Marvel is sending writer Cullen Bunn and artist Matteo Lolli on an all-expenses paid trip to tour classic literature with Deadpool as their tour guide in Deadpool Killustrated. Set for a January 2013 launch, it will follow up the Bunn-written Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe series that ran earlier this year.

And in More Cullen Bunn News

Speaking of Cullen Bunn: The writer's Oni Press seires The Sixth Gun has been in development as a TV series for more than a year, and on Thursday The Hollywood Reporter gave word that co-showrunner Carlton Cuse is developing the adaptation for NBC. Screenwriter Ryan Condal is on board to executive produce with Cuse and script the pilot.

Warner Seeks Sanctions Against Siegel and Shuster Lawyers

The latest development in the ongoing legal battle between Warner Bros. and the esates of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster sees the media company asking a judge for "terminating sanctions" against attorney Marc Toberoff, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The stated reason is Warner's belief that Toberoff has attempted to hide pertinent information relating to the case.

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