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SDCC 2013: Marvel: Cup O' Joe Panel

What did Marvel's Chief Creative Officer reveal at this year's San Diego Comic-Con?

It's time for Marvel to spill some major teases and see what new stuff they're bringing our way. The panel consisted of Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, writer Rick Remender, artist Scottie Young, writer Sam Humphries, Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Senior Editor Steve Wacker, and writer Brian Michael Bendis.

  • Panel kicks off with Bendis saying issue #5 of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY will dive into Angela -- who she is, why she's here. Also teased Gamora vs. Angela.
  • HAWKEYE #16 will be a "big story" for Kate Bishop.
  • INHUMAN will show Blackbolt and company in a way "we've never seen them." Couldn't reveal much because it has "so much to do with the end of INFINITY."
  • REVOLUTIONARY WAR revealed. Begins in November and focuses on Marvel UK characters (Death's Head was the primary character mentioned and shown in the image). By Andy Lanning and various artists. Aims to bring these characters back into the Marvel universe in a "big way."
  • YOUNG AVENGERS - AFTER PARTY. By Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. "After Party" will be a "who's who" of characters who will be big in the next few years.
  • WOLVERINE ORIGIN II revealed. By Kieron Gillen and Adam Kubert in November.
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  • Fan asks why there's so many Avengers/X-Men books. Joe says it's democratic at Marvel and we tell them what we want with our cash. "It's simple supply and demand. All we're trying to do is tell you great stories."
  • Fan asks about Cloak and Dagger's role in the Ultimate Universe. Bendis points out the new arc with Galactus will have Cloak and Dagger front and center. Says he spent a lot of time with their origin and that's a big hint he's going to spend some time with them.
  • Bendis seemingly implies another hero from Earth will be with the Guardians of the Galaxy when Iron Man is no longer on the team.
  • Fan asks if we'll ever get an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic book series. Joe says, "you never know." Says the fact there's a new Nick Fury and Agent Coulson in the Marvel U means they're hoping to get there.
  • The panel says they'll eventually tell the story of how Punisher escaped the facility the Avengers put him in.
  • Panel says they have big plans for both Nick Furys.
  • Fan points out comic sales have improved and ask what the main contributing factor is. Joe says it's just trying their best to put out a good product. From the TV shows to the movies, says they just want to provide good products.
  • Fan compliments Remender's UNCANNY X-FORCE. Asks if Wolverine's personality will rub off on Avengers. Remender points it's an ideological conflict and that's what's going on now in UNCANNY AVENGERS. Says he likes that conflict and they're true to who they are -- they're not going to compromise that. For example, says Cap splintered the team when he found out about X-Force. Current story explores whether Wolverine should be on the Avengers.
  • Fan says she's a converted from "the other company" and the panel asks if she feels better -- she says "yes!" Panel says, "You want us to bring back Stephanie Brown? You got it!"
  • Fan asks about a Deadpool movie. Joe plainly points out its a Fox property.
  • Fan asks if there are plans for any more all female teams. Panel says, "there are without a doubt." Remender says the next five issues of UNCANNY AVENGERS will focus on Rogue/Scarlet Witch.
  • Fan asks if we can expect to see more minority superheroes in movies. Joe simply responds, "yes."
  • Fan asks if we'll see more of AVENGERS ARENA. They say, "stay tuned. We have big plans."
  • Fan asks about a Daredevil movie. Bendis says, "that's a great idea." Joe says, "we love Daredevil. We're really excited -- just got the property back. Will there be something down the road? I would love to see something with Daredevil outside the comics and we're certainly mulling it over."
  • Fan asks if we'll get a new DARKHAWK series. They say the character has popped up in discussion a lot of times but nothing has come up yet.
  • Fan asks about plans for Luke Cage and Iron Fist. They say, "maybe somewhere down the road. You never know."
  • Fan asks about a RUNAWAYS TV show. They say "that would be cool" but point out they're only on their first live-action show.