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Marvel Readies Big Panel Lineup For C2E2


If you’re headed to C2E2 this weekend in Chicago, first of all, I envy you. Second, you’ll be able to catch a number of panels featuring Marvel creators sounding off on different topics, because the House of Ideas has a full slate that spans all three days of the show.

I know, I know. You want details, right? Well we aim to please at BSP, so here are all the Marvel panels with info on who’s scheduled to sit in on each one and what they’re going to discuss.

What: House of Ideas

Where: Room N426

When: Friday, April 25, 1:45 pm

Who: Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos, writers Mark Waid and Joshua Hale Fialkov, plus some surprise guests

Why: This is the place to find out about Marvel’s various digital initiatives. That means the Marvel Unlimited app, Marvel’s Infinite Comics, AR, audio and any new digital tricks the company has up its sleeves.

What: Breaking in to Comics the Marvel Way

Where: Room N426

When: Friday, April 25, 4:15 pm

Who: Company talent scout C.B. Cebulski, along with writers Fialkov and Charles Soule and artists Todd Nauck and Mark Brooks

Why: Anyone who wants to get the scoop on getting a job in the comics industry should probably attend. Yes, the odds are long, but if Marvel is going to give you tips on improving your chances, it only makes sense to listen.

What: Original Sin

Where: Room N426

When: Saturday, April 26, 12:30 pm

Who: Executive Editor Mike Marts, Senior Editor Nick Lowe, editors Jordan D. White and Jake Thomas, Waid and writer James Robinson

Why: Maybe you can ask them who killed Uatu? My gut tells me they won’t answer, but this is the place to find out more about the cosmic murder mystery that’s headed our way this spring and summer and all of the nasty secrets about our favorite heroes that will come to light along the way.

What: Spider-Verse

Where: Room N426

When: Saturday, April 26, 1:45 pm

Who: Lowe, Waid, Fialkov, Robinson and artist Ramon Perez

Why: It’s a Spidey story so big, it deserves its own panel. Spider-Verse brings together every Spider-Man and related spider-powered character from every timeline to face a massive threat. And the people responsible for it are answering your questions.

What: Next Big Thing

Where: Room N426 (sensing a pattern here?)

When: Saturday, April 26, 4:15 pm

Who: Marts, Lowe, Fialkov, Soule and Robinson, plus artists Mahmud Asrar, Ryan Stegman and Skottie Young

Why:  I’m not sure if you’ve heard of a little thing called All-New Marvel NOW!, but it’s been fairly popular thus far. The initiative continues to roll on with new titles and relaunches of existing ones, some of which are going to be talked about here. And if there are new announcements, chances are they’ll happen at this panel.

What: Marvel Unlimited Plus Members Only Event

Where: Room N426

When: Sunday, April 27, 10:45 am

Who: Penagos, Robinson, Stegman and writer/artist Jason Latour

Why: Membership has its privileges! Anyone who has a Plus subscription to Marvel Unlimited can attend this private panel to get free merchandise, exclusive sneak peeks, a more intimate Q&A with creators and more surprises.

What: Wolverine: 3 Months to Die

Where: Room N426 (seriously, you might as well just camp out there)

When: Sunday, April 27, 1:15 pm

Who: Marts, White, Asrar, Latour and Soule, plus writer Greg Pak and artist Russell Dauterman

Why: Um, because Wolverine dying would be big news? That seems like a good enough reason to me.