By Courtney Key
Talking Comics news team member Huw Parry made the trip over the pond to New York Comic Con this past weekend, and livetweeted several Marvel panels announcing new titles on Sunday. If you missed his tweets, these are some of the highlights.
Perhaps the most-talked about news is word that the critically-acclaimed Hawkeye solo series will be continuing after Matt Fraction and David Aja leave with issue #22. Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez will take over the book, with issue #1 coming to shelves March 2015. Comic Book Resources got an exclusive interview with Lemire and Perez about the title along with a preview of the cover art.
Another Marvel movie hero getting his own ongoing is Ant-Man. Issue #1 of Ant-Man will hit stores in January 2015, seven months before the Ant-Man movie’s release date. Nick Spencer is on script duty, with art by Ramon Rosanas.
Gamora will also be spinning off into a solo title, joining Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon as Guardians with their own ongoing series. Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote the script for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, is writing the title that debuts in spring 2015.
G. Willow Wilson, writer of Ms. Marvel, is joining the X-Men for “The Burning World,” a four-part story commencing with X-Men #23, it was announced at the Women in Marvel panel.
At the same panel, Marvel revealed that Margaret Stohl, author of the best-selling Beautiful Creatures, will be bringing Black Widow’s story to life in a Young Adult novel to be published this spring.
Cover art was also revealed for upcoming issues of the new Angela: Asgard’s Assassin, by Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett, with art by Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans.
During the Spider-Verse panel, a new Silk ongoing series by Robby Thompson and Stacy Lee was announced, to go on sale after the end of Spider-Verse.
Two mini-series tying in with Spider-Verse were announced – Scarlet Spiders, written by Mike Costa, with art by Paco Diaz, and Spider-Verse Team-Up, by Christos Gage, Roger Stern, Dave Williams, and Bob McLeod. Both minis will last three issues and hit shelves in November.
November will also see the release of Spider-Verse #1, an anthology series featuring Ultimate Spidey from the comics and T.V. show. The series will contain new stories from writers such as Dan Slott and Skottie Young.
Fans of Phil Noto will be excited to hear that February will see the release of variant covers by the artist, including Rocket Raccoon, All-New X-Men, and Inhuman.
Finally, confirming earlier reports of the book’s cancellation, the cover of the first issue of the final arc of James Robinson’s Fantastic Four was shown.
“The End is Fourever” will start with issue #642 and arrive in stores January 2015.