I return from NYCC, battle-scarred and haggard, coughing so much that I am surely about to expel one of my lungs through my mouth (ask not for who con crud tolls, it tolls for thee), but I have the news for you, oh beloved readers. I have the news for you.
First and most important forever (I may be editorializing a bit): SPIDER-GWEN ONGOING. Yes, after much rabble-rousing from the internet — myself included. I think I’ve tweeted about Spider-Gwen every day since the original promo art was announced — Marvel announced that Gwen Stacy would be getting her own ongoing title, with the original creative team of Jason Latour and FBP’s Robbi Rodriguez.
Another female-lead book, this time even featuring a lady artist (if you can believe such a thing exists) came out of the Spider-Man panel: Silk #1 is also on the way. For those not in the know, Silk is Cindy Moon, another super powered spider-person who was bitten by the very same spider that bit Peter Parker, because comics. The series is being drawn by Stacey Lee and written by Robbie Thompson of Supernatural.
The crown has been passed: following the fast approaching conclusion of Matt Fraction and David Aja’s critically acclaimed Hawkeye run, you know, the one that even your grandma read, the series will be taken over by Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez. At least we know the book will continue to be super-duper sad, right? Poor Clint.
In an awesome series of announcements RE: female-lead books, Marvel also announced that Gamora will be getting her own solo book, penned by GoTG co-screenwriter Nicole Perlman, who I suspect is probably not responsible for the infamous “green whore” line.
Additional good news, coming out of the same Women of Marvel panel: come February, G. Willow Wilson of Ms. Marvel will take over the all-female, adjectiveless X-Men book for a four-issue arc! It only took Marvel a little less than two years to get a woman writer on a book featuring an all-female team — and let’s not forget that the book started out with Brian Wood (though it was prior to his outing as a potential sexual harasser). Glad to see the X-ladies getting the treatment they deserve.
Look, I can admit when I’m wrong: apparently, the Fantastic Four is really getting cancelled, or, rather, “going away for a while.” Series writer James Robinson then made a tasteless joke about suicide. C’est la vie.
Kathryn Immonen is writing a noir-ish looking title called Operation S.I.N (Marvel, stop with the acronyms, it’s not cute anymore, fetch is never going to happen), featuring Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, et al
If you would like to see the first stills from Netflix’s Daredevil, you may do so here. So far, it looks like they’re leaning pretty far into the Miller vibe.
Man, seems like the geek girl illuminati got their claws into the Marvel announcements at NYCC, eh? Can’t wait to hear from the fedora contingent about how women are ruining the industry. Overall, this was a bang-up series of announcements from Marvel (except for the fact that Secret Wars is coming back, a thing that literally no one asked for, ever), and I’m excited to see what the next year brings.