With all the upcoming movies, TV shows, cartoons and video games being hyped in San Diego this weekend, it’s kind of funny that the big news today came in the form of a comic created several decades ago by two industry legends. The original “lost” version of Fantastic Four #102, a single-issue story featuring a villain called Mega-Man, was written by Stan Lee and drawn by Jack Kirby. Parts of the issue were used in a flashback in Fantastic Four #108, but the full issue has never appeared.
“We’ll be shipping all of the material off to Stan shortly so that he can begin working on his end-it’ll be up to him to decide whether he wants to keep any of the dialogue he wrote for FF #108, or if he’d rather just script the job clean,” Marvel editor Tom Breevort told Newsarama.
On the movie side, Marvel held a panel that featured the directors of three of their upcoming movies: Iron Man’s Jon Favreau, Hulk 2′s Louis Leterrier and Ant Man’s Edgar Wright. The fact that the Hulk sequel will feature the Abomination and “a lot more Hulk as hero” will hopefully be a step in the right direction for the film.
And at the DC Universe panel, the new animated movies I mentioned earlier were announced, and Paul Dini’s Black Canary/Zatanna hardcover was made official. Go fishnets!
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Joe Quesada’s Cup ‘O Joe panel: What are Loners, Silent War and Marvel Comics Presents?
Oni Press Spotlight: My Name is Earl, Colbert and more