The latest MyCup o’ Joe went live on MySpace yesterday, as Joe Quesada shared some of the variant covers for Invincible Iron Man #1 and talked about a few of the announcements that have been and will be made at the New York Comic Con, from Mark Waid writing Spider-Man to something called Marvel Apes:
JM: One last thing before we dive into reader questions, and help a brother out here. Two words, you tell me something about them: “Marvel Apes.”
JQ: Yeaaaaaah. Yeah! [laughs] Marvel Apes! I love it! Well, duh, they’re Marvel characters as apes. I don’t wanna give away too much about it ’cause it’s one of our panel reveals this weekend, but…you know, ironically enough, this came from a fan suggestion at a convention! It was the New York Comic Con two years ago, and a fan asked, “Hey, you’ve done Marvel Zombies. Why not Marvel Apes?” It struck me at the time as such a fun, such a natural idea, that I filed it away. We tracked down that fan and discussed it with him, and where he’s not the one writing it, the idea will find its life.
I remember blogging about Marvel Apes about a year ago. Maybe now they will have their day.