The Marvel Cup o’ Joe panel is a staple at any big comic convention. Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada opens himself up to an onslaught of questions from fervent Marvelites and usually makes a few fun announcements for what we can expect to see from the House of Ideas. Sadly, free coffee is not involved. Here’s a recap of this year’s SDCC Cup o’ Joe.
Avengers vs. X-Men
The Battle of the Marvel Universe comes to an end in October’s final issues of Avengers vs. X-Men. The issue will close out the publisher’s bombastic summer event and usher the not-reboot Marvel NOW!. Check out the cover!
Marvel NOW’s Jumping on Point-One
There’s also a Marvel Now! Point One promo image spotlighting Nick Fury, Jr, who looks a lot like Samuel L. Jackson. This new anthology will, as expected, include a bunch of small stories that work together in a larger plot that will help set up the new Marvel U.
Math and Consquences
The creators on A Plus X include Jeph Loeb, Dan Slott, Dale Keown and Ron Garney. The title promises to be the opposite of the recent AvX Versus but I’m still hoping it’s actually a new and awesome form of mathematics. Meanwhile, AvX Consequences will be a mini series written by iFanboy-favorite Kieron Gillen. The weekly title is a direct follow up to AvX and starts in October.
In what’s likely to be the most adorable showdown since the Puppy Bowl, Marvel also announced A-Babies vs. X-Babies #1. What’s that? Er, no I am not giggling and clapping with childlike glee. Skottie Young is putting down his pencils and picking up writing chores (but he still drew this adorably awesome cover). Illustration team Gurihiru (Thor and the Warriors Four and other Power Pack adventures) will be providing art for the comic.
No word yet on if they’ll be sharing the nursery with the Muppet Babies, but I’m still going to picture Cyclops walking around in Nanny’s green-and-white striped socks and making sure everyone is behaving.