There is a ton of news this week due to the C2E2 convention in Chicago. I couldn’t possibly get round to posting all the news from the event (and all the other news that has been released) so this is a round-up of what I found most interesting.
I guess the big news of the week is the announcement of the death of Wolverine. Yes they have called time on one of the most popular comic book characters of all time. He probably won’t stay dead (no one stays dead in Marvel apart from) but we will see his end played out in The Death of Wolverine, a five issue series from Steve McNiven and Charles Soule starting this September. Here is a look at the first cover.
In other X-Men news a new Storm series will be kicking off in July. This is the first real solo series for this character which is kind off shocking as Storm is awesome and should have gotten something dedicated to her ages ago but at least it is happening now. The series is being created by Greg Pak and Victor Ibanez. More information can be found in USA Today if you are interesting in knowing more.
Original Sin was the centre of a lot of attention at C2E2 and with surprises such as Thor & Loki having a sister, and the revelation that Peter Parker was not the only one bitten by those pesky spiders it is not hard to see why.
The new addition to Asgardian royal family is Angela someone we have seen before in both Guardians of the Galaxy and Age of Ultron.
Marvel.com has a great interview with Wil Moss and Al Ewing that gives some great insight into Angela’s place in the Marvel Universe and how she will affect her siblings.
Marvel on TV
The synopsis for the last episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has been released:
"Beginning of the End" - Dark secrets are revealed as Coulson and his team put everything on the line to stop Garrett and the forces of Hydra, on the explosive season finale of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Also I heard today that Netflix’s Daredevil series will take place in the MCU. This is good news because it means after The Defender’s (also on Netflix) Daredevil could appear in MCU movies, maybe even get one of his own. It also means that the 3 other Netflix series (Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist) will also be MCU. This opens up a million possibilities for the future of Marvel at the movies. For lots more information about Daredevil check out this great article at Collider.
Marvel at the movies
Marvel released some new Guardians of the Galaxy stills via the GOTG facebook page. Two feature Chris Pratt as Peter Quill which is nice because he isn't hard to look at but the most interesting is our first proper look at Karen Gillan as Nebula. I think she looks amazing the effort that has gone into her look is insane but worth it.
Last but not least the Amazing Spider-Man 2 special edition blu-ray has been revealed. It is literally one of the most horrifying things I have ever seen. Good luck sleeping tonight.
If you have some spare time check out these amazing Marvel character portraits from the Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo at the Austin Mondo Gallery. They are awesome and worth taking a look through. You can see the whole collection here.
Thats it for this weeks Marvel Monday. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.