Marvel announces free 2002 Convention Preview Book

Tue, April 23rd, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Official Press Release

If you haven't already done so, make plans to head to Philadelphia, PA the

weekend of May 10th - 12th... because this will be your first chance of the

convention season to meet your favorite Marvel creators & editors -- and see

all of the hot new comics they're working on! With Spider-Man and the X-Men

topping the charts every month -- and all sorts of fresh creators joining

the Marvel Knights, Ultimate and MAX lines -- The House is back in a big

way. And Editor In Chief Joe Quesada wants to celebrate the Marvel rebirth

by meeting all of you -- and giving you a free 2002 MARVEL CONVENTION


Limited to just a few thousand copies, this 32-page, full-color promo book

not only features a sketch/autograph section, but also reveals images from

the key comics coming your way later this year, like SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT

and all three THE CALL miniseries. And did we mention that it's absolutely

free to everyone that visits the Marvel Booth? The way we figure it, if

you're fan enough to make it to the con, then you deserve something cool

from us!

So who can you get to sign your PREVIEW BOOK? The assembled force of Marvel

creators that will be on hand at the Marvel Booth in Philly include John

Cassaday (CAPTAIN AMERICA), Sean Chen (WOLVERINE), Devin Grayson (X-MEN:

EVOLUTION), Scott Hanna (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), the legendary Joe Kubert, Adam


1234), Jeph Loeb (SPIDER-MAN: BLUE), David Mack (DAREDEVIL), Grant Morrison

(NEW X-MEN), Frank Quitely (NEW X-MEN), Tom Raney (THOR), Darick Robertson

(FURY), Frank Tieri (WOLVERINE), Ethan Van Sciver (NEW X-MEN), Ron Zimmerman


Joining that colossal list of creators will be members of the mighty Marvel

editorial team, including Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort, Andy Lis, Mike Marts,

Stuart Moore, Mike Raicht, Brian Smith, Marc Sumerak, Bronwyn Taggart... and

Joey The Q himself!

Speaking of the editors, your big chance to ask them questions -- whether

you want to know how to break in the industry or are wondering what's up

next for your favorite crime fighters -- will be at the five star-studded

panels planned for throughout the weekend. The schedule, which is subject to

change, includes the following panels:

I. Friday, May 10th:


Take a walk on the wild side as Axel Alonso, Bronwyn Taggart and Stuart

Moore join creators like John Cassaday, Jeph Loeb and more to tell you all

about the kickin' comics coming your way from Marvel's mean streets!

II. Saturday, May 11th:

12:30 - 2:00 THE JOE QUESADA Q & A!

With the help of the industry's greatest creators, Marvel's new Editor In

Chief has driven The House straight to the top! Now it's your chance to ask

Joe anything you want! Well... almost anything.

2:00 - 3:00 SPIDER-MAN!

The movie is here, the new MTV cartoon is on the way, and the wall-crawler's

books are hotter than ever! Find out what's next for the web-slinger as

editor Axel Alonso answers all!

5:00 - 6:00 THE X-MEN!

From NEW X-MEN to the X-STATIX, Marvel's mutants continue to capture the

industry's attention. Now it's your chance to find out what's coming next as

Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely and more answer your questions!

III. Sunday, May 12th:

3:00 - 4:00 MARVEL HEROES!

What do Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo have planned for the FF? What's on the

horizon for the Avengers? Find out as Waid, Tom Raney and more spill the


And don't forget that everyone that orders tickets right now from Wizard (at

1-800-690-1669 or will receive a copy of ULTIMATE

SPIDER-MAN #1/2 (by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley) for free!

So we'll see you in Philly... and stay tuned for further announcements about

Marvel's presence at the big shows in Chicago and San Diego!

'Nuff Said!

Bill Rosemann

Marketing Communications Manager

Marvel Comics

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