We’re only two issues into the latest bloated crossover event du jour for the Marvel Universe, but at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Con Marvel writers are already talking about the plans for what follows in the “aftermath.” I put that in quotes because none of this sounds “aftermathy” so much as it does “prolonged non-aftermath.” We’ll focus on the Spider-related news because… well because we’re a Spider-Man site. Heh!
The Marvel panel featured Peter David, Charles Soule, Editor Katie Kubert and Marvel Content Development Director Sana Amanat. First up – Spider-Man news. From CBR:
Spider-Man fans who enjoy Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson’s relationship will get a series for themselves which features the pair’s everyday life with their daughter Annie. Things will go awry when their domain leader, Regent, goes after Peter’s family, forcing him to head underground. “It’s a great adventure story, but also a great story about Peter and Mary Jane,” said Amanat, who also teased that Venom will appear in the series.
That’s all we have to go on so far.
Peter David also addressed the question of whether or not Secret Wars 2099 will feature Miguel O’Hara or not (again, via CBR):
David then spoke about his other series, “Secret Wars 2099,” saying that it will star Miguel O’Hara and feature a world wherein all heroes are employees of Alchemax. “If you do not work for them, you are a supervillain, no matter if you’re doing good or bad,” said David. “This storyline will focus on the Avengers of 2099: Captain America, Black Widow, Hercules, Hawkeye, Iron Man and the Vision. My favorite is Captain America, who is a female. [Artist] Will Sliney made her a typical, Wonder Woman-esque superheroine. I said hold on a minute and said we should assume she took the same super solider serum Steve Rogers took. He went from skinny to muscular, so I wanted this Captain America to turn into a muscular woman. I sent him pics of female bodybuilders and he modeled her after them.” David noted that Hulk 2099 will appear in the series, but characters like Ravage, Ghost Rider and Punisher won’t.
You can read more about the Secret Wars aftermath at CBR. For example – Marvelites who didn’t get enough of their favorite heroes acting ridiculously out of character the first time around can rejoice! ‘Civil War 2’ is headed your way.