Here's the roundup of news and notes from the last day of New York Comic-Con 2012 as far as Marvel Comics goes, to be updated as the day goes on.
– Stan Lee will be answering a select few fan letter questions in Amazing Spider-Man #700.
– ASM #700 and Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 will be the only two books released on the last week of 2012.
– Dan Slott says Superior Spider-Man will be dark and weird, but "not necessarily grim and gritty." And yes, the new Spider-Man will apparently be hooking up with Mary Jane Watson.
– Joe Keatinge will be doing an upcoming Morbius The Living Vampire solo series, about a guy who is relentlessly trying to do good and always screwing up.
– Mark Waid promises an "all-new, all-different Stilt-Man" and more development of the Matt Murdock/Hank Pym friendship in Daredevil.
– Cullen Bunn says Flash Thompson is going to relocate to Philadelphia in Venom.
– Apparently, Clint Barton will need Tony Stark to install his new home entertainment system in Hawkeye.
– There are currently no plans to follow up on Spider-Men and the big gaspy moment about Peter Parker looking up this world's Miles Morales.
– Slott may or may not be joking when he said Superior Spider-Man will have a new version of Big Wheel and The Living Brain.
– Slott and editor Steve Wacker "broadly hinted" that Miguel O'Hara, Spider-Man 2099, might be the new Superior Spider-Man, but that might also be jokes. Slott did say that Superior guy has a serious Spider pedigree.
– Brian Bendis will be adding Iron Man to the Guardians of the Galaxy book to try and bring Marvel Cosmic a bit more down to earth. Apparently, the Guardians will be a lot more Earth-based in their mission to guard the galaxy – meaning that too many aliens are messing with Earth, and it needs to be protected from such meddling.
– Bendis compares Peter Quill to Captain Kirk, or Mal Reynolds on Firefly, and he's writing the book with an eye to making them the cosmic Avengers. And Tony Stark will be after green ladies (like Gamora, most likely), and that fantasy will blow up in his face. Bendis has been working closely with new Iron Man writer Kieron Gillen on this as well.
From Bleeding Cool:
– George A. Romero is apparently writing a secret zombie project for Marvel. If you don't know, Romero is considered the godfather of the zombie movie in general.
– Brian Wood plans to do something with the Ultimate X-Men that's never been done with the X-Men before. And apparently, fans want Ultimate Hawkeye to die.
– Bendis' GOTG cast will include most of the folks from Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's run – Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Bug.
– Bendis insists he loved what DnA did with the Guardians and says he's not coming to this with an eye on "fixing them." They're not broken, there's nothing wrong with them. That said, his focus will be more on character a la Star Wars and Firefly than hard concept-driven sci-fi.
– Bendis will address the whole situation from the end of The Thanos Imperative, as to how Peter Quill and Thanos survived the Cancerverse and such, in Avengers Assemble.
– Tony Stark will be "doing a tour" of duty with the Guardians, and will apparently eventually rotate out. Also, there's a surprise they're saving for the release of the book itself.
– The Guardians' focus will be on protecting Earth, but that doesn't mean they're just going to camp out in orbit. They'll head out and meet potential threats head-on.
– Bendis also says that Guardians will somehow tie in with his All-New X-Men, considering the space-time continuum tomfoolery going on there.