C2E2 ‘Cup O’ Joe’ Panel Report

Marvel unveils their plans for Punisher, Daredevil and more. Plus Bendis and Bagley announce their Icon title, Brilliant.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

C2E2 'Cup O' Joe' Panel Report

During C2E2, Marvel dropped a number of announcements during the perennial "Cup O’ Joe" panel with Joe Quesada, the former Editor-in-Chief turned Chief Creative Officer. Joining Quesada onstage were Brian Michael Bendis, Jeph Loeb, Matt Fraction, Mark Waid and C.B. Cebulski.
The first major news out of this panel confirmed last week’s rumors that Mark Waid and Greg Rucca will be taking over the new ongoing series for Daredevil and The Punisher respectively. Joining Waid on Daredevil will be artists Paolo Rivera, and Marcos Martin while Mark Checchetto will provide the art for Rucca’s Punisher run. Waid noted that his Daredevil will remain gritty but perhaps less grim than the most recent runs. Waid also said that Daredevil would have more of swashbuckler feel for the lead character than before.
In addition to his upcoming Moon Knight relaunch, Bendis announced his new creator owned title, Brilliant; which will reteam him with his Ultimate Spider-Man collaborator, Mark Bagley. The series launches in July and follows "college geniuses who crack the superhero code" and give themselves superpowers in the real world.
Cebulski also announced the artists currently being promoted under the "Marvel Architects" banner: Bagley, Mike Deodato, Stuart Immonen, Salvador Larroca, Humberto Ramos and John Romita Jr.
To the surprise of fans, Loeb brought an early animation test of the "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series which won quick approval from the attendees. He reminded the fans that Paul Dini wrote the pilot episode while also pushing the fact that Bendis himself is involved with the series in addition to the Man of Action writing team: Joe Casey, Steven T. Seagle, Joe Casey and Duncan Rouleau.
Most intriguing of all, Loeb indicated that Marvel is considering some new animated film options once their contract with Lionsgate is finished because its parent company, Disney has expressed an interest in creating animated projects based on the Marvel superhero lineup.