Saturday, May 22, 2004

Quesada panel highlights: Newsarama reports on the "Cup o' Joe" panel at Wizard World East. Some of the highlights:

* Ultimates Vol. 2, No. 1 is tentatively scheduled for October. Now placing bets ...
* A new Black Widow series, by Richard K. Morgan and Bill Sienkiewicz, will launch in September.
* Quesada said Astonishing X-Men #1 sold "an amazing amount of copies" -- some 225,000, according to Newsarama sources.
* Bryan Singer's run on Ultimate X-Men is targeted for the first quarter of 2005.
* A Ghost Rider series is set for early next year. Could it be the Dan Wickline/Ben Templesmith pitch?
* And last, but certainly not least, the long-promised Dr. Strange miniseries, by J. Michael Straczynski and Brandon Peterson, will debut in September. It's a Year One "ground-level take of the character."