Marvel’s Sunday At C2E2: McKelvie On ‘DEFENDERS’ And More

Marvel dropped some news yesterday at C2E2, the most glorious of which to me is the news that Jamie McKelvie is taking over as artist on Defenders.

Hit the jump for a  potpourri  of deets.

Comics Alliance:

The first major announcement of the day came at the Ultimate Comics panel, with the titles of the previously-announced-at-the-retailer-summit Ultimate crossover revealed as “Divided We Fall”; it will feature the return of Captain America since he left the public eye at the end of the  Ultimate Fallout  miniseries after feeling responsible for the death of Peter Parker. The three main Ultimate books will all feature this story, but contain parallel narratives rather than a standard crossover; it begins in July with Sam Humphries and Luke Ross’s  Ultimate Comics Ultimates  #13 and Brian Wood’s  Ultimate Comics X-Men  #14, with Brian Michael Bendis’s  Ultimate Comics Spider-Man  joining the fray in August.

At the “Next Big Thing” panel, Since Matt Fraction’s  The Mighty Thor  and Kieron Gillen’s  Journey Into Mystery  were launched alongside Fraction’s  Fear Itself  event miniseries, the two books have been closely related — especially due to their sibling protagonists, Thor and Loki — yet never formally crossed over. Starting in August, that will change, with Alan Davis and Carmine Di Giandomenico joining Fraction and Gillen on their books for “Everything Burns,” running from  Mighty Thor  #18-22 andJourney Into Mystery  #642-645. The crossover will apparently bring many ongoing plot points in both titles to a head, especially Loki’s web of lies and Thor’s trust for him.

Finally, they announced that Jamie McKelvie (X-Men: Season One,  Phonogram) will be joining Matt Fraction as the new regular artist on  Defenders, replacing previous regular artist Terry Dodson.