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  • Saturday Down

    Oof. That was a big day. I have nothing resembling a book left, but I should be able to grab what Agents of Atlas hardcovers that the Heroes store has so people can pick some up at my table tomorrow. I signed and signed and signed until my li’l fingers were sore. And then at 3:30 I went to the House of Ideas panel where other Marvel writers (Matt Fraction, Peter David, Christos Gage, and Daniel Way) and I talked about Marvel stuff and fielded questions from the audience. Friendly crowd, and Matt Brady of Newsarama moderated sagely. Before I knew it, the show was over for the day.

    Afterwards I went to the traditional dinner house, Lupie’s. Got to catch up with Casey Jones and Scott Hampton, and have BANANA PUDDING. So really it was a great day even cutting it off there. But then we all went back to the Westin and watched a bit of the art auction. I popped in just long enough to see Brian Stelfreeze’s piece go for $1700 smackers. This time the bar seemed more inviting than last night, and what do you know but they had Beer in there. Ah, black and tans. This made me susceptible enough to get lured into some damn crazy dice game that Rick Remender and Matt Fraction were running in the corner. After several dollars, it became clear that I just cannot physically roll a 3 to save my ass. But hey, most of my cash will go to help clothe the new Baby Fraction, so I don’t feel too bad about it.

    I fled from the dice table and talked comics with friends Joey and Duane, and artist Steve Scott and up-n-comer Kevin Stokes. I finally started heading back to the room but stopped to chat with Andy Kuhn which led to talking Captain Marvel comics with Eric Larsen. He KNOWS his Cap and Monster Society, thoroughly. Finally I found my way back here to the room, and that catches us up.

    A Fine Saturday, all in all.


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    Time: June 17, 2007, 6:21 am

    [...] Jeff Parker writes from Charlotte on his blog: [...]

    Comment from Beast
    Time: June 17, 2007, 7:42 am

    Very interesting…. come on Jeff, spill it. :D

    The first question was whether there were any more Agents of Atlas planned, to which Parker cagily replied that there ”may or may not” be more coming, and that he “may or may not” be planning a mini-series that may or may not include more Gorillas and that “may or may not” answer the fan’s question.

    That was followed up with the question of whether we are going to see more obscure or non-X-Men characters in First Class. Parker’s short and sweet answer was, “yeah, sure, why not!” Elaborating, he stated in issue #5, they meet the Hulk, “because there’s nothing saying they didn’t meet him then.” The writer mentioned that, in the ‘60s, the X-Men weren’t supposed to be so cut apart from the rest of the Marvel Universe like they are now, so he can get away with putting more of Marvel in his series, as it stays true to how stories were written back then.