Just to finish our “digital news Monday,” Marvel’s recently teased “Infinite” something-or-other will be revealed this Saturday as part of SXSWi’s Screenburn video game conference. Despite the gaming setting, it’s expected this will have something to do with digital comics, as indicated by the panel description:
This Spring, Marvel Entertainment takes Austin, Texas by storm in its inaugural appearance at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival with the Marvel: House of Ideas panel at SXSW ScreenBurn! In this historic event on Sunday, March 11 at 1pm on the IGN stage at the Palmer Events Center, Axel Alonso (Marvel Comics Editor in Chief), Jeph Loeb (Head of Marvel Television) and Peter Phillips (SVP & GM, Marvel Digital Media Group) unveil Marvel’s bold new multimedia plans that includes the premiere of Marvel’s revolutionary new ways to read comics
Both marketing’s David Gabriel and publisher Dan Buckley have made recent allusions to a new publishing program—you’ll find some popular speculation in the previous post.
Online guesses are running towards some kind of one-price all-you-can-read for Marvel’s comics, as opposed to a reunion of Nova and Adam Warlock in a quest for the Infinity Gems.
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