Three book announcements at the Cup O’ Joe Panel at NYCC: Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova and Punisher: Nightmare. No huge surprises, there (Punisher: Nightmare was originally talked about in 2009).
Then you’ve got Nova by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness. This is confirmed as the same Sam Alexander character from the Spider-Man cartoon and that Richard Rider is still dead.
With the Punisher mini-series, which will be 5 weekly issues starting in January, Scott Gimple is a screenwriter currently attached to the Walking Dead television show. He’s also written for the show Life and the Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance film.
Marvel’s custom comics wing has done another NBA project for ESPN: The Magazine. This time, it’s a 10-page comic about the Miami Heat trying to get 4 championship rings. I wonder if there’s a soul gem metaphor there? At any rate, their last collaboration with ESPN was very well done.