SDCC ’15: Marvel goes BIG; announces SQUIRREL GIRL & BLADE Series, Ms. Marvel Audiobook

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During the “Women of Marvel” panel at SDCC today, the House of Ideas announced several new series as a part of their All-New, All-Different relaunch.

When solicits for over 45 titles came out, a large number of fans worried about the fate of one of their favorite characters: Squirrel Girl.  Her newest series had been launched earlier this year to incredible acclaim, but Marvel had not announced the continuation of her title the way they had trumpeted other continuing series like Ms. Marvel and Spider-Gwen.  However, fear not!  The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl will relaunch this October with a new #1.  Writer Ryan North and artist Erica Henderson will continue their work on the title.

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To add some fuel to the fire of the rumor about Wesley Snipes’ potential return to the role of Blade, Marvel announced a new Blade series at the panel as well.  While a promotional image from the series leaked from Marvel’s retailer panel earlier this weekend, we now have more specifics about the title.  To begin in October, the series will be written by Tim Seeley, drawn by Logan Faerber, and focus on Fallon Grey, a sixteen year old girl who lives in a rural part of Oregon.  She’s a star student and the queen social bee, but her stellar life is suddenly disrupted by an unnamed “terror.  As fearsome supernatural forces hunt Fallon, she’ll come face to face with something even more shocking than the monsters on her tail. Eric Brooks…Blade…her father?! And in each other, they’ll discover the purpose they’ve each been struggling to find.”

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In an interesting experiment, Marvel will republish Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal as an audiobook through GraphicAudio.  While GraphicAudio has adapted a number of Marvel prose novels in the past, this will be the first time the company will take a story straight from the comic itself.  This title will be released on August 17th.

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