Comic-Con 2009 has just gone transcendent. It happened during the Marvel Comics panel discussing their massive ongoing inter-title event known as Dark Reign.
Dark Reign is one of those messy affairs that threatens to destroy the very fabric of the Marvel Universe. Norman Osborn, that guy who throws little pumpkin bombs, is the main mastermind threatening world destruction. No one knows who, when, or how he will be stopped.
If Joe Quesada has his way, Dark Reign will end with a bushy red tail.
During the panel discussion, the conversation turned to Squirrel Girl:
Fan in the audience: “Does she kick Norman’s ass?
Joe Quesada: “You read my mind, I want her to be the end of this!”
Dear Joe, we want that too. We realize that you were probably joking, and that you don’t have the power to make it happen on your own. Please consider it anyway.
Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness are the madmen at Marvel Comics responsible for the consciousness-altering reality of the Red Hulk. Today at Comic-Con 2009 they admitted that the redness is spreading.
It seems that Domino and X-Force will soon be involved in unraveling the secret of the Red Hulk. Jennifer Walters goes lobster in the process.
Loeb said this about the new hotness:
Ed did the design, but Ian Churchhill certainly made it his own. The two of them sent stuff back and forth until everyone was happy. Ed’s big contribution to it was that he wanted this big, long, flowing mane of hair that was black and had a red streak in it – sort of like the Bride of Frankenstein. It makes her look super cool. We worked a long time on what it is that she wears because we didn’t want her to be wearing what Jen wears, and we didn’t want her to be wearing a white torn shirt. What she has on is very specific.
Her personality is unique and somewhat new to the Hulk mythos. We’re having an enormous amount of fun with her.
The images that were released along with the announcement provide an enormous amount of fun for the rest of us as well, and we cannot wait to see the Red She-Hulk in person.
One more tease: Marvel is starting plans for a Hulk family crossover called “World War Hulks”. Large times ahead.