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Marvel Entertainment Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, dropped by the CBR TV studios during New York Comic Con where he openly discussed numerous Marvel TV projects, animated and live action.
But first, Loeb discussed his imminent return to comics with his and artist Ed McGuinness’ “Avengers: X-Sanction,” an Avengers-centric event miniseries designed to reintroduce Cable to the Marvel Universe. The writer discussed his experience working for the first time with Tom Brevoort as his editor, the way the series is set to explore the idea of how far someone will go to protect their family and how the industry has changed since he first wrote “Cable,” many years ago.
Loeb also weighed in on the success of DC Comics New 52 relaunch, offering his take on the developing digital comics world and what he hopes happens for DC and the industry as a whole in the months ahead, a discussion which segues into the writer discussing his expansive, orderly comic book collection.
The next topic of discussion was Agent Coulson, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent brought to life in the Marvel movies by actor Clark Gregg, the possibility of the much-asked-for-by-the-fans Agent Coulson television series and the introduction of Coulson (voiced by Gregg) on the upcoming “Ultimate Spider-Man” animated series.
Both the live-action and animated Hulk series are touched on, with Loeb comparing the upcoming versions of the Jade Giant to that of the classic Bill Bixby series, the portrayal fans can expect from the movie version when “Avengers” premieres and the thought behind how to portray the behemoth on the upcoming live-action TV show.
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