Happy 45th Birthday, Fabian Nicieza

Fabian Nicieza was born in Buenes Aires, Argentina, today in 1961.

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Grevioux named New Warriors writer

While answering reader questions, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada named Kevin Grevioux the writer for the new New Warriors series debuting in 2007. An artist will be named soon.

From Quesada’s weekly column at Newsarama, New Joe Fridays:

“motteditor” – Joe, I think we’ve gotten the basics of all the post-Civil War titles now, except for one thing: Who’s the creative staff on New Warriors?

JQ: The writer for New Warriors is Kevin Grevioux, we’ll be announcing the artist shortly.

Grevioux’s official website is KevinGrevioux.net. He was a screenwriter for the feature film Underworld and has also worked as an actor, voice-over actor and stuntman. (See his IMDb profile for his credits and more info.) He has experience as a comic book writer with Alias Enterprise, where he formed two imprints: Astounding Studios for all-age comics like Valkyries, Guardian Heroes and The Hammer Kid, and Darkstorm Studios for more mature titles like Alius Rex, The Pale Horsemen and Universe City. (See this CBR interview with Grevioux.) Most never saw print due to a restructuring of Alias Enterprises this past year, and their current status is unknown.

On his website, he states “I’m also a self-described MARVEL ZOMBIE. In fact, it was my love for comic books that actually lead me to pursue a career in the biological sciences. The Fantastic Four and the Hulk were my favorite comics because the main characters of both books were scientists.” He cites Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and John Byrne as his favorite creators.

Marvel’s Year-End Round-Up: Speedball

For this week’s “New Joe Fridays” column, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada took a look at the previous year, including the near-death of Speedball:

NEWSARAMA: Speedball was another subject oft-mentioned the last year. You seemed to delight in teasing his ultimate demise. Again, this something readers will have to wait awhile for the ultimate pay-off?

JOE QUESADA: Absolutely. See, Speedball is exactly a case of me showing fans my right hand while the left was pick pocketing them [laughs]/ Speedball is a great character, and what we have planned for him… well, lets just say it’s going to hurt.

A lot.

The full interview can be read here.

New Warriors comics in March


Marvel Comics released solicitations for comics shipping in March. As previously reported, Firestar appears in Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #16. Marc Sumerak’s fourth PP mini-series begins, with Power Pack meeting the Hulk. Cover images, full solicits and more information after the jump…

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