Sunday, Marvel Comics’ Editor-in-chief, Axel Alonso held the ‘inaugural’ AXEL In Charge panel at New York Comic-Con 2014 to a packed crowd of Marvel fans waiting to hear some of the biggest news coming out of the publisher.

On stage with Alonso was a bevy of comic book creators like Gerry Duggan (writer on Deadpool), James Robinson (Fantastic Four), Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers), Phil Noto (Black Widow), Nick Spencer (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Ales Kot, G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) and Charles Soule (She-Hulk, Inhumans).

"Could any of you have imagined a year ago that you lived in a Marvel Universe where Thor was a woman, Captain America was African American, Tony Stark was a bonafide bad guy, Wolverine was dead - at least on Wednesday Wolverine was dead - and Rocket Raccoon is arguably the most popular superhero in the world?" Alonso said. "It's a good time to have my job."

The EIC then went on to talk about the plethora of different books at the publishing house by saying:

“At Marvel we only have one rule -- there's no rules. Our jobs is to find the best writers and artists, find the best stories for them to work, and get out of the way to let them do what they do."

Alonso then shifted to some of Marvel Comics’ announcements with Hawkeye being the first up. Matt Fraction and David Aja’s run is coming to an end but volume 2 will helmed by a brand new creative team; Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez.

"It's an impossible act to follow. Matt and David set the bar to putting a personal point of view to a superhero comic," Lemire said, joining the panel after he was announced on the award-winning book. "I think it's a high water mark for modern comics. I cannot hope to replicate their success, but I can hope that I can tell my story as best I can... I'm really, really proud of what we're doing."

Alonso joked how he approached Lemire -- known for his DC Comics work on Sweet Tooth, Green Arrow and Animal Man -- via phone call and pitched the idea to him prefacing the conversation with “you can hang up the phone if you want, but hear me out.”

The Fantastic Four was up next with writer James Robinson taking point. Alonso and Robinson confirmed the book will be coming to an end with a story titled ‘The End is FOURever.’ The final FF story begins Jan. 2015 with issue number 642.

Robinson told the audience that he would be putting the team through a lot of trials but that he is getting the team back together -- and even in their original blue uniforms. He also promised that every character important in the lives of the FF will be in the final story and be represented.

Charles Soule was the next creator to talk about his projects, particularly She-Hulk and Death of Wolverine.  He said he was very pleased at the support She-Hulk was getting from the readers And regarding Death of Wolverine, the series will end on Wednesday, Oct. 15 but the last five pages are ‘an enormous gut punch.’

Ales Kot was next to talk about his new book, Bucky Barnes: Winter Soldier. The writer of Image Comics’ Zero thanked the readers who bought the first issue -- in stores now -- saying “the last thing I wanted to do was give you something you already read.”

He went on to say that Marvel ‘mandate’ was to give the book a different feel and they approached him about the book, and having Bucky take over Nick Fury’s job in the Marvel Universe but in space they asked “What can you do with that?” Which Kot answered, “Ummm everything?”

Nick Spencer was next on the mic as Axel Alonso was proud to announce a new ongoing series, Ant-Man. Spencer is to write and Ramon Rosanas to be on art. Spencer made sure to say that this is a Scott Lang story -- to be in conjunction with the upcoming movie starring Paul Rudd, which Spencer mentioned.

“It’s a new city, new job but Scott is going to get in a lot of trouble,” Spencer said.

The writer said that if you liked his voice in Superior Foes or Cloak and Dagger, you’ll enjoy this book.

The next spotlight was on G. Willow Wilson and her breakout hit, Ms. Marvel which garnered an enormous ovation from the crowd.

“It’s extremely gratifying to that this book connects with me and the readers,” Alonso said before giving the floor to Wilson.

"We were thinking that we could have done this same book, panel for panel, 10 years ago, and we would not have found the audience that we did, so thank you for that," Wilson said.

The ongoing series, Black Widow was up next with artist Phil Noto getting the opportunity to talk about Ms. Romanov.

"It was an artist's dream to work on this book," Noto said.

Noto was admittedly wary about the book and if it there would be an audience for it, so he thanked readers for supporting the book. "I'm going to stay on until the train crashes on the tracks."

Before they went on to the next creator, Alonso announced that Feb. 2015 would feature some Phil Noto variant covers for 20 of the ongoing Marvel books -- some of the covers shown were for Inhumans, All-New X-Men and Rocket Raccoon.

Gerry Duggan’s Deadpool was next and he was thrilled to be able to revitalize the character and that the audience has taken to his book. The team is already working on issue #45.

"We're finding new ways to hurt him, and you seem to like it, so hats off to you." Duggan concluded.

The already announced new ongoing series, Angela: Assassin of Asgard was the next spotlighted book as Kieron Gillen took the mic to a thunderous applause. The book is coming out Dec. 2014.

Gillen described the new book as the series that will define her character and how she fits in the Marvel Universe. "Asgardian Black Widow is kind of how I phrased it -- she exists in the same liminal space," Gillen said.

The panel opened up to a quick Q&A to the audience. The first question was in regards to diversity and how Marvel has paved the way for more diversity in comic books.

"I think we try to tell good stories and see where we land," Alonso said. "You don't force it - you wait until you get the story. Kamala Khan resonates with people because we all relate to that story."

Charles Soule believes that Marvel Comics mirrors the outside world and it’s only natural that their comics reflect that.

Another fan asked about Isaiah Bradley, now that Sam Wilson is the new Captain America. Alonso said there had been discussions, but nothing is planned yet.

An audience member asked what was in store for Hank Pym. Alonso said that there were plans in store for him - "But he ain't Ant-Man."

"There's a lot of legacy to that helmet," Spencer added. "You'll see some familiar faces."

A fan asked if there were any other books that Marvel was planning on cancelling, in addition to Fantastic Four. "As you may have heard, we're killing the X-Men franchise," Alonso joked. "It's not making enough money."

"We like to bend things like taffy and break things like eggs," referring to the new female Thor, Sam Wilson as Captain America and the new Ms. Marvel. "We're not afraid to take chances."

An audience member asked about what new young characters the panel would like to create. "Nova is a new young Marvel character, and I read that to my son," Duggan said. Soule mentioned his new characters in Inhuman, as well. Gillen said that he would love to have a Miss America book. Spencer said that he was able to bring in the Next Avengers team in Avengers World.

A fan asked what was in store for Sabretooth following the death of Wolverine. Soule said that Sabretooth will be going up against X-23, Mystique, Daken and more in Wolverines.

A young Jersey City resident thanked Wilson for portraying the city as a positive place -- without the “drugs and violence.” But was curious as to why she picked Jersey City as Ms. Marvel’s hometown.

"It's incredibly diverse, it has a thriving Pakistani community," she said. "It's also right across the river from Manhattan, which is the hub of the Marvel Universe -- she would have seen Captain Marvel saving someone, seeing all these heroes on the cover of the New York Times... she's kind of the front line when it comes to Jersey."

"I was born in Jersey, too," she added. "So it was time to represent."Sunday, Marvel Comics’ Editor-in-chief, Axel Alonso held the ‘inaugural’ AXEL In Charge panel at New York Comic-Con 2014 to a packed crowd of Marvel fans waiting to hear some of the biggest news coming out of the publisher.

On stage with Alonso was a bevy of comic book creators like Gerry Duggan (writer on Deadpool), James Robinson (Fantastic Four), Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers), Phil Noto (Black Widow), Nick Spencer (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Ales Kot, G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) and Charles Soule (She-Hulk, Inhumans).

"Could any of you have imagined a year ago that you lived in a Marvel Universe where Thor was a woman, Captain America was African American, Tony Stark was a bonafide bad guy, Wolverine was dead - at least on Wednesday Wolverine was dead - and Rocket Raccoon is arguably the most popular superhero in the world?" Alonso said. "It's a good time to have my job."

The EIC then went on to talk about the plethora of different books at the publishing house by saying:

“At Marvel we only have one rule -- there's no rules. Our jobs is to find the best writers and artists, find the best stories for them to work, and get out of the way to let them do what they do."

Alonso then shifted to some of Marvel Comics’ announcements with Hawkeye being the first up. Matt Fraction and David Aja’s run is coming to an end but volume 2 will helmed by a brand new creative team; Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez.

"It's an impossible act to follow. Matt and David set the bar to putting a personal point of view to a superhero comic," Lemire said, joining the panel after he was announced on the award-winning book. "I think it's a high water mark for modern comics. I cannot hope to replicate their success, but I can hope that I can tell my story as best I can... I'm really, really proud of what we're doing."

Alonso joked how he approached Lemire -- known for his DC Comics work on Sweet Tooth, Green Arrow and Animal Man -- via phone call and pitched the idea to him prefacing the conversation with “you can hang up the phone if you want, but hear me out.”

The Fantastic Four was up next with writer James Robinson taking point. Alonso and Robinson confirmed the book will be coming to an end with a story titled ‘The End is FOURever.’ The final FF story begins Jan. 2015 with issue number 642.

Robinson told the audience that he would be putting the team through a lot of trials but that he is getting the team back together -- and even in their original blue uniforms. He also promised that every character important in the lives of the FF will be in the final story and be represented.

Charles Soule was the next creator to talk about his projects, particularly She-Hulk and Death of Wolverine.  He said he was very pleased at the support She-Hulk was getting from the readers And regarding Death of Wolverine, the series will end on Wednesday, Oct. 15 but the last five pages are ‘an enormous gut punch.’

Ales Kot was next to talk about his new book, Bucky Barnes: Winter Soldier. The writer of Image Comics’ Zero thanked the readers who bought the first issue -- in stores now -- saying “the last thing I wanted to do was give you something you already read.”

He went on to say that Marvel ‘mandate’ was to give the book a different feel and they approached him about the book, and having Bucky take over Nick Fury’s job in the Marvel Universe but in space they asked “What can you do with that?” Which Kot answered, “Ummm everything?”

Nick Spencer was next on the mic as Axel Alonso was proud to announce a new ongoing series, Ant-Man. Spencer is to write and Ramon Rosanas to be on art. Spencer made sure to say that this is a Scott Lang story -- to be in conjunction with the upcoming movie starring Paul Rudd, which Spencer mentioned.

“It’s a new city, new job but Scott is going to get in a lot of trouble,” Spencer said.

The writer said that if you liked his voice in Superior Foes or Cloak and Dagger, you’ll enjoy this book.

The next spotlight was on G. Willow Wilson and her breakout hit, Ms. Marvel which garnered an enormous ovation from the crowd.

“It’s extremely gratifying to that this book connects with me and the readers,” Alonso said before giving the floor to Wilson.

"We were thinking that we could have done this same book, panel for panel, 10 years ago, and we would not have found the audience that we did, so thank you for that," Wilson said.

The ongoing series, Black Widow was up next with artist Phil Noto getting the opportunity to talk about Ms. Romanov.

"It was an artist's dream to work on this book," Noto said.

Noto was admittedly wary about the book and if it there would be an audience for it, so he thanked readers for supporting the book. "I'm going to stay on until the train crashes on the tracks."

Before they went on to the next creator, Alonso announced that Feb. 2015 would feature some Phil Noto variant covers for 20 of the ongoing Marvel books -- some of the covers shown were for Inhumans, All-New X-Men and Rocket Raccoon.

Gerry Duggan’s Deadpool was next and he was thrilled to be able to revitalize the character and that the audience has taken to his book. The team is already working on issue #45.

"We're finding new ways to hurt him, and you seem to like it, so hats off to you." Duggan concluded.

The already announced new ongoing series, Angela: Assassin of Asgard was the next spotlighted book as Kieron Gillen took the mic to a thunderous applause. The book is coming out Dec. 2014.

Gillen described the new book as the series that will define her character and how she fits in the Marvel Universe. "Asgardian Black Widow is kind of how I phrased it -- she exists in the same liminal space," Gillen said.

The panel opened up to a quick Q&A to the audience. The first question was in regards to diversity and how Marvel has paved the way for more diversity in comic books.

"I think we try to tell good stories and see where we land," Alonso said. "You don't force it - you wait until you get the story. Kamala Khan resonates with people because we all relate to that story."

Charles Soule believes that Marvel Comics mirrors the outside world and it’s only natural that their comics reflect that.

Another fan asked about Isaiah Bradley, now that Sam Wilson is the new Captain America. Alonso said there had been discussions, but nothing is planned yet.

An audience member asked what was in store for Hank Pym. Alonso said that there were plans in store for him - "But he ain't Ant-Man."

"There's a lot of legacy to that helmet," Spencer added. "You'll see some familiar faces."

A fan asked if there were any other books that Marvel was planning on cancelling, in addition to Fantastic Four. "As you may have heard, we're killing the X-Men franchise," Alonso joked. "It's not making enough money."

"We like to bend things like taffy and break things like eggs," referring to the new female Thor, Sam Wilson as Captain America and the new Ms. Marvel. "We're not afraid to take chances."

An audience member asked about what new young characters the panel would like to create. "Nova is a new young Marvel character, and I read that to my son," Duggan said. Soule mentioned his new characters in Inhuman, as well. Gillen said that he would love to have a Miss America book. Spencer said that he was able to bring in the Next Avengers team in Avengers World.

A fan asked what was in store for Sabretooth following the death of Wolverine. Soule said that Sabretooth will be going up against X-23, Mystique, Daken and more in Wolverines.

A young Jersey City resident thanked Wilson for portraying the city as a positive place -- without the “drugs and violence.” But was curious as to why she picked Jersey City as Ms. Marvel’s hometown.

"It's incredibly diverse, it has a thriving Pakistani community," she said. "It's also right across the river from Manhattan, which is the hub of the Marvel Universe -- she would have seen Captain Marvel saving someone, seeing all these heroes on the cover of the New York Times... she's kind of the front line when it comes to Jersey."

"I was born in Jersey, too," she added. "So it was time to represent."