To mark the 25th anniversary of the landmark series Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross, Marvel Comics has already given us Marvels Epilogue and the massive Marvels Monster-Sized Edition hardcover.
Now comes news of a new 2020 series: Marvels Snapshots.
According to Marvel.com, “industry legend Kurt Busiek will bring together incredible creative teams for eight standalone, double-sized issues showcasing Marvel’s most beloved characters from the Golden Age to today.” Alex Ross will provide painted covers for the series.
The first issue will be the World War 2-set Sub-Mariner: Marvels Snapshot #1 written by Alan Brennert and illustrated by Jerry Ordway. According to Brennert:
“I can honestly say that I enjoyed working on this story more than any comics story I’ve done in years. I grew up reading (and loving) Marvel’s Golden Age heroes in the 1960s, in reprints in FANTASY MASTERPIECES. But I never thought I’d have a shot at writing them—especially the All-Winners Squad!—and I’m grateful to Kurt Busiek and Tom Brevoort for providing me the opportunity, and to Jerry Ordway for bringing it all to glorious life.”
Editor Breevort adds:
“The MARVELS SNAPSHOTS books will provide a different perspective on moments throughout Marvel history while also giving a wide range of talent, many of whom are new to Marvel, to play in our sandbox under the expert watch of Kurt Busiek.”
The remaining books in the series — and their respective creative teams — are yet to be announced. Head over to Marvel.com to read the full press release; Marvels Snapshots arrives in comic stores March 2020.
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