A month ago, Marvel released a teaser image for a project called Generations. One simple tweet of Alex Ross’ beautiful art accompanied by “Coming Summer 2017.” After a month of speculation, Generations‘ details and writers have been revealed. The news broke earlier today through ABC News.
Each legacy hero will be paired with their newer counterpart. These ten stories will be written by familiar names to fans of each character. Below is the list of characters and corresponding writers.
-Iron Man (Tony Stark and Riri Williams) – written by Brian Michael Bendis
-Spider-Man (Peter Parker and Miles Morales) – Brian Michael Bendis
-Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan) – G. Willow Wilson
-Thor (Odinson and Jane Foster) – Jason Aaron
-Hawkeye (Clint Barton and Kate Bishop) – Kelly Thompson
-Hulk (Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho) – Greg Pak
-Jean Grey (young and older) – Dennis Hopeless
-Wolverine (Logan and X23) – Tom Taylor
-Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers) – Margie Stohl
-Captain America (Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson) – Nick Spencer
ABC News spoke to Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso to answer some of the questions fans most likely have. The first concerning how this is possible given how many dead heroes are on this list.
“How did we do this is part of the fun,” he said. “Right now, Rogers isn’t much of a good guy. Why would Sam want to team up with him? Banner’s dead! Logan’s dead! These are questions that demand to be seen. What I will tell you is we have an ingenious device [to bring them back].”
Hold on there Marvel, we’ll let you know how “ingenious” this device may or may not be. I’m sure you thought Civil War II was brilliant at first too. He went on to reassure fans that this won’t be a cheap alternate timeline either.
“These stories do happen, they really count. They really matter. This isn’t some alternate reality story or some time-travel story,” Alonso explained.
Generations will kick off in July and run through September. That’s the same time as the Secret Empire event that will be consuming Marvel. This ruins the fan theory that Marvel may be following DC’s footsteps, using the mystery event as their own Rebirth.
The biggest takeaway from this announcement is confirming the return of beloved fallen heroes in some capacity. Hulk, Wolverine, Jean Grey, and Mar-Vell are all very dead. Steve Rogers is currently a Hydra agent. It’ll be interesting to see how that pans out now knowing that this will be coming out during Secret Empire.
Thor Odinson is unworthy, Ms. Marvel and Carol Danvers aren’t getting along, there is plenty of drama to address on top of resurrecting dead characters. Despite not being what some of us were hoping for, Generations sounds interesting. Stay tuned for more news as we inch closer to Marvel’s next era.
What say you? Is this what you were hoping for? Are you excited about Generations? Let us know in the comments below!