News From the #SpoilerVerse – Kurt Busiek’s interview with Marvel.com and many new series
COVERS REVEALED FOR MARVEL’S TWO FREE COMIC BOOK DAY TITLES!
Readers will get a chance to dive into some of Marvel’s most exciting titles on this year’s Free Comic Book Day. Marvel will put out two Free Comic Book Day titles, each containing two separate stories. Longtime readers as well as newcomers will be delighted to see our most popular characters from the X-Men to Spider-Man in extraordinary tales by our most acclaimed creators!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: X-MEN will feature a brand new X-Men story by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz. The second story will also foreshadow an upcoming epic tale by Tom Taylor and Iban Coello.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM will provide two exciting tales connected to the coming major storylines in Venom, Amazing Spider-Man and Black Cat from top creators Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, Jed MacKay, and Patrick Gleason and more!
The FF Faceoff With Mutantkind in a limited-time Digital Director’s Cut of X-Men/Fantastic Four #1!
The line in the sand has been drawn! The seeds were planted in the pages of HOUSE OF X and now a battle blooms! Every mutant on Earth lives on Krakoa…except one. Franklin, the son of Reed and Sue Richards of the Fantastic Four, has a life-altering decision to make. Does he choose to stay with his Fantastic Four family or will he opt to live amongst his fellow mutants on the X-Men nation of Krakoa? Chip Zdarsky and Terry Dodson deliver X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR #1 that will write a new chapter in the X-Men and FF’s adversarial history! And, for a limited time, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at this monumental issue!
GWEN TEAMS UP WITH THE STRANGEST TEENS OF ALL IN GWEN STACY #4!
Before she met Spidey, Gwen Stacy’s no-quit attitude and nose for trouble was already landing her in dangerous situations. See what happens when she runs afoul of villains like Crime Master, Kingpin, and even the Green Goblin. If it sounds like Gwen bit off more than she can chew, don’t worry— she’ll have super hero help! Coming in May GWEN STACY #4 when she teams up with the Silver Age’s strangest teens, the original X-Men!
The amazing adventures of Gwen Stacy kick off next week when Christos Gage and Todd Nauck’s GWEN STACY #1 hits stands! In her first ever-series, readers will learn the never-before told origin of one of Marvel’s most beloved characters.
NOTHING CAN STOP THE JUGGERNAUT IN NEW SERIES FROM FABIAN NICIEZA!
Announced in an exclusive interview with IGN, Fabian Nicieza will be launching a new Juggernaut series this May with artist Ron Garney! Amidst all the smashing, Juggernaut will be trying to find his new place in the Marvel Universe and the series will explore his outlook towards mutantkind’s new status quo that Jonathan Hickman introduced last year in HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X.
“That basically instigates the entire story. Having been X and lost, what does Cain become now? After years of back and forth and madness and sadness, he had become a member in good standing of the X-Men, and then while he’s away dancing in Limbo, mutantkind gets everything they could have ever hoped for… and Cain can’t be a part of that,” Nicieza told IGN. “How he reacts to that rejection becomes the exploration of who he is going to become without the one thing that — for good and bad — has defined him for most of his life.”
READY OR ‘NAUT, HERE HE COMES! A mystic gem. A force of overwhelming power. Nothing can stop the Juggernaut. Except himself. Another building falls. Renowned X-scribe Fabian Nicieza and celebrated artist Ron Garney team up to take Juggernaut in a new bold new direction!
THE MARVELS BY KURT BUSIEK COMING THIS MAY!
“Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime.” That’s how acclaimed writer Kurt Busiek describes his new ongoing series, THE MARVELS. Alongside artists Yildiray Cinar and Alex Ross, MARVELS will be the most sprawling series ever to hit the Marvel Universe! This expansive series will feature everyone from the Marvel Universe’s first heroes to its latest superstars.
Kurt Busiek’s Marvel.com Interview
“The whole idea of THE MARVELS is to be able to use the whole Marvel Universe — not just all the characters in it, but all the history of it. The sweeping scope of the whole thing,” Busiek said in an interview with marvel.com. “Big stuff can happen in the Marvel Universe, but we usually see it confined largely to the Avengers in AVENGERS, to the FF in FANTASTIC FOUR, and so on. THE MARVELS is intended as a freewheeling book that can go anywhere, do anything, use anyone. It’s a smorgasbord of Marvel heroes and history, it’s not a team, and most importantly it’s a concept, or a universe, depending on how you look at it.
THE MARVELS features the marvels — all the many and varied characters of the Marvel Universe. The heroes, the villains, the oddities — all of it. There’ll be popular characters of today, there’ll be obscure characters from long ago — heck, there’ll be story threads that take place in the past, or possibly the future. We’re not limited to just the present. And there’ll be new characters, too, from the street-level to the cosmic. There are three new marvels in the first issue, although a couple of them are only seen for a panel or so. But we’ll get back to them. I’d say “the sky’s the limit,” except in the Marvel Universe, there’s a lot going on beyond that sky. And it’s all open to us.”
Kurt Busiek (MARVELS, Astro City) is back, with the biggest, wildest, most sprawling series ever to hit the Marvel Universe, telling stories that span the decades and range from cosmic adventure to intense human drama, from the street-level to the cosmic, starring literally anyone from Marvel’s very first heroes to the superstars of tomorrow. This first issue includes an invasion from orbit, a picnic in Prospect Park, super hero sightseeing in Manhattan, the All-Winners Squad in 1947, Reed Richards during his time in military intelligence, cosmic beings beyond space and time— and that’s only for starters.
ITS AN BRUTAL SHOWDOWN BETWEEN FRIENDS IN OLIVIER COIPEL’S THOR #4 COVER!
Writer Donny Cates and artist Nic Klein’s critically acclaimed run on THOR continues next month as the crushing weight of Thor’s new responsibilities as King of Asgard AND Herald of Galactus lead to him facing off against one of his most trusted allies, Sif. Get your first look at this intense brawl in Olivier Coipel’s cover below. Plus, in this issue readers will finally meet the terrifying cosmic threat that has caused Thor to embark on his latest legendary quest… That’s right, the universe-destroying Black Winter has arrived!
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