Marvel Adds A Sprawling Series To Its Summer Line-Up With The Marvels

Credit: Alex Ross/Marvel

Marvel is adding a brand new series spun off from a beloved book to its summer line-up.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Marvels will spin-off from 1994’s miniseries Marvels. Written by Kurt Busiek (Avengers), who penned the original miniseries, the series promises to be “the most sprawling series to ever hit the Marvel Universe”. It will be an ongoing series.

Talking with, Busiek said, “It’s not a team. 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.”

It definitely sounds like it would be an epic series. The original book, which was made into a podcast, focused on a singular family during the changes hitting the world of Marvel.

The Marvels will be illustrated by Yildiray Cinar (Superior Iron Man) with Alex Ross, who did the art in the original miniseries, doing cover art and character designs.

On Cinar’s participation, Busiek said, “We knew we needed someone who could draw whatever part of Marvel we threw at him, from gritty mean-streets stuff for a Punisher scene to hi-tech Super Heroes with the Avengers to cosmic oddities and ancient history and more. And Yıldıray can do all that and make it feel spectacular and active and human and quirky, all at once… Having Alex and Yildiray both involved give me a lot of confidence that wherever the stories go, we’re in very good hands.”

The Marvels will release its first issue in May 2020.

Bec Heim

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