Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Tuesday's Headlines | Kurt Busiek's The Marvel Project on Schedule


Marvel Comics has put The Marvels, billed as "one of the most sprawling series ever to hit the Marvel Universe," on track for release in April. First announced in February 2020, The Marvels was delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which put the majority of the comic industry on hold through the spring of last year.

Written by Kurt Busiek with art from Yildiray Cinar and covers from Alex Ross, The Marvels will tell superheroic stories from across Marvel's 80+plus years of continuity – including the introduction of totally new characters alongside some of the publisher's most well-known heroes.

"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 stated back in February 2020, at the time of The Marvels' original announcement. "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."