The next phase of Marvel Comics kicks off in October with Marvel NOW!, and as teased at Comic-Con International 2012 the publisher will continue its Point One initiative even as it reshapes its entire line. Today, Marvel has provided CBR News with an exclusive teaser image for “Marvel NOW!” Point One illustrated by Adi Granov, featuring Marcus Johnson, AKA Nick Fury, Jr., tossing five dossiers at the reader. Four of them have questions marks, but the fifth shows an image of the mutant known as Cable. Marvel will presumably unveil which other characters Johnson has been keeping tabs on and who will “shape the Marvel Universe,” as teased in the previous Marvel NOW! teaser.
[UPDATED: A previous version of this story showed only the teaser released at Comic-Con International.]
Marvel also released the following solicitation text for the Point One issue, revealing key creators in the NOW! initiative:
Official Press Release
MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, MATT FRACTION, JEPH LOEB, NICK SPENCER, KIERON GILLEN, DENNIS HOPELESS
Art by MICHAEL ALLRED, ED MCGUINNESS, STEVE MCNIVEN, JAMIE MCKELVIE, SALVADOR LARROCA and MORE!
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
Sketch Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
THE FUTURE OF MARVEL IS NOW!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99