Official Press Release
The proud “father” of Marvel Knights, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, is thrilled with the continued success and future of the imprint he helped shape. “Marvel Knights is the showcase for ‘evergreen events’ — self-contained limited series that think outside the box, that challenge readers to re-think their favorite Marvel characters and re-evaluate the legends that surround them. In other words, Marvel Knights will be a place for top talent to work without constraints, and deliver the kind of product fans deserve!”
Executive Editor and Marvel Knights’ “god-father” Axel Alonso sheds light on this new development. “These stand alone stories won’t just challenge readers to re-think their favorite Marvel legends. Oftentimes, we’ll focus on characters that are off the beaten path-boiling these archetypes down to their cores. We want to build on the tradition of limited series like Ennis and Crain’s GHOST RIDER, Frank Cho’s SHANNA, THE SHE-DEVIL and Rodi and Ribic’s LOKI — each of which offered very distinct visions for Marvel characters, and each of which — judging by sales numbers — were embraced by fandom.”
The mini-series that will define Marvel Knights for the future include the upcoming FURY: PEACEMAKER (Issue #1 – DEC051990) by Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson, the previously announced SILVER SURFER: REQUEIM by J. Michael Straczynski & Esad Ribic (set for early 2007), and the follow-up to the red-hot GHOST RIDER mini-series SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE by Garth Ennis & Clayton Crain. Also slated for Knight-hood is a chilling tale of Peter Parker’s future entitled THE SPIDER by Kaare Andrews. Look for these and more throughout 2006 and into 2007!
BLACK PANTHER #14 (JAN062011), the first issue of the “Bride of the Panther” arc, which will see the union of Black Panther and the X-Men’s Storm.
DAREDEVIL #82 (DEC051984), which finds Daredevil’s fate at the mercy of some of his most feared villains, and masterfully crafted by Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark!
MOON KNIGHT #1, a new on-going which re-establishes the wildly popular, and unpredictable, character back in the Marvel Universe by crime-fiction author Charlie Huston and David (New Avengers) Finch
SQUADRON SUPREME #1 (JAN062014), will relaunch in March as the team is formed and stands as their Universe’s last line of defense-if they don’t kill each other or their own world first!
Two books will also see a name change due to their move to the Marvel Universe.
MARVEL KNIGHTS FOUR will become FOUR with issue 28 (JAN0620090).
MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN becomes SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN with issue 23 (DEC051976), as Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Angel Medina take the helm of that title
2006 is the year to watch for the Marvel Universe, and Marvel Knights is no exception. Look for more ground-breaking, buzz-worthy series as the year progresses!