Fans of 1994’s Marvels miniseries were treated to big news Saturday at New York Comic Con as Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski revealed its creative team, writer Kurt Busiek and artist Alex Ross, would be returning to the publisher for a few projects next year, which marks the 25th anniversary of the critically acclaimed book.
“It’s the 25th anniversary of Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ Marvels. We are happy to announce Kurt and Alex will be back next year to curate and assort all sorts of Marvel projects,” Cebulski told the audience at the Marvel: Next Big Thing Panel. “We can’t talk about them yet,” he added.
Executive editor Tom Breevort also revealed there would be Marvels 25th anniversary Alex Ross variant covers for fans who fell in love with the four-issue series 24 years ago.
Set in the 1939 to 1974 time period, Marvels examined the Marvel Universe from the perspective of the folks on the ground, via news photographer Phil Sheldon. The street-level series portrayed how ordinary lives played out in a world full of superheroes, with each issue placing the spotlight on how mankind reacted to popular Marvel comic book events.
While the mystery remains as to what Busiek and Ross will be mapping out, if these new projects are anything as good as Marvels, it’s safe to say the publisher will have another winner on its hands.
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