It doesn't arrive until August, but Marvel Comics' "Generations" is already getting fans talking, as they wonder what the series means for their favorite heroes, and how the ten-issue storyline will be released.
Today, Marvel clarified the latter part of that question, explaining exactly how the story will be packaged. Rather than an event that crosses over from one series to another, "Generations" is a ten-issue maxi-series, with each chapter tackled by a different creative team.
“Marvel’s greatest icons return to the page this August, paired with the next generation of the Marvel Universe,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said in a statement. “However, do all our heroes emerge from GENERATIONS as they entered, or become something greater? If you want to know where Marvel is headed in the future, you don’t want to miss GENERATIONS.”
Check out the series' creative team breakdown and issue titles, along with Marvel's full press release, below.
Generations: The Best starring Wolverine and All-New WolverineWritten by Tom TaylorArt by Ramon Rosanas
Generations: The Americas starring Steve Rogers: Captain America and Sam Wilson: Captain AmericaWritten by Nick SpencerArt by Paul Renaud
Generations: The Bravest starring Captain Mar-Vell and Captain MarvelWritten by Margie StohlArt by Brent Schoonover
Generations: The Thunder starring The Mighty Thor and The Unworthy ThorWritten by Jason AaronArt by Mahmud Asrar
Generations: The Strongest starring Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome HulkWritten by Greg Pak
Generations: The Archers starring Hawkeyes, Clint Barton and Kate BishopWritten by Kelly Thompson
vGenerations: The Iron starring Iron Man and IronheartWritten by Brian Michael BendisArt by Marco Rudy
Generations: The Marvels starring Captain Marvel and Ms. MarvelWritten by G. Willow Wilson
Generations: The Spiders starring Peter Parker: Spider-Man and Miles Morales: Spider-ManWritten by Brian Michael BendisArt by Ramon Perez
Generations: The Phoenix starring The Phoenix and Jean GreyWritten by Cullen Bunn
Once upon a time, a kid from New York City picked up a shield and charged into battle…a prodigal son lifted a sacred hammer and proved himself worthy…and an arrogant genius forged an armor that would harness his true potential. Together, they became some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and ushered in the Age of Marvels! Today, Marvel Comics is proud to present an exciting new series, done in the mighty Marvel manner uniting Marvel’s iconic heroes with their modern-day torchbearers for a fun and fast-paced adventure fans have been waiting for! This August, prepare for Marvel’s GENERATIONS!
GENERATIONS brings together Miles Morales and Peter Parker, Laura Kinney and Logan, Amadeus Cho and Bruce Banner, plus more, and illuminates the path that all these heroes will take into the future for a thrilling quest unlike anything seen in the Marvel Universe before.
A colossal collaboration of today’s greatest creators, Marvel’s GENERATIONS continues the evolution of the Marvel Universe as the new class of heroes stand shoulder to shoulder with those who have trail blazed their legacy.
“Marvel’s greatest icons return to the page this August, paired with the next generation of the Marvel Universe,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “However, do all our heroes emerge from GENERATIONS as they entered, or become something greater? If you want to know where Marvel is headed in the future, you don’t want to miss GENERATIONS.”
Running August to September, this 10-issue maxi-series put to the test in this universe-wide team-up that will shed light on the most pressing questions about the future of the Marvel Universe, and the fate of everyone’s favorite heroes.