During Comic-Con International at San Diego, Marvel announced plans for a relaunch of Marvel Knights in 2018 in honor of the 20th anniversary of the line of comics that changed Marvel forever.
However, it turns out that the relaunch plan was for a miniseries rather than a new line of comics. Donny Cates will still be the “showrunner” of the project, but it will be contained in the pages of a six-issue series.
Marvel also released some Joe Quesada artwork celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the comic book line, which originated as Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti’s Event Comics taking control of a handful of titles. The success of the line ultimately led not only to Quesada becoming the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, but for Quesada’s successor as Marvel Knights line editor, Axel Alonso, to also follow Quesada as Editor-in-Chief of Marvel.
Cates will be showrunning the series, which will feature writing work from Matthew Rosenberg, Tini Howard, and Vita Ayala. It will feature Daredevil, the Punisher, Black Panther, Elektra, and other heroes as the try to figure out a mystery that might affect the entire Marvel Universe!
The first issue will be drawn by Travel Foreman and the second issue will be drawn by Niko Henrichon. The covers for the series will be handled by Geoff Shaw, with Jae Lee (artist on one of the original Marvel Knights series, The Inhumans) providing variant covers for the series.
There will also be a variant cover theme month (similar to this month’s “Return of the Fantastic Four” variant covers), with art from superstar artists like J.G. Jones, John Cassaday and Terry Dodson.
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