In a move that we can only presume is tied to Marvel's upcoming television and movie plans, the publisher has announced the addition of some of its Season One graphic novels to the Marvel Unlimited digital library -- specifically, Ant-Man, Daredevil and Doctor Strange.
Launching in 2012 with Fantastic Four: Season One, the line features current creators retelling, and expanding, the origins stories of some of Marvel's most popular characters. Neither Fantastic Four nor Season One titles devoted to the X-Men, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, the Hulk and Thor are mentioned in the announcement.
Ant-Man: Season One is by Tom DeFalco and by Horacio Domingues, Daredevil: Season One by Antony Johnston and Wellinton Alves, and Doctor Strange: Season One by Greg Pak and Emma Rios.
Marvel's television division stole New York Comic Con over the weekend with its presentation for Daredevil, the 13-episode crime drama debuting next year on Netflix. Director Peyton Reed is currently shooting Marvel Studios' long-developing Ant-Man film, starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly, while it seems every Hollywood actor between the ages of 33 and 43 is rumored to be in the running to play Doctor Strange in director Scott Derrickson's adaptation.
Marvel Unlimited allows subscribers to access more than 15,000 classic and newer comics, dating from the Golden Age to about six months ago.