One of the staples of Marvel’s 1970s/1980s comic line will return in April, as the publisher has announced plans to reboot Marvel Team-Up.
Written by Eve Ewing with art by Joey Vazquez, the first arc of the new ongoing series will feature a team-up between Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man. Ewing and Vazquez are also working together on a Ms. Marvel story that will be included in Ms. Marvel #38.
“I don’t want to reveal too much, but my goal with the story is to have maximum fun with two characters that are both really sweet and really cool people who are fan favorites (and faves of mine), and to put them both in some delightful awkward and uncomfortable situations where they have to stretch to the limits of their abilities,” Ewing told The Chicago Tribune.
For those who aren’t familiar, Marvel Team-Up originally launched in 1972, and as the name implies, featured two characters teaming up for an adventure. Most of the run featured Spider-Man teaming up with the likes of the Human Torch, Thor, Daredevil, the X-Men and even Saturday Night Live’s Not Ready For Prime Time Players, although a few issues didn’t include Spider-Man. Eventually the series was cancelled and replaced by another solo Spider-Man title, Web of Spider-Man. The concept has been tried again since then, but none of the relaunch attempts lasted for long.
“It’s been wonderful to watch Eve grow as a comics writer, with each one of her Ironheart scripts being better than the next,” said C.B. Cebulski, editor in chief of Marvel. “With her ability to not only capture the feel of the Marvel universe, but to make her characters move so naturally through it with their actions and dialogue, we knew it was only a matter of time before she was writing more for us. With Marvel Team-Up, Eve will be able to play with different characters and lend her voice to our heroes’ relationships, both old and new.”