Kurt Busiek’s known for his work on a lot of different comics, from Avengers to Arrowsmith, but his latest project seems to marry the themes from two of his past projects: Marvels and Astro City.
The Marvels, which will feature artwork by Yildiray Cinar, will tell “stories that span decades and range from grand adventure to intense human drama, from street-level to cosmic, starring Marvel’s very first heroes to the superstars of tomorrow,” according to Marvel.com.
“The whole idea of The Marvels is to be able to use the whole Marvel Universe—not just all the characters in it, but all the history of it,” Busiek said. “The sweeping scope of the whole thing. I think I described it to Tom Brevoort as something like a Tom Clancy thriller, in that there would be multiple threads of story going on, and those threads could come together and split apart again, or maybe never even meet—there could be characters involved in a story that do something important but never meet the other characters in the story, which will very much be the case in the opening storyline, at least.”
While the first arc will be a big story spanning several eras of Marvel, and will include Avengers, FF members, X-characters and even brand new characters, he added that he’d also like to focus on smaller stories, like “how M.O.D.O.K. spends a Saturday night.”
Look for the first issue in May.