With their 80th anniversary coming up next year, Marvel is reviving two titles in January — the anthology Marvel Comics Presents, and Invaders by Chip Zdarsky, Carlos Magno and Butch Guice.
Marvel Comics Presents ran as a bi-weekly anthology series from 1988 until 1995. Some of the highlights of the original run included the first published work of Scott Lobdell (including a clever story about Reed and Sue Richards living in the suburbs); Barry Windsor Smith’s “Weapon X” serial, one of the first stories to detail Wolverine’s origins; and the first appearances of characters like Cyber, Damage Control and Nth Man. There was also a very wonderful Colossus story, Colossus: God’s Country, written by Ann Nocenti. The series returned in 2007 for a 12-issue run.
The new volume will feature the works of Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Ann Nocenti, Tomm Coker and Paulo Siqueira, telling stories about Namor, Captain America and of course Wolverine, who appeared in many issues of the first volume.
Zdarsky shared more about Invaders on Twitter:
Carlos is doing the modern parts and Butch is illustrating the WW2 parts. Cap and Namor are two of my all-time favourite characters, so getting to write them going head-to-head AND fighting together is a dream come true.
— Chip Zdarsky, OK? (@zdarsky) October 5, 2018
The World War II era team (who actually made their debut in 1969) has had a few different revivals in the recent past, including the most recent run written by James Robinson. The comic will will see Captain America, Bucky and Jim Hammond facing Namor down as the Sub-Mariner tries to unleash a new deadly threat.