It is nearly hard to believe that nearly 25 years has passed since the release of Marvels. Much like with Marvel Comics’ eightieth anniversary happening next year, it is making a comeback. The huge news was dropped that last weekend’s New York Comic Con.
1994’s Marvels miniseries fans are elated by big news Saturday at NYCC as Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski revealed its creative team. Writer Kurt Busiek and artist Alex Ross, would be returning to the publisher. A few projects next year, which marks the 25th anniversary of the critically acclaimed book.
“It’s the 25th anniversary of Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ Marvels. We are happy to announce Kurt and Alex will be back next year to curate and assort all sorts of Marvel projects,” Cebulski told the audience at the Marvel: Next Big Thing Panel. “We can’t talk about them yet,” he added.
Executive editor Tom Breevort also revealed there would be Marvels 25th anniversary Alex Ross variant covers. Many fans who fell in love with the four-issue series 24 years ago.
Set in the 1939 to 1974 time period, Marvels examined the Marvel Universe from the perspective of the folks on the ground, via news photographer Phil Sheldon. The street-level series portrayed how ordinary lives played out in a world full of superheroes, with each issue placing the spotlight on how mankind reacted to popular Marvel comic book events.
While the mystery remains as to what Busiek and Ross will be mapping out, if these new projects are anything as good as Marvels, it’s safe to say the publisher will have another winner on its hands. What will make this special is that the originators behind the original miniseries is coming back for this. I can imagine that it will probably focus on a different photographer.