This March, Marvel Comics plans to showcase the greatest moments of the publisher’s 80-year history told like never before!
Introducing MARVEL SNAPSHOTS, a new eight-issue mini-series that plans to bring a unique look at Marvel’s greatest heroes. Comics legend, Kurt Busiek, will be bringing together a host of creative teams for the eight-issue, double-sized standalone issues. Each book will showcase Marvel’s most beloved characters from the golden age to today.
Like 1994’s critically acclaimed MARVELS series, MARVEL SNAPSHOTS will feature stories that will be told through the eyes of ordinary people. Each issue will bring forth a unique insight on the mythology of the Marvel Universe. The series also reunites Busiek with his MARVELS co-creator and collaborator, legendary artist Alex Ross, who will be providing the series with painted covers.
The series begins with the first installment, SUB-MARINER: MARVELS SNAPSHOT #1, with best-selling novelist and Emmy Award-winning TV writer Alan Brennert (L.A. LAW, TWILIGHT ZONE) and superstar artist Jerry Ordway (ALL-STAR SQUADRON, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) unite to tell a unique story about Marvel’s original antihero: Prince Namor! Set during World War II, the action-packed story will feature Namor, Betty Dean, and the All-Winners Squad — a dream come true for Brennert.
“I can honestly say that I enjoyed working on this story more than any comics story I’ve done in years. I grew up reading (and loving) Marvel’s Golden Age heroes in the 1960s, in reprints in FANTASY MASTERPIECES. But I never thought I’d have a shot at writing them–especially the All-Winners Squad!–and I’m grateful to Kurt Busiek and Tom Brevoort for providing me the opportunity, and to Jerry Ordway for bringing it all to glorious life,” Brennert says. “I’m enormously proud of ‘Reunion’ and honored to be the first story published in MARVELS SNAPSHOTS.”
Artist Jerry Ordway is just as passionate about bringing this tale to life:
“When I was offered this project, I jumped at it, being a big fan of the original MARVELS book by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross. Getting to draw a Sub-Mariner story set in the 1940s, with appearances by the All-Winners Squad, lets me connect with Marvel’s World War II era history, and the work of Subby’s creator, Bill Everett,” says Ordway. “I’ve been a Marvel maniac from the age of 10, so this is pretty cool! Alan Brennert wrote a great script which fits neatly into the bigger tapestry that is the Marvel Universe. I’m thrilled to get to play in this sandbox after so many years as an artist.”
“The MARVELS SNAPSHOTS books will provide a different perspective on moments throughout Marvel history while also giving a wide range of talent, many of whom are new to Marvel, to play in our sandbox under the expert watch of Kurt Busiek,” says Executive Editor Tom Brevoort.
With Busiek curating the series with an assortment of amazing creators, in what is being called “a dramatic, unexpected and revealing tour through the Marvel Universe”, the series is sure to be an instant favorite for Marvel fans old and new! ▪
SUB-MARINER: MARVELS SNAPSHOT #1
Written by ALAN BRENNERT with KURT BUSIEK
Art by JERRY ORDWAY
Cover by ALEX ROSS