Though Marvel has remained coy about the specifics of its upcoming GENERATIONS project, new details have recently emerged. The “10-issue maxi-series” will feature standalone stories by different creative teams and current Marvel heroes meeting their legacy namesakes. The format seems not too dissimilar to the Dark Reign: The List collection of one-shots back in 2009 that were also standalone issues that could be read on their own but all shared a similar theme or plot.
While Marvel has announced all the writers for each issue, not all artists have been unveiled yet. Expect more details before Generations hits stores in August.
Marvel has faced criticism lately for creating too many legacy characters at the expense of the original iconic heroes, so some view Generations as a way of solving the problem and getting back to the basics. Whether or not the original namesake heroes like Wolverine remain afterwards remains to be seen.
Below are the creative team issue breakdowns and a press release issued by Marvel.
Generations: The Best starring Wolverine and All-New Wolverine
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Ramon Rosanas
Generations: The Americas starring Steve Rogers: Captain America and Sam Wilson: Captain America
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Paul Renaud
Generations: The Bravest starring Captain Mar-Vell and Captain Marvel
Written by Margie Stohl
Art by Brent Schoonover
Generations: The Thunder starring The Mighty Thor and The Unworthy Thor
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Mahmud Asrar
Generations: The Strongest starring Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk
Written by Greg Pak
Generations: The Archers starring Hawkeyes, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop
Written by Kelly Thompson
Generations: The Iron starring Iron Man and Ironheart
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Marco Rudy
Generations: The Marvels starring Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Generations: The Spiders starring Peter Parker: Spider-Man and Miles Morales: Spider-Man
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Ramon Perez
Generations: The Phoenix starring The Phoenix and Jean Grey
Written by Cullen Bunn
Once upon a time, a kid from New York City picked up a shield and charged into battle…a prodigal son lifted a sacred hammer and proved himself worthy…and an arrogant genius forged an armor that would harness his true potential. Together, they became some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and ushered in the Age of Marvels! Today, Marvel Comics is proud to present an exciting new series, done in the mighty Marvel manner uniting Marvel’s iconic heroes with their modern-day torchbearers for a fun and fast-paced adventure fans have been waiting for! This August, prepare for Marvel’s GENERATIONS!
GENERATIONS brings together Miles Morales and Peter Parker, Laura Kinney and Logan, Amadeus Cho and Bruce Banner, plus more, and illuminates the path that all these heroes will take into the future for a thrilling quest unlike anything seen in the Marvel Universe before.
A colossal collaboration of today’s greatest creators, Marvel’s GENERATIONS continues the evolution of the Marvel Universe as the new class of heroes stand shoulder to shoulder with those who have trail blazed their legacy.
“Marvel’s greatest icons return to the page this August, paired with the next generation of the Marvel Universe,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “However, do all our heroes emerge from GENERATIONS as they entered, or become something greater? If you want to know where Marvel is headed in the future, you don’t want to miss GENERATIONS.”
Running August to September, this 10-issue maxi-series put to the test in this universe-wide team-up that will shed light on the most pressing questions about the future of the Marvel Universe, and the fate of everyone’s favorite heroes.
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