Aubrey Sitterson: Indy Anthology is definitely the most accurate term you could use to describe the book. It’s going to be a five-issue limited series (we’re still hammering out what its name will be), with an eye towards the imminent trade paperback collection. Each issue will contain a 10-page lead story done by a creator that you’ll be familiar with (but not for their Marvel work) followed by three or four shorter stories by folks I’m hoping are new to our readers – but every bit as exciting, trust me. Due to the nature of the project, it’s a difficult thing to schedule with any certainty this far out, but we’re looking at a late-’07, early ’08 release.
In later comments, Marvel’s Joe Quesada envisions this as a way to broaden Marvel’s reach in bookstores, even though it won’t be a top seller. Is that the siren call of diversity we hear?