So Marvel’s big comeback is beginning in August with Generations, a 10 -issue mini series which will team the classic verions of their best known characters with the newer, jazzed up 2017 versions. After a lot of teasing they have finally unveiled all the teams and SOME of the covers. Call it Secret Wars of the teens except it will be…secret FRIENDS.

I’ll say one thing – some of these covers are…a bit on the nose as they say.

Teams include such fan favorites as Bendis and Nick Spencer, but also G. Willow Wilson, Kelly Thompson, Greg Pak and Margaret Stohl. Oh and surprise art guests Ramon Perez. 

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Here’s the deets. What say you Beat readers? Will you be pull listing this or running away in disgust?

In a flash, the Marvel heroes are offered a gift: to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those who came before them, free from the burdens of past, present, and future – where time has no meaning. Within the Vanishing Point, through the course of these action-packed adventures, our heroes will discover what is needed to usher in the future of the Marvel Universe. This August, prepare for Marvel’s GENERATIONS!

This epic 10-issue series brings together iconic and present day heroes such as Miles Morales and Peter Parker, Amadeus Cho and Bruce Banner, Iron Man and Ironheart, Laura Kinney and Logan, and many more of your favorite characters. “GENERATIONS unites the present day heroes of the Marvel Universe with their forbearers from the past in order to chart the course of the future!” says SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “These ten adventures are the stepping stones to everything that is to come for all of these characters!”

The stories of GENERATIONS begin at the Vanishing Point, and these epic tales offer fans a direct bridge and prelude into the sense-shattering Marvel Legacy, as the challenges and revelations of GENERATIONS will alter the destinies of our heroes moving forward in a dramatic fashion!

These heroic journeys all launch from the same point: the Vanishing Point! Coming to comic shops this August!

 

 

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 MARGARET 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
Art by MATTEO BUFFAGNI

 

Generations: The Archers starring Hawkeyes, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop
Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art by STEFANO RAFFAELE

Generations: The Iron starring Iron Man and Ironheart
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by MARCO RUDY

Generations: The Marvels starring Ms. Marvel and Ms. Marvel
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Art by PAOLO VILLANELLI

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
Art by RB SILVA

 

 

The future of the Marvel Universe is coming – this is GENERATIONS!

 

14 COMMENTS

  1. There is absolutely nothing worth buying this for unless you like a particular artist or writers and those are far and few between. To me this is a desperate attempt to lure people back to marvel with a hope that their legacy characters that were unceremoniously dismissed will be changed back.

    Just think of all the good writers that have left. Even Lemire has jumped ship for his own stuff plus Valiant! What does that say about management.

    Sorry marvel i’m just not that into you to fall for your gimmicks anymore. Time for a managerial shake up

  2. None of these creative have me interested. The main reason I dropped Marvel wasn’t so much what they were doing with their characters but the way they were written. Every character is somehow snarky or self-aware as if the writers wanted to let the readers in on some inside joke instead of telling a good story. Stephen Strange now acted and sounded like Tony Stark, Clint Barton was a loser who couldn’t do anything right, Puck was a Carol Danvers fanboy, and that’s not even getting into the character assassinations of Cyclops and Captain Marvel. These characters are now being written how the writers want to write them which would be fine if continuity didn’t “count”. The writers tell their stories with the characters instead of telling stories about the characters.

    As for the artists, I’m sure these people are very good at their craft but DC has rolled out Jim Lee, John Romita Jr., Andy Kubert, Greg Capullo, Ivan Reis, and Ethan Van Sciver among others for Rebirth and Dark Days. Knowing that Marvel doesn’t believe that artists “move the needle”, I don’t feel that they will put the best possible teams on their books. It just seems more of the same.

  3. So… Will these specials be shipping in lieu of each of their respective series’ individual issues? Because comics are expensive, and some of these writers are turning in more than an annual allotment of their monthly books as it is. Also, there doesn’t seem to be an overarching plot that would seem to indicate a reading order (which is fine), and the description reads hilariously like a fifth-week event.

    “Free from the burdens of the past, present, and future” basically means these stories won’t matter, mostly because without change or forward momentum, the decidedly can’t matter. Hopefully, talented writers like G. Willow Wilson and Jason Aaron can still find interesting things to do within these weird guidelines, but these one-shots (are they one-shots or meant to be read as a set? Marvel’s also not clear on this) just feel like so much navel-gazing.

    Also also: “The Vanishing Point” really sounds like a creative summit ending a universe with a collective exasperated “I give up!”

  4. “Within the Vanishing Point”….apt…..I suppose Marvel will reach the vanishing point in sales for most of these characters by the time these special issues come out.

  5. “GENERATIONS unites the present day heroes of the Marvel Universe with their forbearers from the past in order to chart the course of the future!” says SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. Ugh! Absolutely no aspect of this money grab interests me. Bringing back the “forbearers” Hulk, Iron Man, etc to the original Marvel Universe is the starting point. After that, create the Generations Universe. This is the sandbox for Amadeus, RiRi, Kamala, and the other “present day” heroes to play in. All the heroes are in play, same number of books on the shelf, everybody is happy as no heroes are removed from the board. Just an idea…

  6. If I didn’t think the Thor one was going to be a stealth chapter in Aaron’s Thor run, Generations wouldn’t even be on my radar.

    Not that Jane and Unworthy Thor haven’t met already. I don’t seem to remember them “charting the course of the future” in that interaction though so this’ll be helpful.

  7. Can’t anymore. Spent all my money on the recent Kindle sale. Now that was good value. What are the chances Amazon will run a sale again so you can buy all 10 issues for $5? :p

  8. ANOTHER 10 issue mini series event already?? Marvel is OUT OF CONTROL.. Isn’t 95 books a month enough??

    I hate half the ‘new’ characters here and half of the writers on here I wouldn’t read if they were free.. Tom Taylor on the Wolverines is probably the only possible buy

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