The Marvel Universe is huge. Sure, there’s a lot happening on planet Earth and specifically New York City, but the iconic characters of Marvel Comics stretch out to the cosmos and beyond. This July, writer Mark Waid and artists Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez aim to tell the definitive history of the Marvel Universe in a brand new tale.
History of the Marvel Universe aims to reveal previously unknown secrets and shocking revelations that connect all threads of the past and present. We’re talking everything from the Big Bang to the twilight of existence. This is an epic story that covers every significant event and provides a flresh look at the origins of some of Marvel’s biggest stories.
Writer Mark Waid says:
We’ve seen Marvel histories and Marvel encyclopedias and Marvel handbooks, and I love that stuff. I absorb them like Galactus absorbs planets. This is not that. There’s information here, but there’s also a story. The Marvel Universe is a living thing, it is its own story, and we’re trying to approach it with some degree of heart to find the heart in that story so it doesn’t read like 120 pages of Wikipedia.
With the 80 year history of Marvel Comics, some continuity can get a little wonky. From the sound of it, History of the Marvel Universe could clear the air a bit and provide some new, interesting details on how we look at these stories.
History of the Marvel Universe kicks off in July. The first issue will feature a cover by Steve McNiven.