Spider-Man And The Avengers Join ‘Marvels Snapshots’ In May

by James Ferguson

Marvel Comics has been teasing Marvel Snapshots, a series of one-shots curated by Kurt Busiek and featuring covers by Alex Ross that showcase unusual viewpoints of some heroes of the universe. Each stand-alone story is handled by a different creative team. The first ones are set to debut next month and the publisher just revealed what we can expect in May as we enter the second half of this eight-issue series with Spider-Man and the Avengers.

Marvels Snapshots: The Avengers is written by Barbara Randall Kesel and illustrated by Staz Johnson. It’s set during the acclaimed Avengers run of David Michelinie, John Byrne, and George Perez showing a romance that could only happen in the Marvel Universe between a rookie cop and an emergency medical technician new to the city as they’re caught up in a devastating battle between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and a giant, rampaging robot.
Writer Barbara Randall Kesel says:

When Kurt first asked me about this project, it took me a minute to realize he wasn’t just telling me about this fun Marvels-eye concept, he was asking me if I wanted to be involved! My favorite stories are the ones that step into the personal lives of people in the vicinity of the Big Action, so a big YES to anything Marvels-scale, and getting to step back into that sweet yet insane 80s Avengers vibe was the frosting on the crazy cake! I have so totally enjoyed adding a little piece to the mighty Marvel mythos. Kurt started it off with an image that became the catalyst for two non-powered NYC heroes who would “meet cute” during a crisis. Then, when we started speculating about what the people on the street do when chunks of buildings fall from the sky…where do they go to shelter out the emergency?

Next up is Marvels Snapshots: Spider-Man, written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin. This shows us the world from a lowlife criminal’s perspective, trying to make a living as a henchmen in the super hero infested streets of New York City. That can be tough when someone like Spider-Man is lurking around every corner.
Writer / artist Howard Chaykin says:

I was delighted to be summoned by the fabulous Kurt Busiek to work on the Marvel Snapshots series. Not having worked for Marvel in any steady capacity in nearly eight years, my delight was also framed in surprise. Kurt is a stand-up cat, and I’m grateful to participate in this project.

Marvels Snapshots launches in March with Sub-Mariner and The Fantastic Four and is followed in April by Captain America and The X-Men. What will we get for the last two titles coming in June?

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