April’s Marvels Snapshot Will Be Captain America And X-Men

Posted by at 10:58 am on January 21, 2020

Co-creator Kurt Busiek’s recently-announced series Marvels Snapshots will take readersback at key moments from Marvel Comics’ long history.

The first installment,  Sub-Mariner: Marvels Snapshot, will take readers to back the Golden Age of comics. Meanwhile, the newly-revealed second installment, Fantastic Four: Marvels Snapshot,  takes readers back to the the Silver Age.

As curator of this landmark series, Kurt Busiek has handpicked the creative teams for each standalone, double-sized issue and he’s put together an amazing assemblage of talent to tackle April’s issues focusing on Captain America and the X-Men.

First up, Eisner nominated writer Mark Russell will revisit Jack Kirby’s classic Madbomb storyline from his 1970s run on Captain America.

“Some people, when they call, you gotta pick up the phone. And Kurt Busiek is one of those people,” says Russell. “I was pretty instantly sold on the project once he started describing it to me— stories about the human cost of these famous conflicts in the Marvel Universe. I truly enjoyed working on this with him.”

CAPTAIN AMERICA: MARVELS SNAPSHOT #1

Written by MARK RUSSELL & KURT BUSIEK

Art by RAMÓN PÉREZ

Cover by ALEX ROSS

Russell says Marvels Snapshot: Captain America will focus on “the Madbomb’s impact in the South Bronx, a community which had already been effectively abandoned by the rest of the nation, that community’s struggle for survival, and of the search for heroes of its own.” He will be joined by acclaimed artist Ramón Pérez (ALL-NEW HAWKEYE).

Today we also learned more about X-Men: Marvels Snapshot, readers will see the rise of super heroes from the eyes of a young orphan named Scott Summers, the boy who would grow up to be Cyclops. The future X-Men leader couldn’t be in safer hands. Jay Edition, the co-host of the popular X-Men podcast, Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, makes his Marvel Comics debut with a tale about one of his favorite characters.

X–MEN: MARVELS SNAPSHOT #1

Written by JAY EDIDIN & KURT BUSIEK

Art by TOM REILLY

Cover by ALEX ROSS

 

“This is a story that’s pretty personal to me—because I’m me, and it’s a Cyclops story; but even more because it’s about the ways that superheroes and the stories around them can become lifelines. If I’m going to be really sappy about it (which I absolutely am), I get to give one of my favorite heroes the same kind of touchstone he’s been to me over the years,” says Edidin. “I’d say it’s a dream come true, but given that I’m the kind of uptight overachiever who overidentifies with Scott Summers in the first place, maybe also a bit of an anxiety dream come true. That said, it’s been a blast to get to sit down and play in a sandbox I’ve spent years cataloguing and analyzing and explaining.”

Teaming up with Edidin will be artist Tom Reilly, a rising star artist known for his recent work on Immortal Hulk.

 

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