Marvel's INCOMING! One-Shot Pieces Together a Whodunnit of Cosmic Proportions

Marvel December 2019 art
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

Marvel's Pull List video series has unveiled the story behind the publisher's recent spate of Incoming! teasers - a one-shot with a vast creative team that focuses on a murder mystery of tremendous proportion.

Marvel's Ryan Penagos describes Incoming! as "a puzzle of a story that begins with a murder but escalates to a cosmic scale." The video also mentions the previous teasers - or at least most of them.

Penagos invokes the text of all the previous Incoming! teasers aside from the very first , which showed a silhouette - potentially Hulkling of the Young Avengers - holding aloft a sword, but which didn't bear the puzzle piece motif of subsequent teasers.

Here is Marvel's full description:

"A mysterious murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the search for a killer - but no one can imagine where the trail will lead, or how it will affect everything in 2020 and beyond! Who is the victim and who is the assailant?

"The closing chapter to MARVEL’s 80th year, which will connect the dots of everything that happened in 2019 and propel the narrative into the year that is to come! Featuring the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, Spider-Man, the Champions, the Agents of Atlas, Valkyrie, the Immortal Hulk, Jessica Jones, Venom, Ghost Rider, the Masked Raider and more!"

Pat Gleason provides the cover, while Humberto Ramos and Jim Cheung are the first named interior artists. Nearly a dozen writers are named for the one-shot, including Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Chip Zdarsky, Kelly Thompson, Greg Pak, Eve L. Ewing, Matthew Rosenberg, Ed Brisson, Saladin Ahmed, Tini Howard, Jonathan Hickman, Donny Cates, with more to be announced.

Here's the full video, followed by the full solicitation copy:

INCOMING #1
Written by AL EWING. DAN SLOTT, CHIP ZDARSKY, KELLY THOMPSON, GREG PAK, EVE L. EWING, MATT ROSENBERG, ED BRISSON, SALADIN AHMED, TINI HOWARD, JONATHAN HICKMAN, GREG PAK, DONNY CATES & JASON AARON
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS, JIM CHEUNG AND MORE
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
ONE WILL UNITE THEM!
A mysterious murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the search for a killer - but no one can imagine where the trail will lead, or how it will affect everything in 2020 and beyond! Who is the victim and who is the assailant?
The closing chapter to MARVEL’s 80th year, which will connect the dots of everything that happened in 2019 and propel the narrative into the year that is to come! Featuring the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, Spider-Man, the Champions, the Agents of Atlas, Valkyrie, the Immortal Hulk, Jessica Jones, Venom, Ghost Rider, the Masked Raider and more!

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