Painter Alex Ross will curate and provide covers for a new six-issue Marvel Comics anthology limited series titled simply Marvel, as announced Friday at London's MCM Comic Con (via ComicBook).
"The Marvel anthology that Alex Ross is curating is a cornucopia of tales spread across the whole of the Marvel Universe as visualized by some of the best artists and creators in the field," Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said in the announcement. "This series is very much an artist’s showcase, with Alex bringing his discerning eye to the choice of collaborators, recruiting his favorite practitioners of the art to go to town on some of their mutual favorite characters. It’s going to be a blast for the eyes!"
“This book, which is simply called Marvel, is a collection of short stories by unique and exceptional talents, including some who don’t normally work with Marvel characters," Ross himself added in a statement to ComicBook.
Ross' Uncle Sam collaborator writer Steve Darnall will help create the overarching storyline that ties the issues together. No other creators were announced.
The series' second issue, with art from Dan Brereton (seen here), will tell a previously untold X-Men story taking place after 1975's Giant-Size X-Men #1.
Here's the solicitation for Marvel #1. No release date has been reported.
Six-Issue Limited Series
Curated by Alex Ross
Alex Ross curates this series and brings in some of his favorite artists to work on characters that they love, all within the context of a new framing story produced with Steve Darnall!
Editor's Note: ComicBook originally credited the art included here as covers by Joe Jusko. Newsarama has confirmed they are interior art from Dan Brereton.