Posted March 28, 2017 by Drew Bagay in Comics

Logan, Bruce Banner and More to Return in Marvel’s GENERATIONS

In February, Marvel shared a tweet that showed an Alex Ross artwork featuring classic Marvel heroes (in their classic costumes no less) with their new generation counterparts, with only the words “Generations” and a release date of Summer 2017.

Announced via ABC News, Generations has been revealed to be a ten-issue series launching in July and will run through September 2017. Each issue will focus on a pairing of a classic hero and his/her current incarnation from the teaser image, teaming characters like Logan and X-23, Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho, and more.

“We are looking to honor the legacy of the entire universe, so we are taking the iconic legacy heroes and pairing them with the new class,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told ABC News. “It very much indicates where we are going in the future with all of these characters and what we’ve been planning for some time for the universe.”

No artists have been announced yet, but the full list of pairings and its writer are as follows:

  • Iron Man (Tony Stark and Riri Williams) – written by Brian Michael Bendis
  • Spider-Man (Peter Parker and Miles Morales) – Brian Michael Bendis
  • Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan) – G. Willow Wilson
  • Thor (Odinson and Jane Foster) – Jason Aaron
  • Hawkeye (Clint Barton and Kate Bishop) – Kelly Thompson
  • Hulk (Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho) – Greg Pak
  • Jean Grey (young and older) – Dennis Hopeless
  • Wolverine (Logan and X23) – Tom Taylor
  • Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers) – Margie Stohl
  • Captain America (Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson) – Nick Spencer

Generations_ThorAs you may have noticed, some of the original heroes have been dead for a long time, or currently in a very different place than when they were at the height of their popularity. How they’ll bring them back still remains to be seen, and Alonso assures us that Generations will not take place in an alternate timeline.

“How did we do this is part of the fun,” Alonso said. “Right now, Rogers isn’t much of a good guy. Why would Sam want to team up with him? Banner’s dead! Logan’s dead! These are questions that demand to be seen. What I will tell you is we have an ingenious device [to bring them back].”

But how will the return of the original heroes affect the current ones? How can they coexist while sharing the same name? Alonso said these questions will be answered in the series.

“The answer might be different for each character,” he added. “There’s potential for friction, there’s potential for team-ups. Minimally, it’s something that’s going to require food for thought and introspection on the part of every character. That’s part of the goal when we were sculpting it.”

Generations hits stores in July 2017.

Drew Bagay

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