Kurt Busiek Introduces Mysterious New Marvel Villains and Heroes in The Marvels #1

This April, The Marvels #1 written by Kurt Busiek with art by Yildiray Çinar, will kick off a new saga set in the spectacular 616 that spans decades and ranges from grand adventure to intense human drama, from street-level to cosmic, starring everyone from Marvel’s very first heroes to the superstars of tomorrow.

This story will dive headfirst into Marvel Comics history to tie together unsolved mysteries, make brand-new connections between characters, and reintroduce long-dormant threats. Along the way, readers will be introduced to new heroes and villains like Threadneedle, Warbird, and Kevin Schumer, and be reacquainted with new takes on classic characters such as Lady Lotus.

 Here’s what Kurt told Comicbook.com in about the most mysterious character of the lot —the being known as Threadneedle:

“We introduce three new characters in The Marvels 1 — one who’s very much on a human level, one wrapped up with superhero history and ties beyond Earth, and one who’s outright weird and cosmic and will usher us into a bigger, stranger, deeper world. Threadneedle is that third guy, as I expect you can tell. And yeah, Alex did an astounding design of Threadneedle, didn’t he? Quirky and trippy, and nothing like anyone else Marvel’s had in stories before. And that’s all very intentional. Make sure to keep an eye on him. He’s got fascinating secrets.”

The Marvels #1 hits stands on April 28. Check out the new character designs following the jump. Then head over to Marvel.com for a sneak peek at the first issue.

[Based on a press release.]

The Marvels #1: Written by KURT BUSIEK; Art by YILDIRAY ÇINAR and RICHARD ISANOVE; Cover by ALEX ROSS

2 thoughts on “Kurt Busiek Introduces Mysterious New Marvel Villains and Heroes in The Marvels #1

  1. Nice designs. I love it when a bunch of characters have super-hero names but one doesn’t. Justice has a new name — and it’s Kevin Schumer. Such a nice boy. All his mom’s friends don’t understand why he’s still single.

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