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This series The Marvels, not to be confused but probably will be with the series Marvels, for those who don't know is according to writer Busiek built on the premise that he wants to create a storyline that runs throughout Marvel history and draws in characters directly or indirectly from every corner. It is a showcase of all the Marvel Universe has to offer.
From the first issue I would say he is certainly successfully doing so, although how he ends up with the truly eclectic team of heroes that this eventually ends up in I have no idea. That is what you have to stick around for I guess. New character Schumer is fun because of course a superhero tour exists, the kind of in-superhero-universe idea that Busiek likes to play with. But the scenes taking place in the past are the ones that most interest me. I will leave it to someone else to rend their garments about whether the very specific dates used in any way make sense. I'm just enjoying Busiek tie in some very obscure bits of lore (Khruul?!). Seeing it weave all the way through the present is going to be a lot of fun. I have high hopes for this title.
I do kind of wish they had used different artists for different time periods because I think that would have been fun. Instead they have gone with Cinar who, and I don't mean this to sound negative, draws in a generic enough style that it is somewhat timeless. I guess they thought it would be better to have that as something that unifies the Marvel eras. Fair enough.
I really hope we get to see a scene of Professor Oak giving Captain America those Poke Balls. Also I hope Cap is doing a re-read of Lord of the Rings because if it took him 75 years to get around to it I am going to be pretty disappointed in him.