Revealed in their March solicitations today, Marvel is planning a hardcover collection for next year called Marvel Comics: The World Outside Your Window, celebrating Marvel’s commitment to putting politics in comics. But in a revelation that may shock you, further research shows that Marvel may have been putting politics in their comics all along, since the very beginning! We didn’t want to believe it, but it appears to be true.
Just look at the line-up of the book, featuring such SJW creators as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Chris Claremont, Gene Colan, Bob Layton, John Romita Jr., and more, and featuring Marvel superheroes “grappling with alcoholism, participating in politics, celebrating diversity and everything in between.” Some of the topics covered include “drug abuse, teen suicide, HIV, terrorism, school shootings and more.” Such agenda!
There’s no release date for the solicit, but Amazon lists it as hitting stores in July.
MARVEL COMICS: THE WORLD OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW HC
Written by JOE SIMON, STAN LEE, STEVE GERBER, BOB LAYTON, DAVID MICHELINIE,
CHRIS CLAREMONT, SCOTT LOBDELL, PETER DAVID, J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, JOHN NEY RIEBER, MARJORIE LIU, G. WILLOW WILSON, JIM ZUB, ZEB WELLS
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, GIL KANE, GENE COLAN, JOHN ROMITA JR., JACKSON GUICE,
MARK PACELLA, RICHARD BENNETT, GARY FRANK, JOHN CASSADAY, MIKE PERKINS,
MIRKA ANDOLFO, SEAN IZAAKSE, TODD NAUCK
Cover by STEPHANE ROUX
The Marvel Universe has always reflected the world outside your window — from the moment Captain America charged into battle in World War II, to the present day! Marvel’s characters face relevant and real-life issues alongside their extraordinary adventures — from grappling with alcoholism, to participating in politics, to celebrating diversity and everything in between! These powerful stories from Marvel’s 80-year history feature iconic heroes tackling heavy-hitting subjects including drug abuse, teen suicide, HIV, terrorism, school shootings and more. Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 97, HOWARD THE DUCK (1976) 8, IRON MAN (1968) 128, NEW MUTANTS (1983) 45, ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) 106, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 303, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) 420, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) 36, CAPTAIN AMERICA (2002) 1, ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) 51, MS. MARVEL (2015) 13, CHAMPIONS (2016) 24; material from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS 2, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) 583.
320 PGS./Rated T+ …$50.00
Trim size: oversized