Mark Waid’s History of the Marvel Universe Promises Unknown Secrets, Shocking Revelations

Marvel has sent out a press release for History of the Marvel Universe, the new six-issue mini-series written by Mark Waid with art by Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez and covers by Steve McNiven which “will reveal previously unknown secrets and shocking revelations” about Marvel’s continuity. The book and creative team were announced at C2E2, along with some art, but now we have more art, and more details, and while it might have seemed to be something like Ed Piskor’s X-Men: Grand Design when first revealed, now it feels like Marvel could be planning to use the series to make some changes, or some fixes, to their continuity. Let’s look more closely:

HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE will reveal previously unknown secrets and shocking revelations, connecting all threads of the past and present from the Marvel Universe! From the Big Bang to the twilight of existence, this sweeping story covers every significant event and provides fresh looks at the origins of every fan’s favorite Marvel stories!

Mmm.

Or are we overthinking it? Check out the press release below and share your thoughts in the comments.

The Definitive History of the Marvel Universe Arrives This July!
From Mark Waid, Javier Rodriguez, and Alvaro Lopez with covers by Steve McNiven!

New York, NY—April 10, 2019—The Marvel Universe is a sprawling, interconnected web of rich history, dating back to its very beginnings…and now, it’s all coming together in a huge new story!

This July, Marvel invites readers to join legendary writer Mark Waid (Avengers No Road Home) and Exiles artists Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez for a brand-new tale in what is destined to become the DEFINITIVE history of the Marvel Universe!

HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE will reveal previously unknown secrets and shocking revelations, connecting all threads of the past and present from the Marvel Universe! From the Big Bang to the twilight of existence, this sweeping story covers every significant event and provides fresh looks at the origins of every fan’s favorite Marvel stories!

“We’ve seen Marvel histories and Marvel encyclopedias and Marvel handbooks, and I love that stuff. I absorb them like Galactus absorbs planets,” Waid told Marvel. “This is not that. There’s information here, but there’s also a story. The Marvel Universe is a living thing, it is its own story, and we’re trying to approach it with some degree of heart to find the heart in that story so it doesn’t read like 120 pages of Wikipedia.”

It’s a story you’ve never seen before…and it all starts this July with HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!

HISTORY OF THR MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 (of 6)
Written by MARK WAID
Art by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

DEtails on Mark Waid History of the Marvel Universe for July

DEtails on Mark Waid History of the Marvel Universe for July

DEtails on Mark Waid History of the Marvel Universe for July

DEtails on Mark Waid History of the Marvel Universe for July

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