Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ Marvels Epilogue Draws From Uncanny X-Men #98

When Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross first created the Marvels series 25 years ago, Alex Ross didn’t include a lot of X-Men in this retelling of Marvel’s History. They weren’t really his thing, though it did make for a fine cover with Angel. Twenty-five years later, it looks like he’s giving them another chance with Marvels Epilogue. Here’s a double page preview…

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And this is Uncanny X-Men #98 by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum from whence it draws…

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Just to compare and contrast of course. And look, Alex Ross even included Dave Cockrum’s decision to have Doctor Doom going for a skate as well…

Hitting comic shops this July – an all-new addition to the classic MARVELS graphic novel written by Kurt Busiek and fully painted by Alex Ross! And it’s a “Marvels” look at the “all-new, all-different” X-Men of the 1970s! In this 16-page story, Alex and Kurt bring Marvel’s world to brilliant, realistic life one last time, as the now-retired Phil Sheldon and his daughters, in Manhattan to see the Christmas lights, find themselves in the middle of a clash between the outsider heroes and the deadly Sentinels, giving them a close-up perspective on the mutant experience. Also featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this special story, and other bonus features.

MARVELS EPILOGUE #1

Written by KURT BUSIEK

Art by ALEX ROSS

Cover Art by ALEX ROSS

On-sale July 24, 2019

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