Amazing Fantasy began in December 1961 which included stories that were drawn by artists Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Don Heck with Writer/Editor Stan Lee gave readers a journey into the unknown within Science Fiction and Fantasy. With a motto on the cover: “The Magazine that respects your intelligence,” it would lead to the introduction of one of Marvel’s Greatest Heroes in Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man!
It would try to pick back up in the 90s when the editor of that time, Danny Fingeroth, would try to fill in the story gap between Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man #1 with Writer Kurt Busiek and Paul Lee, but it was short-lived. This also included another attempt in 2004 that introduced Araña, who would later be known as Spider-Girl.
But now we have another chance to venture into the unknown with award-winning artist/writer Kaare Andrews with the relaunch of Amazing Fantasy! According to the announcement from Marvel, it will blend in stories from different eras and genres that will bring heroes like Spider-Man, Captain America, and Black Widow. Here is a description of the new series:
“Red Room Black Widow, teenage Spider-Man, World War II Captain America—the most iconic versions of your favorite Marvel characters from across time and space all wake up on an island of intrigue, darkness and…Amazing Fantasy. Are they dead? Are they dreaming? Or have they truly been transported to another fantastical realm? And is there any way for them to return home? This isn’t just a love letter to your favorite Marvel eras, it’s a reinvestment in the seminal characters you’ve always loved, plucked from their quintessential timelines.”
Kaare Andrews has written incredible stories such as SPIDER-MAN REIGN, SPIDER-MAN/DOCTOR OCTOPUS: Year One. Here is what else he had to say about his new series:
“My very first memories of reading anything, even before I could read words, were of holding a Marvel comic in my hands at the age of four. I had no idea what the characters were saying, but I was enchanted with the story told through pictures. It is a thrill to return to a new Marvel limited series, writing and drawing not just my favorite characters—but my favorite versions of those characters. I just had to come up with a plan to put WWII Captain America, teenaged Spidey, and spy school Black Widow into the same adventure.
This is a story that combines not just different Marvel eras but different art styles to depict them. As a creator, sometimes you want to invent new heroes and villains to expand the universe into different places or ideas, but sometimes there is an even greater power in embracing what has come before. In telling fresh and passionate tales with heroes that an audience has already invested a lifetime in. There is a beating heart to these archetypes. And they need to live again!“Kaare Andrews
It is set to go on sale on July 28th, 2021. Here are several preview pages to tie us over for now!
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