Back in July, Marvel announced their plans for their new Season One graphic novels, which are lengthy complete stories featuring specific characters with their origins being retold (hopefully with some new twists that makes long-time readers want to read these beginnings over again).
Marvel is launching three new titles that will be packaged with download codes to obtain free digital copies of the graphic novels along with the print version. You can check out the covers here below.
The next three books in the series are Ant-Man: Season One by Tom DeFalco (Spider-Girl) and Horacio Domingues (Incorruptible), on-sale in July 2012, Hulk: Season One by Fred Van Lente (Alpha Flight, Herc) and Tom Fowler (Venom), on-sale in August 2012, and Doctor Strange: Season One by Greg Pak (Astonishing X-Men, Red Skull: Incarnate) and Emma Rios (Osborn, Spider-Island: Cloak & Dagger), on-sale in September 2012.
“As a result of the great response from fans and retailers, we realized we couldn’t just stop with one wave of titles” said David Gabriel, Marvel SVP of Sales. “We’re showing our continued support for this line by insuring that fans have a reason to come back into comic shops month after month to get the next volumes in the Season One line of original graphic novels.”
The previously announced Season One books are Fantastic Four, X-Men, Daredevil, and Spider-Man.
From the official press release:
“These all-new complete stories offer fans a chance to immerse themselves in the Marvel Universe like never before. Journey into the unknown with Ant-Man, learn about the mystic arts with Doctor Strange and find out how Hulk balances humanity and monstrosity… With modern retellings of the world’s greatest super heroes seminal origins by some of the most critically acclaimed creators in the business…”
It seems like the last thing we need is another take on the origins of a superhero from Marvel, but the idea of regularly released all-inclusive graphic novels is a great one. Look for these books on store shelves in July, September, and August of 2012. Is that enough notice for ya?