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Marvel’s ‘Generations’ Teams New, Old Heroes

If you’ve ever wanted to see Tony Stark team up with Riri Williams or get deeper into the relationship between Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan, then you’re in luck. Marvel’s new series Generations does exactly that. New heroes will be paired off in stories with their predecessors.

In an interview with ABC News, Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso discussed why now was the time for the series.

“We are looking to honor the legacy of the entire universe, so we are taking the iconic legacy heroes and pairing them with the new class,” Alonso told ABC News. “It very much indicates where we are going in the future with all of these characters and what we’ve been planning for some time for the universe.”

Marvel Generations

Generations teaser art by Alex Ross. Source: Comic Book Resources

The list of teams includes some obvious Marvel staples, along with a few interesting choices.

  • Iron Man (Tony Stark and Riri Williams) – written by Brian Michael Bendis
  • Spider-Man (Peter Parker and Miles Morales) – Brian Michael Bendis
  • Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan) – G. Willow Wilson
  • Thor (Odinson and Jane Foster) – Jason Aaron
  • Hawkeye (Clint Barton and Kate Bishop) – Kelly Thompson
  • Hulk (Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho) – Greg Pak
  • Jean Grey (young and older) – Dennis Hopeless
  • Wolverine (Logan and X23) – Tom Taylor
  • Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers) – Margie Stohl
  • Captain America (Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson) – Nick Spencer

Some of these pairings are going to take a lot of creative story twisting. For example, several of the legacy heroes are dead. Also, Steve Rogers is a Hydra agent right now. So, how will this all work? That’s the million dollar question, and Alonso isn’t answering.

“How did we do this is part of the fun,” he said. “Right now, Rogers isn’t much of a good guy. Why would Sam want to team up with him? Banner’s dead! Logan’s dead! These are questions that demand to be seen. What I will tell you is we have an ingenious device to bring them back.”

Whatever tricks these writers have up their sleeves, it apparently will not include alternate realities or time travel.

“These stories do happen, they really count,” said Alonso. “They really matter. This isn’t some alternate reality story or some time-travel story.”

Marvel’s 10 issue Generations hits comic book shops in July, and runs through September.

Source: Comic Book Resources



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