Marvel Comics Executive Editor Tom Brevoort recently sat down with Marvel.com to talk about the upcoming series Incoming. Marvel.com gave fans a look inside the first issue of Incoming which hits comic book stores on Christmas Day.
Incoming centers around a big mystery that brings together the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe… but why? There’s a victim. There’s a killer. Here’s what Brevoort had to say about the upcoming epic:
INCOMING centers around a mysterious murder – without spoiling anything, is the victim someone that Marvel fans will recognize?
The victim’s identity is mysterious but it is a deep dive into Marvel history. We have seen them before.
There are some very heavy hitters involved in this story, from the biggest super teams to solo players like Valkyrie and Ghost Rider, and the biggest heroes like Spider-Man and Hulk to street-level heroes like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. What could be so big that almost everyone in the Marvel Universe gets involved?
It’s a mystery, so following the trail of clues leads characters to one another as events unfold. By the end of the issue, you’ll see that what’s going on will affect everybody in 2020.
Which character is affected the most by this crime, and what does it mean for their future?
I can’t tell you that without giving the whole game away. But they wind up dead before the end as well. And there’s a big status quo shift for a beloved character who hasn’t been much in the spotlight recently. They’re going to be very important in the coming months.
What can you tell us about who committed this murder?
I can tell you that there are key clues in INCOMING but the heroes themselves don’t figure it out in those pages.
How will INCOMING serve as the closing chapter for Marvel’s 80th anniversary year?
MARVEL COMICS #1000 was about looking backwards and celebrating our rich history. INCOMING is about spotlighting where we are right now and teeing up several important storylines that will play out over the coming year across the Marvel line. So the two books function somewhat as bookends to the 80th in that regard.
INCOMING #1 — which goes on sale Wednesday, December 25 — is written by Al Ewing, Jason Aaron, Saladin Ahmed, Ed Brisson, Donny Cates, Eve L. Ewing, Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, Greg Pak, Matt Rosenberg, Dan Slott, Kelly Thompson, and Chip Zdarsky will feature art by Joe Bennett, Carmen Carnero, Jim Cheung, Mattia de Iulis, Jorge Fornes, Javier Garron, Kim Jacinto, Aaron Kuder, Francesco Manna, Carlos Pacheco, Humberto Ramos, R. B. Silva, Andrea Sorrentino, Ryan Stegman, Luciano Vecchio, and Annie Wu, with a cover by Patrick Gleason. Pre-order your copy today online or at your local comic shop!