The Dark Ages are about to kick off in Marvel’s superhero universe. And this six-part tale is sounding like it could be another world-shaker.
Heroes often fail
You might not think of superheroes as failing too often in comics, but that’s the focus of this very tale. From Tom Taylor and artist Iban Coello, Dark Ages asks a very specific question – what if Marvel’s superhero’s couldn’t get the job done?
Foreshadowed in last year’s Free Comic Book Day: X-Men and in today’s series of mysterious teasers, this highly anticipated limited series will see heroes from every corner of the Marvel Universe unite against a new threat – and fail. Their defeat will usher in an exciting new age full of heartbreaking loss and unimaginable stakes. As the world is remade, fans will meet fascinating new versions of their favorite heroes as they fight to overcome insurmountable odds and restore hope to the universe.Marvel Comics
So it’s over, but it’s not over over
Of course that couldn’t be it, or there wouldn’t be much to read. As to what happens exactly though, well there isn’t much info yet. But if you’re a Marvel fan, that’s to be expected. The publisher typically teases these things first, with a full reveal usually hitting a week or two later.
Whatever the foe is that the Marvel U unites against though, it sounds like it’ll be worse than Galactus. For that matter, more malevolent than Thanos and the Infinity Stones too.
“I’m excited to team up with the brilliant Iban Coello on one of the most epic stories I’ve ever been involved in,” said Taylor. “Marvel’s Dark Ages is a story unlike any we’ve told before. And it all begins with the shocking revelation of what the Watcher has been watching for. A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. And for once, the heroes who have saved the planet time and again find themselves almost completely powerless in the face of it. X-Men and Avengers will assemble. Spider-people and the Fantastic Four will come together. Heroes for Hire will fight alongside Champions. But none of it will be enough. The lights are about to go out… forever.”Tom Taylor
Dark Ages #1 (of 6) kicks off the fall season for Marvel, landing in stores on September 1st.