Every so often, Marvel puts out Point One books as a great jumping on point for new readers and a way of finding out what has been happening in the huge universe. These books contain multiple short stories and show what is to come.
Marvel have just released the cover and creators on the Marvel Point One book for this October, which gives us a clear indication of who will take part in the NOW! initiative, even if we don’t know the specifics.
All in all we have – Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jeph Loeb, Nick Spencer, Kieron Gillen, Dennis Hopeless, Michael Allred, Ed McGuinness, Steve McNiven, Jamie McKelvie, Salvador Larroca and Luke Ross.
With all of the creators lined up here, it does give us a hint at what and when they might be writing. All you have to do is line up the solicits and see when they become free. But then again, that might be a shot in the dark – Marvel do like to mix it up.
The confusing thing though, Rick Remender and John Cassaday are writing the launch book, Uncanny Avengers, but the two don’t feature in the Point One for Marvel Now.
One final thought. Below is the cover to the issue and it features Nick Fury Jr – Who looks just like Samuel L. Jackson… It seems they are pushing a slight merge between the film and comics universe.
Will this be a great jumping on point after an event-fueled summer? Are you excited to see the creative line up? Who’s going to to be writing what?