Marvel Comics has announced a new title called G.O.D.S. will make its debut this Fall. Written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Valerio Schiti, the series is set to shake the foundations of the Marvel Universe with a complete reimagining of the cosmic beings that exist at Marvel’s core.
Known for his recent work on X-Men along with A.X.E Judgment Day, Hickman’s work on Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and the X-Men have earned him both critical acclaim and praise amongst fans. This, along with Valerio Schiti, who worked on Marvel’s Empyre and S.W.O.R.D., will make a tag teaming duo who’ll shake everything we knew about Marvel’s Gods at its core.
The story will be set in a special corner of the Marvel Universe, where science and magic intersect. The G.O.D.S. series will introduce a new cast of characters, some of whom have been in action long before Marvel’s popular superheroes.
One such character is Wyn, is a mysterious player in a war that exists outside of the orders we know. Wyn is a vital member who exists and perceives just outside of the eons-old hierarchy, the omnipotent rulers of the universe such as Eternity, Infinity, and the Living Tribunal.
“When I came back to Marvel a few years ago, I wrote two series bibles. The first was House of X and the other one was G.O.D.S.,” Hickman explained. “To say that I’m excited to finally be able to share this story with everyone is a massive understatement. G.O.D.S. takes place in its own special corner of the Marvel Universe — in the cracks that lie at the intersection of science and magic — and revisits some characters and concepts that we’ve reimagined for a more modern, continuity-driven audience.”
“When I was given a chance to work with Jonathan on a new project, I accepted right away,” Schiti said. “Then I discovered that we would be reimagining gods in the Marvel Universe: how they work, what they do, and how they interact with each other and humanity. It’s the kind of project that makes you weak in the knees when you think about it. Luckily, Jonathan has the gift to make even the most complex stories surprisingly simple and understandable. His pitch inspired me almost immediately. The core of the story is so perfect and clear that it swept away my anxiety and turned it into a burst of creativity.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Valerio Schiti on this for the last year, and watching him bring this to life has been a total joy,” Hickman added “G.O.D.S. is my favorite kind of Marvel comic: one that feels like something old, but pushes the Marvel Universe in an exciting new direction.”
“The thing that I love the most is how the story grows, starting on the streets of New York and then taking the characters and the readers on an incredible journey with the Marvel pantheon,” Schiti said. “We will bring you to new places, show you what was hidden though the wrinkles of reality, introduce new characters, and put a fresh spin on old ones. You think you knew the Marvel Universe? Well, we will prove you wrong!”
The series will also feature a main cover reveal, a new variant cover series, backup stories, and more. Marvel Comics promises to take readers on an incredible journey with the Marvel pantheon, bringing them to new places, introducing new characters, and putting a fresh spin on old ones.
Fans can experience the wonder that awaits in G.O.D.S. when a special preview will be released in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: AVENGERS/X-MEN #1 on May 6.
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by VALERIO SCHITI
Colors by MARTE GRACIA
On Sale Fall 2023