Marvel teases a mystery project by writer Jonathan Hickman, and artist Valerio Schisti.
During the “Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing” panel at San Diego Comic-Con on July 23, Marvel teased a new mystery project from Hickman and Schiti. A teaser poster was released by the publisher, which reads: “What happens when powers meet the natural order?” The project is scheduled to launch in 2023, with more details to come at a later date.
Hickman spoke at the SDCC and said that he had been working on it for three years. This message won’t sound gibberish in the first issue. The new project, which is still unknown to him, was also described as “like the Sandman in the Marvel Universe.” “
Hickman has become a familiar name within the Marvel Comics world. His first ongoing series, Secret Warriors, launched in 2009 and sees Nick Fury work with a team of superheroes in various espionage adventures following the events of Secret Invasion. In 2009, Hickman also began working on Fantastic Four, beginning with the Dark Reign: Fantastic Four limited series before he boarded the main series with Fantastic Four #570. After his Fantastic Four stint, Hickman took over The Avengers and The New Avengers, which incorporated Marvel’s “Infinity” from 2013 and 2015’s “Secret Wars” storylines.
After “Secret Wars”, and a short hiatus Hickman continued to work on a variety of X-Men titles at Marvel. He ushered in the “Dawn of X” era and worked on the X-Men main series for a time before announcing his departure from the property in 2021. In May 2022, Marvel announced Hickman would join Neil Gaiman, Kurt Busiek and several others in creating Amazing Fantasy #1000, a new anthology honoring the 60th anniversary of Spider-Man. The synopsis for the one-shot, which releases on Aug. 31, reads, “The comic that brought you SPIDER-MAN hits issue #1000! This is our 1000th issue of AMAZING FANATASY. We are celebrating! A stellar roster of creators will be joining forces to celebrate Peter Parker’s and Spider-Man’s birthdays. “
Schiti has also worked on numerous Marvel titles in the past, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Tony Stark: Iron Man, Journey Into Mystery and many others. Schiti is the artist on Marvel’s A.X.E. : Judgment Day crossover, an event now kicking into full gear which sees the Avengers, Eternals and X-Men all face one another on the battlefield.
The Hickman and Schiti mystery project will launch in 2023 from Marvel Comics.
Source: Marvel Comics