Via USA Today, Marvel announced a new line of Hard Cover Graphic Novels, including Fantastic Four: Season One, X-Men: Season One, Daredevil: Season One and Spider-Man Season One.
These are not a reboot or a relaunch, but something designed to make the characters more accessible to the general public.
"We're hoping to introduce folks who have never read any of these characters to these characters in this format, and also provide an interesting and illuminating story for people who have read a lot of Fantastic Four and Daredevil,"said Tom Brevoort, Marvel SVPP. "Everything you know about them, everything that's existed for the last 50 years still exists and is still there."
"These are individually new stories, even though they've got bits and pieces of old and formative origin stuff in and around them, as well," Brevoort said.
Here's the info for the first batch, with a second wave of "Season One" GNs on the way, as well. Head on over to USA Today for more pics.
•Fantastic Four: Season One by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Stephen King's The Stand, Glee) and David Marquez (Secret Warriors), due out in February;
•X-Men: Season One by Dennis Hopeless (Legion Of Monsters) and Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram), on sale in March;
•Daredevil: Season One by Antony Johnston (Daredevil) and Wellinton Alves (Nova), in April;
•Spider-Man: Season One by Cullen Bunn (Fear Itself: The Deep, Sixth Gun) and Neil Edwards (Fantastic Four), arriving in May.