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Marvel unveils 'Age Of Heroes' anthology

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Marvel unveils 'Age Of Heroes' anthology

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Marvel Comics has announced that the Age Of Heroes anthology will usher in its 'Heroic Age'.

The four-issue project gives readers a chance to see how the changes in the Marvel Universe have impacted their favourite characters. It will feature work from established creators, as well as up-and-coming writers and artists.

"It's a big Marvel Universe out there, and there are dozens of characters and situations that are asked about by our fans, but that we don't really have any place to address in print when we go through one of these seismic shifts," editor Tom Brevoort told CBR.

"So this time out, seeing as how 'Heroic Age' will impact on characters both large and small, we thought it might be fun to do an anthology to delve into some of these stories and to touch upon some of these characters."

Each book will be comprised of four stories - two long pieces and two shorts. The first issue features a lead story by Kurt Busiek and Marko Djurdjevic, which is told from the perspective of New York mayor J. Jonah Jameson.

"Jonah's the viewpoint character. Him, and the people of New York. And hey, what's not to like about Jonah? He's cranky, manipulative, stubborn, sneaky, cowardly, courageous, idealistic, heroic, villainous and more, sometimes all at once, and he's got freaky hair," Busiek added.

Age Of Heroes is released in May to coincide with the dawn of the 'Heroic Age'.

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