The Godland writer spoke to MTV Geek about the secrecy surrounding the title, which puts the spotlight on the veteran and new generation villains of the Marvel Universe.
"Let me tell you something," said Casey. "The 'secrecy' is nothing more than confusion and chaos on our part. None of us on this side of the curtain are entirely sure exactly what kind of book we're doing here. But there's something glorious to be found within that chaos, and I, for one, intend to ride this wave all the way to the shore.
"No one's paying attention anyway, so hanging on by our fingertips seemed like the right way to go, creatively speaking. As for any connection to that Turn-Of-The-Eighties crossover extravaganza... I wish I could claim one, but we're all still shivering in the long, cold shadow of that beloved, four-colour classic.
"I begged them to let us suck off the teat of the latest Marvel Monstrosity Event, but to no avail. I figured it'd help us sell at least two copies of this thing... But since that ship has sailed, we're just pressing onward with the usual, incredibly low expectations."
Casey said that the series would feature the return of the Young Masters, and would take them in a very different direction than their 'Dark Reign' appearance.
"Since Paul Cornell signed exclusive with DC, I feel it's perfectly acceptable to wrench that concept back to a place where it probably should've been all along," he said.
The project was first announced through a series of teasers of designs for a set of unknown characters.
Casey and artist Nick Dragotta's title will debut in July.