Marvel has revealed the next books and creative teams in the Marvels Snapshots line, hitting stores this May: Marvels Snapshots: Spider-Man by Howard Chaykin and Marvels Snapshots: Avengers by Barbara Randall Kesel and Staz Johnson. In a press release on Marvel.com, Marvel tells us what Marvels Snapshots: Spider-Man is all about:
Following that will be MARVELS SNAPSHOTS: SPIDER-MAN written and drawn by industry great Howard Chaykin! This action-packed story will be told through the eyes of a lowlife criminal just trying to make a living in the Super Hero infested streets of New York City. See firsthand how hard life as a henchman can be when someone like Spider-Man lurks around every corner!
With Chaykin saying:
I was delighted to be summoned by the fabulous Kurt Busiek to work on the Marvel Snapshots series. Not having worked for Marvel in any steady capacity in nearly eight years, my delight was also framed in surprise. Kurt is a stand-up cat, and I'm grateful to participate in this project.
And about Marvels Snapshots: Avengers:
Coming in May will be an Avengers story like none other by superstar writer Barbara Randall Kesel and acclaimed artist Staz Johnson. Set during the influential David Michelinie, John Byrne, and George Perez era of AVENGERS, MARVELS SNAPSHOTS: AVENGERS will depict a romance that could only happen in the Marvel Universe when a rookie cop and new-to-the-city emergency medical technician meet amidst a devastating battle between Earth's Mightiest Heroes and a giant, rampaging robot!
With Kesel explaining:
When Kurt first asked me about this project, it took me a minute to realize he wasn't just telling me about this fun Marvels-eye concept, he was asking me if I wanted to be involved!. My favorite stories are the ones that step into the personal lives of people in the vicinity of the Big Action, so a big YES to anything Marvels-scale, and getting to step back into that sweet yet insane 80s Avengers vibe was the frosting on the crazy cake! I have so totally enjoyed adding a little piece to the mighty Marvel mythos. Kurt started it off with an image that became the catalyst for two non-powered NYC heroes who would "meet cute" during a crisis. Then, when we started speculating about what the people on the street do when chunks of buildings fall from the sky…where do they go to shelter out the emergency?
Look for both issues to be solicited in Marvel's full May solicitations soon.