Marvel has announced the subjects and creative teams for April's issues of Marvels: Snapshots, the anthology series curated by Kurt Busiek that launches in March. Mark Russell and Ramón Pérez will be the team behind Captain America: Marvels Snapshot, while Jay Edidin and Tom Reilly will create a Cyclops-focused story for X-Men: Marvels Snapshot. For those of our younger readers confused about what the hell a "snapshot" is, it's basically what they called selfies back in the olden days.
From the press release:
Known for his work on books like Second Coming and Wonder Twins, Russell says CAPTAIN AMERICA: MARVELS SNAPSHOT will focus on "the Madbomb's impact in the South Bronx, a community which had already been effectively abandoned by the rest of the nation, that community's struggle for survival, and of the search for heroes of its own." He will be joined by acclaimed artist Ramón Pérez (ALL-NEW HAWKEYE).
Some people, when they call, you gotta pick up the phone. And Kurt Busiek is one of those people. I was pretty instantly sold on the project once he started describing it to me— stories about the human cost of these famous conflicts in the Marvel Universe. I truly enjoyed working on this with him."
And on the X-Men issue:
Next, in X-MEN: MARVELS SNAPSHOT, readers will see the rise of super heroes from the eyes of a young orphan named Scott Summers, the boy who would grow up to be Cyclops. The future X-Men leader couldn't be in safer hands. Jay Edition, the co-host of the popular X-Men podcast, Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, makes his Marvel Comics debut with a tale about one of his favorite characters.
Though this may be his Marvel Comics debut, Edidin has already been a part of the writing room for Thor: Metal Gods. Edidin says:
This is a story that's pretty personal to me—because I'm me, and it's a Cyclops story; but even more because it's about the ways that superheroes and the stories around them can become lifelines. If I'm going to be really sappy about it (which I absolutely am), I get to give one of my favorite heroes the same kind of touchstone he's been to me over the years. I'd say it's a dream come true, but given that I'm the kind of uptight overachiever who overidentifies with Scott Summers in the first place, maybe also a bit of an anxiety dream come true. That said, it's been a blast to get to sit down and play in a sandbox I've spent years cataloguing and analyzing and explaining.
Check out the covers below, and look for Marvel's full April solicitations soon.