Marvel Confirms Primer Pages, With Art!

As part of Marvel's continued drip-feed of Marvel Legacy information, the publisher has now confirmed the return of Primer Pages to select Marvel Legacy titles, which we had rumoured some time ago.

The pages, which will be written by Robbie Thompson and with a 'majority of art' by Mark Bagley, will give readers information and a hook into Marvel characters, presumably to attract readers to try other characters and titles.

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Marvel editor Darren Shan says of the initiative,

"When I first approached Robbie and Mark to do these Primer stories, I gave them only one edict: to remind all readers both who these characters are and what they're about in three all new pages. What we got back has been some of the most fun art I've ever seen from Mark! And we couldn't be luckier to have someone like Robbie to cherry pick the most classic moments in Marvel history. Then the two of them tie this all up into one perfect package.  I think everyone will love these!"

Giving a round up of the characters origins and what makes them special, one can see how the Primer Pages could be handy, especially to new readers or fans of Marvel from other media who maybe aren't aware of characters that haven't been translated to film or TV yet.

Writer Robbie Thompson seems happy to be a part of it too,

"It's been an absolute blast working on this project — it gives me a great excuse to re-read so many of my favorite comics!  I've been a fan of Mark's for years, so to get to work with him is a dream come true. Mark takes the scripts and distills them down to their essence, finding brilliant ways to tell these stories with truly iconic images. I can't wait for people to see what he's done with these!"

You can see more of the pages Marvel have released below.


About Joe Glass

Joe Glass has been contributing to Bleeding Cool for about four years. He's been a roaming reporter at shows like SDCC and NYCC, and also has a keen LGBTQ focus, with his occasional LGBTQ focus articles, Tales from the Four Color Closet. He is also now Bleeding Cool's Senior Mutant Correspondent thanks to his obsession with Marvel's merry mutants.

Joe is also a comics creator, writer of LGBTQ superhero team series, The Pride, the first issue of which was one of the Top 25 ComiXology Submit Titles of 2014. He is also a co-writer on Stiffs, a horror comedy series set in South Wales about call centre workers who hunt the undead by night. One happens to be a monkey. Just because.

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