In February, Marvel teased a new initiative called Generations via Twitter. The tweet featured Alex Ross artwork pairing legacy characters with their modern-day iterations. Generations launches in July and runs through September.
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso revealed the team-ups and writers behind Generations:
- Iron Man: Tony Stark and Riri Williams – Brian Michael Bendis
- Spider-Man: Peter Parker and Miles Morales – Brian Michael Bendis
- Ms. Marvel: Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan – G. Willow Wilson
- Thor: Odinson and Jane Foster – Jason Aaron
- Hawkeye: Clint Barton and Kate Bishop – Kelly Thompson
- Hulk: Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho – Greg Pak
- Jean Grey: young and older – Dennis Hopeless
- Wolverine: Logan and X23 – Tom Taylor
- Captain Marvel: Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers – Margie Stohl
- Captain America: Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson – Nick Spencer
According to Alonso, Generations isn’t an alternate universe, separate timeline, or what-if event. "These stories do happen, they really count,” said Alonso. “They really matter. This isn't some alternate reality story or some time-travel story."
Generations comes after the launch of Secret Empire, which sees the Marvel universe aligned against Hydra agent Steve Rogers (see “The Marvel Universe Vs. Captain America” and “'Secret Empire' One-Shots Bring the Fight to Captain America”).
How Marvel intends to handle the Rogers / Wilson pairing -- or, for that matter, the pairings involving Logan and Bruce Banner, who are both presently deceased -- remains to be seen. "There's potential for friction, there's potential for team-ups. Minimally, it's something that's going to require food for thought and introspection on the part of every character. That's part of the goal when we were sculpting it," Alonso said.
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