The May issues of Marvel Comics’ series of Marvels Snapshots one-shots feature Avengers and Spider-Man by some impressive talent:  Barbara Randall Kesel and Staz Johnson on Marvels Snapshots: Avengers, and Howard Chaykin writing and drawing Marvels Snapshots: Spider-Man.  Kurt Busiek is curating the series, and Alex Ross is providing covers.  The series provides unusual viewpoints on Marvel heroes.

The Avengers story by Kesel and Johnson is set in the David Michelinie, John Byrne, and George Perez era of Avengers; a rookie cop and a new-to-the-city EMT star in a romance in the midst of a battle between the Avengers and a giant robot.

Marvels Snapshots: Spider-Man is told from the viewpoint of a lowlife criminal trying to make a living when the streets are crawling with superheroes.  "I was delighted to be summoned by the fabulous Kurt Busiek to work on the Marvel Snapshots series," Chaykin said in a statement accompanying the announcement.  "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."

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