What started as a podcast hosted by Angélique Roché showcasing creators traditionally forced to the margin of our mainstream books grew into focused comic issues featuring brand new work by those same creators, first released in February 2020, is returning as Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 early next year.
This upcoming book will feature writers like Ho Che Anderson, Danny Lore, Nnedi Okorafor, Tochi Onyebuchi, Stephanie Williams, and Mohale Machigo, among others. The book will feature art from Sean Hill, Valentine De Landro, Ken Lashley, Chris Allen, with a cover by Taurin Clarke and Jesus Aburtov.
In an exclusive interview with SYFYWire, Angélique Roché and editor Sarah Brunstad talked about the upcoming project.
Roché, when asked about the project, had this to say:
“I am personally excited to be celebrating what will be a full year since the release of Marvel’s Voices #1 with what promises to be an amazing anthology full of extremely talented creatives. This year has been such an incredible year of expansion and growth for Marvel’s Voices overall, with Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1 [on sale Nov. 18] and the third season of the Marvel’s Voices podcast launching this fall. That being said, I am excited for fans to meet and be reintroduced to some of their favorite writers and artists — or new favorites — in this brand new anthology. Putting it lightly, the lineup of writers and artists is bonkers!”
Roché, when asked what she was most excited to see and hoped readers would take away from the reading experience of the new book, said:
“It’s no secret I am a Monica Rambeau fan who — spoiler alert — will have what I think is going to be a delightful story written by SYFY FANGRRLS’ own Stephanie Williams. Needless to say, I am excited about that. I am also genuinely excited to see all the amazing stories that will be included in the book, many from some of my favorite writers and artists. With each one of the stories created, we have a chance to see the unique perspectives of all the creatives involved, and in many ways, the impact of the over 80-year legacy of the Marvel Universe and its characters on writers and artists of color. That is the beauty of Marvel’s Voices, it strives to bring to the forefront the unique experiences and perspectives of diverse communities through the lens of — and our shared love of — the Marvel Universe.
“Like any comic book, with each BAM, SMASH, THWIP, and CLANG, I hope that folks have fun. I also hope that the stories not only entertain but resonate with readers in a way that brings them into the Marvel Universe and reminds them that these characters and stories are really reflective of the world outside their — our — window.”
Editor Sarah Brunstad Brunstad added:
We have high hopes that the stories we see here will be just the beginning. The original Marvel’s Voices one-shot that Chris Robinson and Angelique put together back in February (which Marvel is re-releasing on Wednesday) was such an exciting tour of the Marvel Universe, both of its characters and its creators — we’re aiming to do the same with this one!”
Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 will be on shelves and digitally in February 2021.
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