Over the weekend at Comic-Con, Marvel announced its new line of graphic novels titled "Season One." These novels are designed to retell the classic origin stories of their most popular heroes in a modern setting to appeal to fans of the company's recent slate of movies. The first wave in this line of reader-friendly novels will feature the X-Men, Daredevil, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four.
Marvel has promised that most of these graphic novels will be written and illustrated by newer talent in the comic industry and won't rely on creative teams that have already worked on these characters often in the past. This will allow for a different interpretation of each character and a fresh art design that even longtime fans won't be accustomed to. These books may be covering well-worn territory, but they will do so in a unique and modern way.
Newsarama has debuted the covers for the first wave of "Season One" books, as well as the creative team for each novel.
Fantastic Four: Season One will be released in February 2012, and is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and illustrated David Marquez. Aguirre-Sacasa has worked on the Fantastic Four previously in the Marvel Knights book, 4.
X-Men: Season One will be released in March 2012, and is written by Dennis Hopeless and illustrated by Jamie McKelvie.
Daredevil: Season One will be released in April 2012, and is written by Anthony Johnston and illustrated by Wellington Alves. This team worked on the Daredevil centric book, Shadowland: Blood on the Streets, in 2010.
Spider-Man: Season One will be released in May 2012, and is written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Neil Edwards.