In a flurry of social media posts, Marvel announces their newest mini-series created by Tom Taylor (Injustice) and Iban Coello (Venom, Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade) titled “Dark Ages.”
Set to publish in September, “Dark Ages” will follow Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as they go against a dangerous new foe that has never been seen before in the Marvel Universe. And not only that, but the heroes are utterly powerless against this new threat.
The social media posts advertising the event show some kind of dark force taking control of the Marvel universe.
The artwork, done by Ryan Stegman, has the caption, “Where were you when the lights went out?” Spider-Man, Iron Man and a Venom/Carnage hybrid take the forefront of the promotional art. Each art piece has some eerie tone to it, almost as if something horrible has happened in the Marvel universe. The question that’s on everyone’s mind about all of it: what does it mean?
New York Times Bestselling Author Taylor (Injustice and DECEASED) tweeted earlier this week about the new event.
“I’m excited to team up with the brilliant Iban Coello on one of the most epic stories I’ve ever been involved in,” Taylor said. “Marvel’s Dark Ages is a story unlike any we’ve told before. And it all begins with the shocking revelation of what the Watcher has been watching for. A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. And for once, the heroes who have saved the planet time and again find themselves almost completely powerless in the face of it. X-Men and Avengers will assemble. Spider-people and the Fantastic Four will come together. Heroes for Hire will fight alongside Champions. But none of it will be enough. The lights are about to go out… forever.”
Marvel’s synopsis for the comic run reads as follows: “Foreshadowed in last year’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: X-MEN and in today’s series of mysterious teasers, this highly anticipated limited series will see heroes from every corner of the Marvel Universe unite against a new threat – and fail. Their defeat will usher in an exciting new age full of heartbreaking loss and unimaginable stakes. As the world is remade, fans will meet fascinating new versions of their favorite heroes as they fight to overcome insurmountable odds and restore hope to the universe. “