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Marvel announces Taylor and Coello’s ‘Dark Ages’ for September 2021

Marvel’s universe altering event asks the question “who were you when the lights went out?

Press Release

Nearly a year ago Marvel Comics teased Dark Ages was a new alternate reality event from Tom Taylor and Iban Coello set for release in September. Then the pandemic happened and everything ground to a halt. Recent tweets from Coello and Taylor have suggested the series was back on and today Marvel has officially re-announced the event. The first issue will be available in comic book shops on September 1st.

So what’s Dark Ages about?

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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.  

Earlier today, Marvel Comics started things off by revealing art for the event by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Jason Keith. Fans take note of the slight variation in the costume designs.

“I’m excited to team up with the brilliant Iban Coello on one of the most epic stories I’ve ever been involved in,” said Taylor. “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.”

Check out the cover to Dark Ages #1 by Iban Coello below.

Marvel announces Taylor and Coello's 'Dark Ages' for October 2021

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

New York, NY— June 18, 2021 — The world outside your window…is about to end. This September, New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor (X-Men: RedAll-New Wolverine) will team up with Marvel’s Stormbreaker artist Iban Coello (Venom, Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade) for a thrilling new vision of the Marvel Universe in DARK AGES.

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.   

“I’m excited to team up with the brilliant Iban Coello on one of the most epic stories I’ve ever been involved in,” said Taylor. “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.” 

Check out the cover and prepare for an all-new saga of the Marvel Universe as you’ve never seen it before when DARK AGES #1 hits stands on September 1st.

DARK AGES #1 (OF 6)

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art and Cover by IBAN COELLO

On Sale September 2021

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