Newswire: Exclusive Marvel announcement: 1872 takes Secret Wars to the Wild West

This May, the Marvel Universe gets a major reimagining in the form of Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars miniseries, which is serving as a launchpad for numerous new projects offering different takes on familiar Marvel characters. For the series 1872, by writer Gerry Duggan and artist Evan “Doc” Shaner, Marvel’s flagship characters are reimagined in a Wild West setting, with Sheriff Steve Rogers maintaining the law in the town of Timely (the original name of Marvel Comics) as familiar heroes like Anthony Stark and Bruce Banner enter his orbit. Here’s the official solicitation info and Alex Maleev’s cover for the first issue:

1872 #1

Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Penciled by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Variant Cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER

REAL HEROES DIE WITH THEIR BOOTS ON

  • SHERIFF STEVE ROGERS faces corruption and fear in the boom town of TIMELY.
  • The …

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