A special thanks to Xerox Kitty for bringing this our attention. Marvel’s just announced a new project that’s coming out this December - - CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE KORVAC SAGA. Following the suit of previous minis like SPIDER-MAN & THE SECRET WARS and THE AVENGERS & THE INFINITY GAUNTLET, this will be a retelling of a classic Marvel storyline. In this case, it’s the KORVAC SAGA, which ran in ’78 during the Shooter/ Michelinie/ Perez/ Wenzel run of AVENGERS. Although not a crossover per se, it was notable for being one of the first event-style storylines to put a host of hero against a giant threat.
The story revolved around Michael Korvac, a lowly computer technician from a Badoon- conquered Earth in the future who travels back to present day and seizes nothing less than the Power Cosmic from Galactus. With this nigh-omnipotence, Korvac attempts to remake Earth according to his own warped vision of utopia and is thwarted by the combined efforts of the Avengers and a time-traveling Guardians of the Galaxy. As far as I know, the only time that Korvac’s shown up since his defeat there was in Mark Waid’s CAPTAIN AMERICA run from the late 90s. That’s fitting since, as the title suggests, this comic’s going to recast the story with a newly-thawed Cap as a greater focus. == TEASER ==
"I'm of the belief that younger readers would enjoy many of [Marvel's] great books, and a project such as this provides opportunity to reintroduce some of these characters and/or stories to a contemporary audience…Additionally, I think Korvac is deserving of a fresh appearance; he's as interesting a character as he is dastardly, and I can't wait for Marvel's readers to check out what he's got in store for Cap…”
You know, as much as I love these original stories, I’ll agree with him that, unfortunately, a lot of newer readers will probably be turned off by the printing quality of the years they came out and how Marvel heroes’ appearances in them don’t always jib with current depictions. If remakes can work in movies and TV, I don’t see why they can’t work with comics. I’ll be curious to see how McCool revamps Korvac, transplanting the signature space opera 70's style into the modern mileau.
How many of you Comic Vine maniacs remember the KORVAC SAGA? Are you eager to see it reinterpreted like this, or would you prefer it be left alone?