Marvel comics has announced a new volume of The Defenders – written by Brian Michael Bendis and with art by David Marquez.
The ongoing title will feature the line-up we are soon to see on Netflix – Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones – but is based on a set-up from the final pages of canceled title, The New Avengers.
‘ We’ve been planning this book for well over a year and we’re so excited to show you what we think the next phase of the gritty marvel streets will have to offer,’ said Bendis.
The Defenders #1 will be in stores in June. Further details follow the break.
Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos – who worked together on the Alias comic book series that inspired the Jessica Jones Netflix series – are bringing the super-powered private eye back to Marvel Comics.
Jessica Jones #1 will be in stores in the fall – bringing Jones back as a person whose world is in a far different place. As mother of Danielle, her daughter with Luke Cage, Jones’ perspective has changed, but even so, there’s a lot going on in her life.
It was a bit of a shock to learn that Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s dark stake on super-powered characters, Powers, had been licensed by Playstation.
Then they cast Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker – a former Power who lost his powers under devastating circumstances and now was a detective investigating Powered crimes. The they cast Eddie Izzard as bad guy Power, Wolfe and changed Walker’s partner, Deena Pilgrim from petite blue-eyed, blonde to African-American because Susan Heyward’s audition was so impressive. Then they added Michelle Forbes as Retro Girl – one of the few genuinely altruistic Powers in the world. Suddenly, the Powers live-action series become a source of much intrigue – intrigue that grew with the release of the first trailer last October.
Now, Sony and Playstation have released the first behind-the-scenes look at the world of Powers – a seven-minute video that features interviews with most of the major players in front of and behind the camera. Check it out after the jump.
Powers premieres on March 10th, with new episodes released on Tuesdays