Phil Lord and Chris Miller Contributing to Mystery Marvel Comics Project

Almost 100 creators have been revealed, including The Hollywood Reporter columnist 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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Almost 100 creators have been revealed, including The Hollywood Reporter columnist 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

As if conquering the animated Spider-Verse wasn’t enough, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are moving into comic books this August as part of a mystery project from Marvel Entertainment.

The two writers and producers — who were part of the braintrust behind last year’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — are teaming with artist Javier Rodriguez as part of a massive project being teased by Marvel for this summer, alongside a host of other creators including Immortal Hulk writer Al Ewing, Thor writer and artist Walt Simonson and Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo.

The Hollywood Reporter columnist 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also working on a project with Raymond Obstfeld and Mattia De Iluis.

Creative teams for the project, as yet unannounced by Marvel but widely rumored to be a special issue celebrating the company’s 80th anniversary, were revealed both in the pages of Marvel’s comic book releases this week and via social media accounts of some of the creators involved. All told, 51 creative teams have been announced so far, with Marvel receiving criticism online for only including nine women among the lineup, versus more than 80 men.

More information about the project, which is likely tied into Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski’s recent Twitter tease for a comic that will sell more than a million copies, is expected soon. The full creative lineup for the project so far released via teasers is:

Adam F. Goldberg and Adam Riches
Al Ewing and Cafu
Al Ewing and Carlos Pacheco
Al Ewing and Chris Weston
Al Ewing and Christian Ward
Al Ewing and Cory Smith
Al Ewing and Daniel Acuña
Al Ewing and George Perez
Al Ewing and Jesus Saiz
Al Ewing and Joshua Cassara
Al Ewing and Ron Garney
Al Ewing and Steve Epting
Alex Ross
Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung

Brad Meltzer and Julian Todino Tedesco

Charles Soule and Steve McNiven

Chip Zdarsky

Dan Slott and Marcos Martin

David F. Walker and J.J. Kirby

Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw

Ed Brisson and Jorge Fornes

Eve L. Ewing and Jen Bartel

Gail Simone and David Baldeon

Gerry Duggan and Chris Samnee

Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa

J. Michael Straczynski and Ed McGuinness

Jason Aaron and Goran Parlov
Jason Latour

Jeff Lemire

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale

Jeremy Whitley and Irene Koh

Joe Hill and Mike Allred

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld and Mattia De Iluis

Kathyrn Immonen and Stuart Immonen

Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez

Kelly Thompson and Pepe Larraz

Kurt Busiek and Cameron Stewart

Mark Waid and John Cassaday

Matthew Rosenberg and Leinil Francis Yu

Patrick Gleason

Peter David and Adam Kubert

Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Javier Rodiguez

Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka

Roy Thomas and Rod Reis

Ryan North and James Harren

Saladin Ahmed and Steve Rude

Taboo and Geoffery Veregge
Tini Howard and Kia Asamiya

Toby Whithouse and Alan Davis

Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz
Tom Taylor and Juann Cabal

Walt Simonson

Lord and Miller recently inked a nine-figure deal with Sony Pictures TV to develop a Marvel Universe based on the characters it has licensed. What Lord, Miller and Rodriguez’s contribution will be remains a mystery, but for those hoping for a continuation of Into the Spider-Verse, Spider-Gwen co-creator Jason Latour is offering one of those in June, as he revealed on Twitter: