Marvel announce new "Marvel Knights" collections
Around the turn of the century (that is so weird to say...), Marvel Comics launched a new imprint called Marvel Knights. While the stories themselves were in continuity, the line allowed top-tier talent to craft their own visions and directions for the characters. With books like Daredevil from Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada, and Jimmy Palmiotti, Black Panther from Christopher Priest and Mark Texeira, and The Punisher from Garth Ennis and the late Steve Dillon, the Marvel Knights line was chock full of amazing stories that are influential to this day.
Now, Marvel have announced that they will be re-releasing the line in a series of new trade paperbacks, so a whole new generation of fans can read these iconic works. Per their release:
Announcing the Marvel Knights 20thAnniversary Trade Program!
Twenty years…time flies.
New York, NY—March 30, 2018—Visionary creators such as Joe Quesada, Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev, Garth Ennis, Christopher Priest, Steve Dillon, David W. Mack, Grant Morrison, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jae Lee, Kevin Smith, Jeph Loeb, and more created the stories that would change the comics industry! And together, with co-founders and editors Quesada and Palmiotti at the helm, they would become superstar legends for their revolutionary work!
With Marvel Knights, Marvel traded traditional style for daring storytelling, creating new and bold tales for Marvel icons such as Punisher, Daredevil, The Inhumans, Black Widow, and Black Panther. By reinventing classic characters and focusing on strong stand-alone story arcs, Marvel Knights nearly recreated the Original Graphic Novel as monthly comic format – and became the industry’s spark that paved the way for the bright and intrepid stories of today’s heroes!
This fall, in honor of the critically acclaimed imprint’s 20thanniversary, Marvel is celebrating the inception of Marvel Knights by bringing fans a uniform set of new trade paperbacks featuring the best of Marvel Knights, as well as two brand new Omnibus editions. Find your favorite in your local comic shop starting this September!
·DAREDEVIL BY SMITH & QUESADA: GUARDIAN DEVIL TPB
-COLLECTING: Daredevil (1998) 1-8, 1/2
·BLACK PANTHER BY PRIEST & TEXEIRA: THE CLIENT TPB
-COLLECTING: Black Panther (1998) 1-5
·MARVEL KNIGHTS BY DIXON & BARRETO: DEFENDERS OF THE STREETS TPB
-COLLECTING: Marvel Knights (2000) 1-15
·FANTASTIC FOUR BY MORRISON & LEE: 1234 TPB
-COLLECTING: Fantastic Four: 1234 1-4, material from Marvel Knights Double-Shot 2
·DAREDEVIL BY BENDIS & MALEEV: UNDERBOSS TPB
-COLLECTING: Daredevil (1998) 26-31
·BLACK WIDOW BY GRAYSON & RUCKA: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
-COLLECTING: Black Widow (1999) 1-3, Black Widow (2001) 1-3, Black Widow: Pale Little Spider 1-3
·CAPTAIN AMERICA BY RIEBER & CASSADAY: THE NEW DEAL TPB
-COLLECTING: Captain America (2002) 1-6
·MARVEL KNIGHTS BY JOE QUESADA OMNIBUS HC
-COLLECTING: Daredevil (1998) 1-15, 1/2; Daredevil: Father 1-6; Marvel Authentix: Daredevil 1; material from Marvel Knights Double-Shot 1
·PUNISHER BY GARTH ENNIS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 1 TPB
-COLLECTING: Punisher (2000) 1-12, Punisher (2001) 1-5, Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe
·MARVEL BOY BY MORRISON & JONES TPB
-COLLECTING: Marvel Boy 1-6
·DAREDEVIL: MARVEL KNIGHTS by BENDIS, GALE & JENKINS TPB
-COLLECTING: Daredevil/Spider-Man #1-4 & one-shot, Daredevil: Ninja #1-3, Daredevil (1998) #20-25
·DAREDEVIL BY MACK & QUESADA: PARTS OF A HOLE TPB
-COLLECTING: Daredevil (1998) 9-15
·JEPH LOEB & TIM SALE: YELLOW, BLUE, GRAY & WHITE OMNIBUS HC
-COLLECTING: Daredevil: Yellow 1-6, Spider-Man: Blue 1-6, Hulk: Gray 1-6, Captain America: White 0-5
Check out the gallery of tentative covers below.