Marvel has announced Strange Tale MAX #1 is headed our way in September.  The 48-page anthology features stories by Paul Pope, Peter Bagge, Molly Crabapple &John Leavitt, Junko Mizuno, Dash Shaw, James Kochalka, Johnny Ryan, Michael Kupperman, Nick Bertozzi, Nicholas Gurewich, Jason and more, and features a plethora of Marvel characters from Spider-Man to the Hulk.

“Flat out, this is the apex of human artistic achievement. This is it. The end. The crowning result of tens of millions of years of evolution, right here, in three packed-to-the-gills issues,” said Editor John Barber. “The philosophy of the book was to have these creators from ‘indy’ or ‘alternative’ or “literary” or ‘art’ comics come in and do what they do best. I think Marvel readers will really dig seeing radically different versions of their favorite characters, and the fans of these cartoonists will get to see the creators work in a milieu they never thought they’d get to see. It’s win-win. It’s really the best of both worlds.”

Sounds like an interesting series, and with it being part of the MAX line, anything could happen.

via Marvel

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  1. Jaded Jay
    June 8, 2009 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    Pff, transparent.

    Marvel aping a Wednesday Comics type shtick.

  2. Jim
    June 8, 2009 at 7:13 pm — Reply

    That’s a damn impressive lineup of alt-comics. I’m definitely intrigued by this.

  3. David
    June 9, 2009 at 6:57 am — Reply

    This is a bunch of projects in course for some time now and Marvel finally are putting them together.

  4. June 12, 2009 at 10:20 pm — Reply

    Better have some Dr Strange action!

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