Marvel Comics has released a behind the scenes featurette for their upcoming new comic series Monsters Unleashed! video gives us the best look and explanation yet of what this whole thing will entail. It features new monster art from the series along with interviews with the talented individuals who are working on it.
The creative team explained that they wanted to use this opportunity to create some new monsters to play with. Editor-in-Chief Axel Alfonso said:
“We took it upon ourselves to create monsters for the 21st century. To take the monsters that inspired us when we were kids reading these comic books. What would they look like today in the Marvel universe, and we put five of our hottest artist, Adam Kubert, Leinil Yu, Steve McNiven, Salvador Larrocca, and Greg Land, and we put them all to the task of creating their vision for a cool monster in the Marvel Universe in the 21st century, and we think they all rose to the challenge.”
Assistant Editor Christina Harrington added:
“We told them something out of a nightmare, something that you would want Captain America to punch right in the face. Cullen Bunn, our wonderful writer, has sort of tapped the imagination of anybody who’s obsessed with Kaiju films or monster movies of any kind “
Here’s the synopsis:
“Hundreds and thousands of monsters have descended onto the Marvel Universe to wreak havoc. This is an all hands on deck situation for the Marvel heroes. All the Marvel superheroes have to get past whatever differences they have with each other, unify, and fight against this for the fate of the planet.
“As skyscraper-sized behemoths rampage across the globe – it’s all hands on deck in the highly-anticipated MONSTERS UNLEASHED event! Kicking off on January 18th in comic stores everywhere, series writer Cullen Bunn and five superstar artists bring you a blockbuster epic that has to be seen to be believed. But before heroes everywhere go toe-to-toe with these gargantuan beasts, hear from the minds behind the massive monster mayhem with a special MONSTERS UNLEASHED BEHIND THE SCENES FEATURETTE.”