Written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Valerio Schiti, Marvel‘s G.O.D.S. launches this October. The series features main covers by Mateus Manhanini. Issue #3 hits comic shops on Wednesday, December 20. Noto’s variant cover for the issue features the series’ major characters. These include “Wyn, servant of The-Powers-That-Be; Aiko Maki, Ninety-Seventh Centivar of The-Natural-Order-of-Things; Dimitri, chained apprentice [of] The-Powers-That-Be; Mia, a magic girl caught between The-Powers-That-Be and The-Natural-Order-of-Things; and Cubisk Core, a Proto-Mage with an insidious agenda.”
Check out Phil Noto’s variant cover for G.O.D.S. #3 below:
In addition to Noto’s issue #3 cover, Marvel has provided the aforementioned encyclopedia teaser. This informative image provides definitions for some of the key terms featured in G.O.D.S. — such as “The-Powers-That-Be,” “The-Natural-Order-of-Things,” “Avatar,” “Centivar,” “The Centrum,” “Babylon Event,” “Proto-Mage,” and “The Compact.” Check it out below:
G.O.D.S. redefines the Marvel Universe’s pantheon
“When I came back to Marvel a few years ago, I wrote two series bibles. The first was HOUSE OF X and the other one was G.O.D.S.,” Hickman said of the new series. “To say that I’m excited to finally be able to share this story with everyone is a massive understatement. G.O.D.S. takes place in its own special corner of the Marvel Universe — in the cracks that lie at the intersection of science and magic — and revisits some characters and concepts that we’ve reimagined for a more modern, continuity-driven audience.”
An official synopsis for G.O.D.S. #1 reads as follows: “The infinite détente between THE-NATURAL-ORDER-OF-THINGS and THE-POWERS-THAT-BE nears an end. Old acquaintances are reunited during a Babylon Event. The Lion of Wolves throws the worst parties. Don’t look under the table. There’s a John Wilkes Booth penny on the ground.”
G.O.D.S. #1 goes on sale October 4 from Marvel Comics. G.O.D.S. #2 arrives on November 8, followed by issue #3 on December 20 and issue #4 on January 24, 2024.