Marvel Senior Vice President of Publishing and Exeutive Editor Tom Breevort had an idea for the cover of the upcoming Marvel 75th Anniversary Special and how he arrived at such a unifying image was "pretty simple, actually". Breevort wanted to put a character in the position of the reader and who better than Peter Parker, the company's iconic Spider-Man? The image shows "that you can open up a Marvel comic and become instantly drawn into a world of color and fantasy and adventure.”
Here's the spectacular image:
What's that? Oh. That's the concept sketch Breevort came up with before the idea was given to cover artist Paolo Rivera.
Okay that's better (and look, it even has the Fantastic Four on it!).
The Marvel 75th Anniversary Special is 64 pages and features all-new stories by teams like Stan Lee and Bruce Timm (featuring Captain America), Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos (featuring Jessica Jones), and Len Wein and Paul Gulacy (featuring Wolverine). James Robinson will be working on a story during the Fantastic Four's origin that shows where other characters were. Other talent in the special include Tom DeFalco, Stan Goldberg, Scott Hanna, and others. There are also plans to do a piece or have a section that honors Marvel contributors that have passed away. Breevort want this to be seen as a love letter that balances old and recent material.
Look for the Marvel 75th Anniversary Special in October.