30 years ago my friend and long time comic art collaborator, Mike Zeck and I were asked by then Marvel Comics EIC, Jim Shooter to jump off the artwork on Captain America and take on a new 12 issue series that he [ Shooter ] was writing.
Mike and I both were enjoying our run on Cap and it was hard to leave him, but in the end we took a chance on this “new” project. The idea was to use most of the Marvel Universe characters to develop a story of epic proportions.
Beyond the success of the series, probably in my opinion and many others, the most exciting thing to happen was the re-design of Spider-Man’s costume from blue and red to “black” by Zeck. This new look appeared first in issue #8, which has now become a highly collectable issue of the series.