The MCU's Miss Minutes is coming to Marvel Comics.
Although not listed in Marvel's ordering description for December 22's Timeless #1, Newsarama has confirmed the publisher is planning a Miss Minutes variant cover to Timeless #1 by an as-yet-unnamed artist.
Although many of the elements of Disney Plus' Loki were pulled from Marvel comics, Miss Minutes was an original creation for the show with no apparent ties to any pre-existing Marvel Comics character or concept. Marvel Comics has already adopted the MCU term of 'variant' from the MCU as of September 15's Fantastic Four #35, so this Miss Minutes variant could be a sign there's more coming.
Of course, this Miss Minutes Timeless #1 variant could instead be just a stray variant cover taking advantage of the ancillary MCU character's popularity - but if so, you'd think there'd be more to it.
December 22's Timeless #1 is a Kang-centric Marvel event that will act as a sampler platter of Marvel's 2022 plans, but be warned: Kang can travel into the future, and he doesn't give spoiler warnings.
"Kang the Conqueror always knows what happens next - it's a perk of being from the 31st century. But when chronal chaos throws the future he expects into disarray, the Conqueror finds a new challenge to pit himself against- and he's delighted by it," MacKay explained in the original announcement of Timeless #1. "In his adventure across the timelines, Kang will reveal things that will happen in the coming years, things that could, and things that should never."
Similar to specials like DC Universe Rebirth #1, Marvel Comics #1001, and Incoming #1, Timeless serves to set up the publisher's various 2022 plans through its story of Kang facing an unnamed antagonist described as "a foe both new and old." In the original announcement, Timeless was framed as a fight between Kang and a "threatening new timeline" that emerges. Could it be the product of one of the numerous Kang variants? That's the kind of force he's fighting in his current Kang the Conqueror limited series.
"Some futures will be revealed, others hinted at, and yet others will be annihilated- but which are which?" MacKay says, teasingly.
Sounds like just the job for Miss Minutes, right?
According to Marvel, Timeless will touch upon 2022 storylines for the X-Men, Daredevil, Venom, the Avengers, and "all the major players in the Marvel pantheon."
MacKay's Timeless #1 script will be drawn by Kev Walker, Mark Bagley, and Greg Land. Immortal Hulk artist Joe Bennett was originally announced to be the third artist on Timeless, but Marvel has confirmed his replacement by Land. Marvel has decided to end its working relationship with Bennett.
"Our magnificent Marvel fans are sure to be thrilled by the spectacular stories we have planned for 2022," says Marvel editor-in-chief CB Cebulski, "and Timeless serves as its seismic setup, taking our characters to some most unexpected places – and time periods – with plenty of secrets and surprises along the way! A look at Marvel's past, present, and future...it's all connected!"
Kael Ngu has drawn the primary cover to Timeless #1, and he'll be joined with variant covers by Don Heck (a 'Hidden Gem'), Natacha Bustos, Juann Cabal, Carmen Carnero, Joshua Cassara, Iban Coello, Patrick Gleason, Peach Momoko, RB Silva, and the aforementioned Miss Minutes variant by an as-yet-unnamed artist.
Timeless #1 goes on sale on December 22.
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