It was announced at SDCC’s retailers-only that the Marvel Knights line will be relaunched and writer Donny Cates will head up the project. The story was first broken by Newsarama who also included that Cates recently signed an extension on his exclusive deal with Marvel.
“I am showrunning this new thing that we’re doing,” said Cates said to retailers.
Tini Howard, Matthew Rosenberg, and Vita Ayala are the first round of creators hand picked my Cates. The relaunched Marvel Knights line will feature the original characters from the 1998 run and will launch in November with the one-shot MK20 #1.
Marvel Knights was an imprint published by Marvel Comics that placed characters just outside of the main universe (Earth-616). This is a real return to classic Marvel and could help the publisher replicate the success that competitor DC Comics has had with their Young ANimal and Vertigo imprints.
Keep your eyes peeled in November for MK20 #1.