Marvel Comics has revealed all of the covers that will grace Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti‘s G.O.D.S. #1. The publisher has also released new preview pages from the debut issue.

Due for release this October, G.O.D.S. #1 is written by Hickman, illustrated by Schiti, colored by Marte Gracia, and lettered by VC’s Travis Lanham. Mateus Manhanini serves as the new series’ main cover artist. Additionally, issue #1 features variant covers by Ejikure, Mahmud Asrar and Matthew Wilson, Peach Momoko, and Skottie Young. Meanwhile, six new, fully-lettered preview pages from the issue depict a Babylon Event — that is, a “rare occurrence that has the potential to upend the cosmic pantheon!”

Check out all of the covers and the new preview pages for G.O.D.S. #1 below:

Mateus ManhaniniEjikureMahmud Asrar & Matthew WilsonPeach MomokoSkottie Young

Hickman and Schiti G.O.D.S. centers on two new Marvel characters named Wyn and Aiko, who are “devoted members of The-Powers-That-Be and The-Natural-Order-of-Things, opposing factions that serve the omnipotent forces of the Marvel Universe.” An official synopsis for issue #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.”

“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. “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.”

Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort compared G.O.D.S. to two other prominent fantasy comics: Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga. “This really sits on the axis of Saga and Sandman,” Brevoort said. “There are some certain stylistic similarities. It’s definitely a different flavor than what we do at Marvel.”

G.O.D.S. #1 goes on sale Wednesday, October 4 from Marvel Comics.

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