Two archers. One-shot.

Artist Stefano Raffaele really hits the target with his art and designs for GENERATIONS: HAWKEYE #1, a fact you’ll witness for yourself on August 30 and when you see his words and sketches her in this exclusive behind-the-scenes peek.

Marvel.com: Stefano, we see some Romita Sr. in your take on Kate Bishop—who are your artistic inspirations?

Stefano Raffaele: As a child I grew up reading thousands of classics, and my top favorite artists have always been masters like John Romita Sr., John Buscema, Neal Adams, and Alex Raymond. I try to mix my love for modern and classic together in my drawing style.

Marvel.com: What kind of a feeling did you want to evoke from your presentation of Hawkeye himself here?

Stefano Raffaele: I tried to give Hawkeye a classic feeling, but also look very powerful at the same time. I wanted the reader to “feel at home.” with Clint. I tried to be very respectful of his classic costume, because I know he’s a character that every Marvel fan loves very much.

Marvel.com: We love this great series of pages that leads up to the big full-page confrontation splash. How do you get that sense of movement, like in a film?

Stefano Raffaele: Cinematic storytelling is always my first goal when doing comics. The drawings are important, of course, and they must be powerful, but the right shots are always my main concern when approaching a new page.

Marvel.com: What do you prefer drawing the most: People? Backgrounds? Mechanical?

Stefano Raffaele: People come first, but I give great attention to backgrounds, too, because I think it’s very important to work “around” the characters. I have a lot of fun going into details with backgrounds!

Marvel.com: And what’s your theory on the balance between lights and darks on a page? You seem to have a great mastery of it—is that a challenge for you?

Stefano Raffaele: I am a big fan of old black-and-white movies, from Hitchcock to Truffaut, so I try to put that into my drawings, always mixing modern and classic.

Kate Bishop, A.K.A. Hawkeye, finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a battle royal between the world’s most skilled sharpshooters — including an inexplicably young Clint Barton, A.K.A. the OTHER Hawkeye with GENERATIONS: HAWKEYE & HAWKEYE from Kelly Thompson & Stefano Raffaele on August 30!

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Open up a scorching sketchbook as Jean Grey meets The Phoenix!

We don’t know exactly how and we don’t know exactly why, but the adult version of Jean Grey will return in GENERATIONS: PHOENIX & JEAN GREY on August 9. Part of the anthology series celebrating Marvel’s many legacy characters, this Cullen Bunn-written/R.B. Silva-illustrated one-shot promises to have plenty of fans talking as the original Marvel Girl meets up with the youthful Jean currently appearing in her own series and X-MEN: BLUE.

An original member of the X-Men, Jean Grey used her telepathic and telekinetic abilities to battle evil. Eventually the Phoenix Force found her and took over her body, causing all kinds of problems, including her own death!

The younger version of Jean who’s been kicking around the Marvel Universe for the past few years originally thought she came from the past, but eventually learned she and her pals traveled from an alternate dimension. Still, she worries about what the impending arrival of the Phoenix Force might mean for herself.

We talked with Silva about drawing these two together!

Marvel.com: Aside from costumes and age, what are the key physical and design differences between the two Jeans?

R.B. Silva: I believe young Jean is still developing physically, and as the story progresses, she will learn more about herself. On the other hand, classic Jean possesses this strong, invincible posture, consistent with her age.

Marvel.com:  When you first starting talking about drawing this book, was there ever any discussion about giving the original Jean a new costume? Or were you all always planning on going with the classic green and yellow look?

R.B. Silva: The classic suit was something we set for the story from the very beginning.

Marvel.com: On the other hand, you’ve got the younger Jean Grey working with a new costume. Did that take any getting used to as you got into the series?

R.B. Silva: Yes, especially those “Xs” on the chest and the gloves.

Marvel.com: Younger Jean Grey has been trying to figure out how not to become a victim of the Phoenix Force. What’s it like for her when she comes face to face with this older version of herself who’s dealt with it for years?

R.B. Silva: She feels admiration and fear. There’s a lot of respect on her partl it feels baffling to inquire of Jean/Phoenix how she deals with that sentiment all the time.

Marvel.com: How has it been working with Cullen and the editorial team on this story that promises to become a huge part in Jean Grey’s history?

R.B. Silva: Cullen is extremely talented. We have worked together before, in other projects, and that made things easier for us to develop this story. The editorial staff is perfectly synced, and I’m confident enough to say this project will be among the best ones in the whole year. I am very happy to be a part of this team.

GENERATIONS: PHOENIX & JEAN GREY from Cullen Bunn and R.B. Silva blazes a new path on August 9!

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Comics' top creators forge the future of the Marvel Universe this August!

Once upon a time, a kid from New York City picked up a shield and charged into battle…A prodigal son lifted a sacred hammer and proved himself worthy…And an arrogant genius forged an armor that would harness his true potential. Together, they became some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and ushered in the age of marvels! This August, prepare for Marvel’s GENERATIONS, but…what is the startling secret that ties them all together?

GENERATIONSbrings together Miles Morales and Peter Parker, Laura Kinney and Logan, Amadeus Cho and Bruce Banner, plus more, and illuminates the path that all these heroes will take into the future for a thrilling quest unlike anything seen in the Marvel Universe before.

A colossal collaboration of today’s greatest creators, Marvel’s GENERATIONS continues the evolution of the Marvel Universe as the new class of heroes stand shoulder to shoulder with those who have trail blazed their legacy.

Running August to September, this 10-issue series put to the test in this universe-wide team-up that will shed light on the most pressing questions about the future of the Marvel Universe, and the fate of everyone’s favorite heroes.

August On Sale

GENERATIONS: THE STRONGEST starring Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk
Written by Greg Pak
Art by Matteo Buffagni

GENERATIONS: THE PHOENIX starring The Phoenix and Jean Grey
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by RB Silva

GENERATIONS: THE BEST starring Wolverine and All-New Wolverine
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Ramon Rosanas

GENERATIONS: THE THUNDER starring The Mighty Thor and The Unworthy Thor
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Mahmud Asrar

GENERATIONS: THE ARCHERS starring Hawkeyes, Clint Barton and Kate Bishop
Written by Kelly Thompson
Art by Stefano Raffaele

September On Sale

GENERATIONS: THE BRAVEST starring Captain Mar-Vell and Captain Marvel
Written by Margie Stohl
Art by Brent Schoonover

GENERATIONS: THE MARVELS starring Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel
Written by G. Willow Wilson

GENERATIONS: THE IRON starring Iron Man and Ironheart
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Marco Rudy

GENERATIONS: THE SPIDERS starring Peter Parker: Spider-Man and Miles Morales: Spider-Man
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Ramon Perez

GENERATIONS: THE AMERICAS starring Steve Rogers: Captain America and Sam Wilson: Captain America
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Paul Renaud

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The comics industry's top creators forge the future of the Marvel Universe this August!

Once upon a time, a kid from New York City picked up a shield and charged into battle…a prodigal son lifted a sacred hammer and proved himself worthy…and an arrogant genius forged an armor that would harness his true potential. Together, they became some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and ushered in the Age of Marvels! Today, Marvel Comics is proud to present an exciting new series, done in the mighty Marvel mannerr uniting Marvel’s iconic heroes with their modern-day torchbearers for a fun and fast-paced adventure fans have been waiting for! This August, prepare for Marvel’s GENERATIONS!

GENERATIONS brings together Miles Morales and Peter Parker, Laura Kinney and Logan, Amadeus Cho and Bruce Banner, plus more, and illuminates the path that all these heroes will take into the future for a thrilling quest unlike anything seen in the Marvel Universe before.

A colossal collaboration of today’s greatest creators, Marvel’s GENERATIONS continues the evolution of the Marvel Universe as the new class of heroes stand shoulder to shoulder with those who have trail blazed their legacy.

“Marvel’s greatest icons return to the page this August, paired with the next generation of the Marvel Universe,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “However, do all our heroes emerge from GENERATIONS as they entered, or become something greater? If you want to know where Marvel is headed in the future, you don’t want to miss GENERATIONS.”

Running August to September, this 10-issue maxi-series put to the test in this universe-wide team-up that will shed light on the most pressing questions about the future of the Marvel Universe, and the fate of everyone’s favorite heroes.

GENERATIONS: THE BEST starring Wolverine and All-New Wolverine
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Ramon Rosanas

GENERATIONS: THE AMERICAS starring Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Paul Renaud

GENERATIONS: THE BRAVEST starring Captain Mar-Vell and Captain Marvel
Written by Margie Stohl
Art by Brent Schoonover

GENERATIONS: THE THUNDER starring The Mighty Thor and The Unworthy Thor
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Mahmud Asrar

GENERATIONS: THE STRONGEST starring Bruce Banner and Amadeus Cho
Written by Greg Pak

GENERATIONS: THE ARCHERS starring Clint Barton and Kate Bishop
Written by Kelly Thompson

GENERATIONS: THE IRON starring Iron Man and Ironheart
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Marco Rudy

GENERATIONS: THE MARVELS starring Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel
Written by G. Willow Wilson

GENERATIONS: THE SPIDERS starring Peter Parker and Miles Morales
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Ramon Perez

GENERATIONS: THE PHOENIX starring Phoenix and Jean Grey
Written by Cullen Bunn

No corner of the Marvel Universe will be left unaffected as heroes collide and set the stage for a bright bold future! This is GENERATIONS!

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Coming summer 2017!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more details on Generations, coming summer 2017!

Generations by Alex Ross

Generations by Alex Ross

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