Marvel’s superheroes are such classic characters that everyone knows where they came from. Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider, Bruce Banner got caught in the blast of his own gamma bomb experiment, etc. There’s nothing that superhero publishers like more than a bit of reinvention though – it gives them the opportunity to publish the same story again and maybe add some new twists or iron out some inconsistencies that, in hindsight, never quite worked.
Mythos is Marvel’s recent series of ‘reboots’, which sees new and improved origin stories for a range of classic characters. This volume sees all big guns reinvigorated: Spider-Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Captain America and X-Men.