The idea of these strips was to convey a basic science-based story set in the Marvel universe. The first was Spider-Man and volcanoes, this one's all about Tsunamis. It was based very much on the Iron Man of the movies, and the computer was originally called Jarvis but was simplified at the editorial stage. These stories were initially going to appear as one-off adventures, but as the series progressed the seemingly disparate events would all tie together into a big crossover and the Battle for the Planet would begin, involving the entire Marvel universe. I guess this was my only chance to do an Invasion/Civil War epic with Marvel characters. Sigh.
Unless... Joe, are you reading this? Call me!
The next is the X-Men and is all about magnets (guess who's in that one!) also drawn by Gary Erskine. Stay tuned, true believers!