Marvel Comics has revealed the new creative team and hero roster for the upcoming relaunch of Avengers.
Avengers #1 comes from writer Jason Aaron and artist Ed Guinness. The series will reunite the three core Avengers of Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man. They’ll be joined by returning Avengers She-Hulk, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange as well as newcomer Ghost Rider. IGN’s story notes that Doctor Strange will only be on the team for a limited time as his spot is a “rotating slot.”
Avengers will be the only Avengers title in Marvel’s “Fresh Start” lineup. Avengers will ship 18 issues a year, replacing the multiple-series franchise of titles that included books like New Avengers, Secret Avengers, and Uncanny Avengers in the past. It kicks off on May 9!
“Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be rolling out new beginnings for a few of our key franchises—new creative teams, new starting points, new storylines—all the big stuff that we’ve been building towards since Marvel Legacy began. This isn’t a clearing of the slate—while these new starts will kick off with new #1s, we’ll be maintaining the classic Legacy issue counts as dual numbering on these titles as well,” says SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “Oh, and don’t read anything into not seeing a character on the Jim Cheung piece…we can only squeeze so many characters in there without killing poor Jim!”
In AVENGERS, the Big Three are reunited at last! Thor Odinson, Steve Rogers, and Tony Stark join forces once again to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials! And as teased throughout the pages of recent Marvel Comics, the Final Host will arrive…
Joining Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man in the new iteration of the team will be an unexpected, unprecedented collection of superheroes! Get a peek at Ed McGuinness’ art for AVENGERS #1 here!