With Avengers: Infinity War breaking the box office around the world, it’s safe to say that 2018 is the year of The Avengers. But that’s not the only reason to do so! This Wednesday sees the release of a brand-new Avengers #1 and based on everything we know about it looks like it could easily be just as much a hit.
Read on to find out more about it and to read a handful of preview pages.
Not a whole lot is known about the plot yet, but what we do know is that the team will be taking on the Celestials. These 2000-foot omnipotent space gods, way more powerful than Thanos and all the other Avenger’s enemies put together, have marked Earth for destruction. How will the team save the day? You’ll have to read the comic to find out!
We’ll also get another look at The Avengers from prehistoric times. We were first introduced to them in Marvel Legacy #1 and it looks like they’ll be back in this new comic book series.
With a new series comes a new line-up of heroes, with a mixture of the familiar and the more obscure. Fans of the movies will be familiar with the inclusion of Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange. But there are a few others that round out the team that you’ll also dig including She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, and Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes).
To spice things up the 8th slot in the team will be reserved for a rotating cast member. In this opening arc it will be Doctor Strange, but in the next arc it’ll be someone else. It allows the team to stay fresh and introduces readers to different heroes too.
An all-star Avengers line-up needs an all-star creative team, and oh boy we’ve got one here! This new comic will be written by Jason Aaron, who has been doing great things with Thor. On art duties is Ed McGuinness, who has worked on a bunch of big comics such as Superman, Hulk, and Deadpool. Rounding out the team are inker Mark Morales, colourist David Curiel, and letterer Cory Petit who are on the top of their game with this series.
This new series marks the streamlining of the Avengers line of comics. For the past few years, Marvel has had multiple Avengers comics every month, which was hard to keep up with. Instead, there will be only one Avengers comic that you have to follow. Although, it’ll come out 18 times a year – approximately every three weeks.
This is a great place to start reading if you’re a fan of the movies and you’re looking to check out the comics. I suspect that this series will be extremely popular, so you’ll want to get on the ground floor with this.
Avengers #1 is available from May 2nd from all good comic book stores as well as digitally.
Want to know more about Avengers #1? Take a sneak peek at some pages below.
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I’ve got this one on my pull-list along with Thor. I agree, Jason Aaron is a great writer and I’m enjoying both runs so far!