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‘Avengers Assemble’ by Brian Bendis and Mark Bagley, ‘Dexter’ Comic from ‘Dexter’ Novelist [NYCC 2011]

At the Marvel Comic Cup o’ Joe panel at New York Comic-Con, which featured both Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada along with a who’s who of Marvel executives, writers, and editors, the publisher not only teased the return of Sabretooth and the Phoenix, but also announced Avengers Assemble, a new ongoing series by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, and an ongoing Dexter comic written by Jeff Lindsay, the novelist whose books inspired the Showtime series about a principled serial killer.Avengers Assemble by Bendis and Bagley will debut in March, in advance of the May release of the big-screen Avengers film, and will focus on stand-alone stories about the characters featured in the movie: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow. The book will be in continuity with the rest of the Marvel Universe, and will feature the rise of a new Zodiac that threatens the very existence of the Marvel Universe.

At the very end of the panel, Quesada said, “I don’t know if you guys are fans of this little series called Dexter,” and briefly announced that Jeff Lindsay, the original author of the Dexter novels that inspired the Showtime series, will be writing a Dexter comic for Marvel. The first issue is slated for March 2012, and will feature all-new stories based on the world of the novels about blood spatter analyst and vigilante serial killer Dexter Morgan.

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