Here at ComicsAlliance, we proudly wear our fondness for Marvel's Strange Tales anthologies on our sleeve. Both sleeves, actually. And if one of us sprouted a third arm, we would stitch on another sleeve, and wear it on that one too. Why so many sleeves? Because seeing our favorite indie creators given free reign with Marvel's heroes and villains is a many splendored thing. Take December's Strange Tales II #3, for example. It's got stories by Eduardo Medeiros, Benjamin Marra and best of all, a Nick Gurewitch comic drawn by Kate Beaton putting their spin on the Avengers.

Describing its creators as "the best," Marvel's official solicitation copy is right on the money, and at $4.99 for 48 pages, the issue itself is right on the money as well:
Marvel's critically acclaimed indie anthology concludes! The best, most exciting cartoonists working today re-imagine Marvel's greatest characters in three giant-sized issues! And with no ads! Get excited, folks. Comics absolutely do not get more awesome than this!
Check out the first three pages from Medeiros' "With a Little Help From My Friends," Marra's "U.S. Agent Vs. The Terror-Saur," and Gurewitch and Beaton's Avengers tale below:

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