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Spencer and Bagley Keep The Event Ball Rolling with ‘Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill’ [Preview]

Cover by Daniel Acuña
Cover by Daniel Acuña

 

On February 17th, the Avengers find themselves in small town with a big secret in Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill #1, written by Captain America: Sam Wilson‘s Nick Spencer with art by All-New X-Men‘s Mark Bagley.

Beyond “little town with something big and weird going on” the press release reveals nothing about the plot except that it’s meant to lead to other things. Likewise, there are only two preview pages, and they’re just the Winter Soldier sneaking through a SHIELD facility and watching a recording of an explosion. But it seems safe to assume that this will be part of the road to Civil War II, because every story at Marvel is the road to the next story.

The book also features elderly Steve Rogers, written by Nick Spencer, and there’s a cosmic cube on the cover. You don’t suppose this is how he becomes young enough to be a Captain America again? Who am I kidding, of course it is.

 

Variant Cover by Matt Rhodes
Variant Cover by Matt Rhodes
Hip-Hop Variant by Andrew Robinson
Hip-Hop Variant by Andrew Robinson
Variant Cover by Skottie Young
Variant Cover by Skottie Young
Art by Mark Bagley
Art by Mark Bagley
Art by Mark Bagley
Art by Mark Bagley

Here’s the official word from Marvel:

The prelude to the Spring’s blockbuster Avengers event is here! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside AVENGERS STANDOFF: WELCOME TO PLEASANT HILL #1, from fan-favorite creators Nick Spencer (Steve Rogers: Captain America, Sam Wilson: Captain America, Astonishing Ant-Man) and Mark Bagley (All-New X-Men)! From the outside, it looks like the perfect small-town community. But underneath the surface, Pleasant Hill has its fair share of secrets. Pleasant Hill is the kind of place where folks look out for each other. Where everyone knows who their neighbors are. But who are you, friend? And what are you doing in Pleasant Hill? The mystery begins this February in AVENGERS STANDOFF: WELCOME TO PLEASANT HILL #1!

 

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