After days of teaser images from Marvel hinting at some kind of new series, this morning the publisher finally announced a relaunch of Mighty Avengers. Written by Al Ewing with art from Greg Land, the new series features a team led by Luke Cage, with Falcon, White Tiger, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Blue Marvel, Monica Rambeau (now named Spectrum), a new Ronin, and the new Power Man as members. Notably, the team is comprised mostly of heroes who are people of color and/or women.
Mighty Avengers has been championed by Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, who in the past has gone on record as describing the idea of an Avengers team comprised of all or mostly black characters as being "contrived," but now says, "people who are interested in these characters and want to see heroes that reflect them have a genuine point."
Uncanny Avengers #5 was mostly a strong issue, the best of the series so far, in part because it gave readers the clearest sense of the team's dynamic and purpose, and in part because the guest art from Olivier Coipel was exceptional. Yet there was one part o
On a conference call with comics press today, writer Rick Remender and editor Tom Breevort revealed additions to the Uncanny Avengers team. Starting with issue #5, the team's roster will expand to nine members, with Sunfire,
A new creative team and new direction for a relaunched Secret Avengers book was the headline announcement at Marvel's Avengers panel at New York Comic Con on Saturday -- but there were also some other secrets revealed, including the names of three additional members of the sprawling non-secret Avengers line-up. Writers Jonathan Hickman, Dennis Hopeless
Longtime collaborators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley will pass the reigns of their current Avengers ongoing to the new creative team of Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) and Italian artist Stefano Caselli (The Amazing Spider-Man) with Avengers Assemble #9 in November (with a recolored cover by Steve McNiven). The book's core cast will include DeConnick's new take on Captain
First announced earlier this week, Marvel NOW! is a new and ambitious publishing initiative whereby Marvel Comics will launch (or in several cases, relaunch) new ongoing series nearly every week between October 2012 and February 2013. While not a reboot of its long-running narratives and mythologies, Marvel NOW! will see several series such as Iron Man and Capta
Marvel Comics began its Saturday proceedings at New York Comic Con with a packed panel discussion about its popular Avengers . Panelists included Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso with writers Christos Gage, Kieron Gillen, Matt Fraction, and editors Tom Brevoort. and C.B. Cebulski. Director of Communications Arune Singh moderated the panel, which included fan questions and annou
Popular comics creators and regular collaborators Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness (Hulk, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) confirmed this week the coming of Avengers: X-Sanction, which sees time-displaced X-Man Cable take on Captain America and the Avengers. Previously identified as "Cable Reborn," the project will take the form of
In a recent Formspring question and answer with fans, the frequently and refreshingly candid Marvel Executive VP Tom Brevoort answered several questions from fans about whether apathetic fans or angry fans were worse for sales of comic books, and his answer was unequivocal: When it comes to selling comics, it's better to be hated than to be ignored.
As an auspicious start to a most welcome initiative, Marvel Comics announced this week Doctor Strange: From the Marvel Vault #1, the first in a series of previously unreleased works finally seeing the light. On sale in February 2011, the Doctor Strange one-shot wa
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