On sale now is The Avengers #12.1, a special issue of Marvel's flagship superhero team book explicitly designed to welcome new readers to the series. Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Bryan Hitch & Paul Neary, The Avengers #12.1 will likely entice those of you who've been excited by Marvel's films based on Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk and Captain America but unsure where to begin with Avengers comic books. You can check out an explosive preview below.Given the huge amount of interest in Marvel Studios' films based on the company's classic superheroes, it's appropriate that The Avengers #12.1 is created by Brian Bendis and Bryan Hitch, as their work has strongly informed the depictions of those characters on screen. A self-contained issue that also sets hints at an Avengers saga to come in 2012 (just in time for the movie!), The Avengers #12.1 is on sale now in comics stores everywhere and can be purchased online from Things From Another World.

AVENGERS #12.1

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH

START READING with this Point One Issue!

Prepare for the upcoming high-stakes Avengers event with a battle between the Avengers and the Intelligencia, the return of SWORD, and the dissapearance of Spider-Woman!. Bendis and modern master Bryan Hitch Join forces for this very special, all-new Avengers story that is not only an explosive action-packed self-contained thriller but a prologue to an Avengers saga that will rock the entire Marvel Universe next year. Guest starring the New and Secret Avengers!

32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99