There's a lot of reasons right now not to feel super great about being an American, but one reason to celebrate is the impending release of Marvel's USAvengers by Al Ewing and Paco Medina. The new series sees Sunspot's Avengers Idea Mechanics go national and government sponsored, and to commemorate the first issue Marvel has over fifty variant covers by Rod Reis, one for every state in the union and some more besides.

While some of the assignments might not seem quite right, like Namor representing North Carolina or The Wasp representing Tennessee, but Marvel's Executive Editor Tom Brevoort notes that “We did extensive research through Marvel’s history to be able to align a particular Avenger with each individual State. Beginning with places of birth, and expanding outward to key stories featuring the character in that particular location, we were able to hone in on a specific and unique Avengers character with a connection to each of the fifty States—and more!”

Marvel also released a chart showing which state has the most civic pride and ordered the most copies of its variant. While it's not surprise that Texas, New York and California made the list, it's a bit embarrassing for the USA that the United Kingdom's Captain Britain-focused variant is the top selling by a wide margin.

 

 

Here's the solicitation information for the first issue

U.S.AVENGERS #1
AL EWING (W) • PACO MEDINA (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY RYAN STEGMAN
Young Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
HIP-HOP VARIANT BY OMAR CASANOVA
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
XCI Variant Cover by TBA
US State and Canada Variants Also Available
Blank Variant Cover also available
In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs a team of heroes they can rely on. Welcome to... American Intelligence Mechanics! A.I.M. will dare any danger – no matter how awesome that danger might be – to save their nation from the wildest, weirdest threats of all! The most patriotic super-group ever is here to save the day. And they’ll do it all looking tried and true in the red, white & blue! Can you live without... the U.S.Avengers?
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