We already knew Marvel’s flagship team would be retooled in the wake of Secret Wars, but now we have some intriguing new details on the All New, All Different Avengers comic.
After giving us a peek at the new team on Free Comic Book Day, Marvel has officially announced All New, All Different Avengers, which is set to hit shelves in October. The comic run will be written by Eisner winner Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Captain America), with art by Adam Kubert and Mahmud Asrar.
The new team will be comprised of both Avengers alums and new recruits, piecing together a mix of some of Marvel’s most well-known — and buzzy — properties. The Avengers will be led by Tony Stark as Iron Man, along with Sam Wilson’s Captain America, Jane Foster’s Thor and Vision. As for the new recruits? We’ll have Miles Morales’ Spider-Man, Nova and Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel.
The new announcement from Marvel promises Waid's storyline will dive right into the action with a “baptism by chaos,” as the team has to face off with mid-tier baddie Warbringer on their first official outing. But the biggest new challenge might be something Earth’s Mightiest Heroes haven’t had to worry about for a long time: money. It seems the aftermath of Secret Wars will somehow see Tony Stark unable to fully bankroll the super-team. Hey, it's hard to fight evil if you have to ride the bus to the scene of the crime.
Here’s what Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort had to say about the series:
"One of the Avengers' often-undiscussed ‘superpowers’ has always been Tony Stark's boundless fortune. As readers of Brian Bendis's upcoming INVINCIBLE IRON MAN will see, Tony can no longer be the team's sole financial resource--meaning that our Avengers will have to operate a little more modestly and with limits to their resources, making their battles even more challenging.
This team is a group of characters that you’ve never seen operate together before, no matter how long you may have been reading comics, and yet it’s also a team that upholds the Avengers’ traditions—there’s nobody among these characters that you look at and feel hasn’t earned their place on the team or in the spotlight, the way some past Avengers occasionally have. And it’s possibly the most real-world reflective Avengers team of all time, with only a single white male to be found amidst the membership rolls."
Though we still have to wait a few months to see the series kick off in earnest, Marvel has revealed a new cover for the debut issue, created by comic legend Alex Ross. Check it out below and let us know what you think about the series:
(Via Comic Book Movie)