Marvel Announces Avengers # 1 by Aaron and McGuinness with the Big Three, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Doctor Strange
Marvel’s Fresh Start revamp of their books will once again reunite the Avengers big three of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor together with some truly heavy hitting characters under the writing of Jason Aaron and the artistic eye of Ed McGuinness with Avengers # 1.
This new team will consist of:
- Captain America
- Iron Man
- Captain Marvel
- Black Panther
- Ghost Rider
- Doctor Strange
I hear that Doctor Strange won’t be a regular character that would appear in this book written by the Thor scribe. According to a recent interview, Stephen Strange will be a rotating member of this new version of the Avengers.
Currently the Avengers are dealing with a planetary crisis as well as the impending return of a dead teammate in the form of Bruce Banner aka The Hulk in Avengers: No Surrender. This crossover also unites the four Avengers books being published by Marvel namely Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, Occupy Avengers and USAvengers.
When the dust settles though after No Surrender, we’ll be seeing only one Avengers book with this mighty roster.
Also another interesting thing to note here is that Aaron will be telling stories that spans centuries because he’s bringing back the Avengers 10,000,000 BC which we first saw in Marvel Legacy # 1.
We wanted to get back to a small, core lineup. With big, iconic characters at the heart of that,” Aaron sfays. “So we get Steve, Tony, and Thor Odinson back together at the heart of this new team, and the rest of the team we build around them over the course of the first arc. My aim with this series is basically, if you only read one Marvel comic — not that you should read just one Marvel comic, but if you did — if you picked this book up, this would show you the landscape of the Marvel universe issue after issue. We want to feature the biggest characters and go to the coolest, most exotic locations around the Marvel U.
And if you think Black Panther joining this new team was something that’s forced because he has a movie out and made millions both locally and in the US, Jason Aaron has this to say:
I think the Big Three of the Avengers are really, really close to being the Big Four. I think Black Panther definitely deserves to be at the heart of an Avengers team like this, when you’re talking about the biggest, most iconic characters from that lineage. He has a big, big role to play, not just in this arc, but in this book going forward, and it’s really fun to be writing him again