Marvel Unveils New Lineups For Avengers & Squadron Supreme
Several months ago, Marvel tipped its hand about All-New, All-Different Avengers; one of the first comics slated to launch after Secret Wars wraps up this fall. As expected, writer Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar will be the creative team of All-New, All-Different Avengers; as they follow up on their Free Comic Book Day story that was released last month.
According to The Wall Street Journal, artist Adam Kubert is also joining the All-New, All-Different Avengers creative team, and he will share art duties with Asrar as the series releases more than 12 issues per year.
The story in the WSJ also revealed that the new lineup of Avengers: Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Iron Man, Captain America (Sam Wilson), Ms. Marvel, Thor (Jane Foster), and The Vision will have some unexpected issues as a team.
“They’re poor, and they have to manage their assets,” explained Brevoort as he noted that Tony Stark could no longer fund the team’s activities by himself. The status quo of Brian Michael Bendis’ New Avengers started with a similar idea, but it was quickly abandoned.
“Another new wrinkle: Half the team goes to school,” continued Brevoort. “They’ve got hours of operation, and if they get stuck in Zimbabwe, somebody’s going to have to write the absentee slips.”
Marvel also announced a new Squadron Supreme book by the former Fantastic Four creative team of writer, James Robinson, and artist, Leonard Kirk. The Squadron Supreme hasn’t had their own ongoing title since 2008, but this is a Squadron unlike any other.
As noted by Robinson, this team is made up from Squadron Supreme members from various worlds that were lost in the Incursions before Secret Wars. Hyperion from Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers run will be one the main characters, alongside Doctor Spectrum from the Great Society (from Hickman’s New Avengers), Blur from the New Universe’s DP 7, and Nighthawk from Supreme Power.
“In terms of the characters, their attitude is that they’ve all lost their own worlds and they’ve got to save this world no matter what,” explained Robinson. “So at times that will put them often at odds with the Avengers… They’re willing to do a lot of things that turn people off. They aren’t necessarily adverse to a degree of damage, collateral damage. They can seem a little cold blooded and ruthless but their idea is ‘we have a planet to save.’ And if that means we have to sacrifice a few people to do it, we will. “
All-New, All-Different Avengers and Squadron Supreme will be published this fall.
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