Teased last week, yesterday at Fan Expo Philadelphia Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski announced details for All-Out Avengers, a brand-new Avengers ongoing series coming in September that will “launch readers directly into the thrilling missions of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.” Award winning novelist Derek Landy, whose recent projects at the House of Ideas include miniseries such as The Black Order and Captain America & Iron Man, will be joined by artist Greg Land on pencils, as well as Jay Leisten and Frank D’Armata on inks and colors, respectively.
The basic concept for All-Out Avengers is that readers will be thrown into the middle of the action “with no setup, no explanations, and no time for questions.” The full description in the publisher’s official press release below:
ALL-OUT AVENGERS will be written by award winning novelist Derek Landy, known for his outstanding work in the recent CAPTAIN AMERICA & IRON MAN limited series. Landy will be joined by Greg Land, the superstar artist who over the years has brought some of Marvel’s most memorable battles to life. Together, Landy and Land will throw readers into the middle of some of the Avengers’ most pulse-pounding adventures to date! From page one, panel one, the Avengers will be knee deep in the action with no setup, no explanations, and no time for questions! Beware of whiplash as you discover more with the flip of each explosive page!
The opening issue will star all your favorite A-List Avengers–Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Blade, and Spider-Woman—as they overcome the odds and struggle to diffuse a chaotic situation caused by a deadly new Marvel villainess… They’ll have to perform feats like never before as each breathtaking issue raises the stakes higher and higher for an overarching and truly unpredictable saga.
In the official press release, Landy teased what readers can expect:
“When Tom Brevoort approached me with this concept, I thought it was an inspired idea, a slice of creative genius, and also totally unworkable…! But the chance to launch a new Avengers title, and the chance to write any character who’d ever BEEN an Avenger, was impossible for this particular Marvel fanboy to resist. Add in the fact that Tom wanted to get Greg Land on art and my fate was pretty much sealed.
“The trick was to work within the confines inherent in the concept, but also to find a way to deliver what everyone would expect: a continuity of ideas and the development of an overarching storyline. I needed to find the hook that drags the reader from issue to issue, and I figured the best way to do that was to put the Avengers in the exact same situation as the reader: they are aware that this is happening, but they don’t know why…
Greg Land, Jay Leisten, and Frank D’Armata–it’s such a thrill to be working with a team like this, a team responsible for making ALL-OUT AVENGERS the best-looking book you’ve got coming your way.”
Artist Greg Land added:
“Having just finished up a nice run on the awesome Symbiote Spider-Man series of books, I wasn’t sure what would be next. Getting All-Out sounded like it would be good but I got really excited when I read the synopsis. After reading Derek’s script for #1, I knew it was going to be a fun and challenging project. All of the scripts so far have been full of interesting and cool scenes for our changing roster of Avengers. Hitting each issue in the middle of the action is a terrific story vehicle and gets us off running from the start. I hope everyone can see the excitement in the artwork and all-out action( pun intended). Along with my very talented buddies Jay Leisten and Frank D’Armata, we hope to give readers something to enjoy!”
Readers can get a first taste of what’s to come with All-Out Avengers in the upcoming Free Comic Book Day: Spider-Man/Venom one-shot next month.
Look for All-Out Avengers to arrive this September.