Aaron + Walker head back to the past for ‘Avengers: 1,000,000 B.C.’ one-shot

The one-shot promises to reveal more about ‘Thor’s mysterious connection to the Phoenix Force.’

Jason Aaron will continue the story of the prehistoric Avengers in a one-shot this summer titled Avengers: 1,000,000 B.C. He’ll be joined by artist Kev Walker on the story, which promises to reveal more about Thor’s relationship with the Phoenix Force.

“The Prehistoric Avengers have been an important key to my Avengers run since the very beginning,” Aaron told Marvel.com. “They are the earliest versions of some of the earth’s most powerful legacy characters. They’re the heroes who protect the Marvel Universe in its crib. Now, we finally get to see them all in the spotlight in a huge way, in a story that shows how these prehistoric heroes shaped Marvel history in the most profound ways and that will also have big ramifications for the Avengers going forward.”

cover by Ed McGuinness

Here’s the description: They are the defenders of the dawn of time, Marvel’s first and mightiest legacy heroes, but their greatest secrets have never been revealed – until now. Witness the dark events that shatter their ranks, see how their lives come to shape the entire future of the Marvel Universe, and be there for the monumental event that reunites them one last time: the true story of Thor’s birth.

“When I first got the script for this, I was expecting a 30-page prehistoric smack down,” Walker said. “But Jason’s script was so much more than that and I’ve really had to work hard to do some of these scenes justice.“

And here’s a look at the variant cover by Alex Horley:

This isn’t the only Avengers-related project Marvel announced this week. They also teased something called All-Out Avengers, with the promise to reveal more during the “Pint of C.B.” panel at this weekend’s Fan Expo Philadelphia:

Avengers: 1,000,000 B.C. arrives in stores this July.

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