As teased last week, Marvel officially announced All-Out Avengers this past weekend during Fan Expo Philadelphia. The new series will feature stories that jump directly into the action –“From page one, panel one, the Avengers will be knee-deep in the action with no setup, no explanations and no time for questions,” according to Marvel.
Derek Landy, who worked on the recent Captain America and Iron Man series, will team with artist Greg Land for the new title, which will feature Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and more.
“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,” Landy told Marvel.com. “Add in the fact that Tom wanted to get Greg Land on art and my fate was pretty much sealed.”
Here’s the description from Marvel: 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.
“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,” Landy continued. “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…”
All-Out Avengers kicks off in September.