All-Out Avengers, we hardly knew ye. The series, which was initially billed as an ongoing, will end with issue #5 to make way for Avengers Beyond. Both Derek Landy and Greg Land will continue as the creative team for the new miniseries.
The team will figure out the real culprit behind their recent missions — The Beyonder, the powerful being who orchestrated the first Secret Wars back in the 1980s and who recently appeared in Defenders: Beyond. While his origin has been retconned a couple of times since then, one thing that has remained consistent is his Jheri-curl hairdo.
“I am beyond excited to take everything we’ve done in All-Out Avengers and continue it into its next incarnation,” Landy said. “We’re just beginning to brush up against the wider implications of the Beyonder’s agenda and the chance to tell this kind of story—the story of gods, the one thing that scares them, and the Avengers caught in the middle—is an impossible dream come true for a kid who grew up with Secret Wars.”
Here’s the description of the new series from Marvel.com:
In the pages of Derek Landy and Greg Land’s ALL-OUT AVENGERS, readers have been dropped into the middle of some of the Avengers’ most pulse-pounding missions to date with no time for explanation! But fans aren’t the only ones asking questions, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have realized something or someone has been influencing them for the past several months, altering the very fabric of reality in an attempt to prepare the planet for a threat that could destroy everything. Here, now, this unseen individual is to be dragged, kicking and screaming, from the shadows and into the light—and is revealed as the Beyonder! Something big is coming to the Marvel Universe…
Avengers Beyond #1, the first of five, will arrive in stores March 29.