Marvel Comics is going All-Out! Again! Continuing the sub-line of books, All-Out Avengers will bring explosive action to the publisher’s top super-team.
That subheading will make sense in a moment, but before we talk about the creative team, let’s talk themes. The latest book in the “All-Out” line, All-Out Avengers will follow on the heels of other such books. What’s that mean? It means it’ll be dropping readers right into the midst of already ongoing action.
No, there are no explanations, and don’t look for setup. All-Out books start with action and roll on with that all the way throughout.
An alien attack. A missing piece of wormhole tech. A city warped, its citizens transformed into hideous creatures loyal to an Empress from the far side of the universe. And a certain Captain Marvel, looking to her fellow Avengers with murderous intent…Marvel Comics press release
Now as for that subtitle, you’ve probably guessed it refers to the writer and artist on the new comic. That’d be none other than novelist Derek Landy and Marvel staple Greg Land.
Here’s the creative team, chatting about the title
“When Tom Brevoort approached me with this concept, I thought it was an inspired idea, a slice of creative genius, and also totally unworkable!” Landy said. “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…”
“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,” Land added. “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!”Marvel Comics press release
Ready for all-out action? All-Out Avengers #1 lands on the racks this September.