Marvel’s latest “Next Big Thing” conference call with the comic book press features writer Jonathan Hickman and executive editor Tom Brevoort talking Avengers and New Avengers, and based on the art revealed thus far (click for a bigger version of each cover), it looks like the first details of the December-debuting new volume of New Avengers are set to be revealed.
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Thing getting started now — Hickman, Brevoort and Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso are all on the call, along with Marvel marketing’s James Viscardi.
Viscardi asks Hickman the coolest thing about writing Avengers so far. “The coolest thing is that I’m writing Avengers,” Hickman replies. “It’s a special book. I’m getting to work with a small brigade of Marvel’s best artists.”
The first three-issue arc of Avengers, Hickman discloses, is called “Avengers World.” “The Avengers have to become something bigger, something more, in order to do what it is that they’re supposed to do. We open with them facing a threat that is larger and different than anything they have faced before. Very quickly, we see the back story of how Tony Stark and Captain America have been quietly building this contingency plan for this inevitable day which is where we basically start off in the first issue.”
On the expanded Avengers lineup, Hickman says it was agreed upon that the roster should “look more like the world.” “What people have seen so far are the biggest and most iconic characters that everyone knows or has some familiarity with,” Hickman continues. “As we reach #7 and #8, the book is populated with new or revised versions of established characters.” There will be about 24 characters on the team in total. “By the time we get to 22 characters on the book, 12 are either female or minority, and we feel like we’ve accomplished what we’ve set out to do, which is a book that looks like the world
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