Now that Infinity is over, the next big stage of Jonathan Hickman‘s Avengers saga is set to continue in Avengers World, one of the flagship titles of the All-New Marvel NOW! line-up. Co-scripted with Nick Spencer, and featuring art by Stefano Caselli, it’s due out in January – but Marvel has already released a sneak peek at some of the pages.
Following the events of “Infinity”, the Avengers have returned from the stars to find a very different Earth. New threats have emerged on the world they left behind, and new measures have risen up to deal with them. Earth has been marked an “Avengers World”, safely under the protection of Earth’s Mightiest. But how will the nations and governments of the world respond to their claim – and what happens when it’s denied?
“The premise of the book is that it’s the Avengers, doing big things, because it’s an Avengers World now,” editor Tom Brevoort said in an interview with Marvel.com. “But while we’ll field the same potential lineup of 18+ Avengers in World, we’ll specifically be looking to give greater screen time to some of the newer Avengers, like Hyperion, Smasher, Cannonball, Shang-Chi, Starbrand and Sunspot.”
Spencer talks about working with Hickman: “We’ve been friends for a very long time. We’ve worked together on various projects, and it’s always a terrific experience. He’s been a huge help in the development of the book and helping to figure out its direction. He’s been incredibly generous in terms of character stories and arcs that we can pursue here. He really opened up the story to me in a way that allows this book to be a central part of the overall story, and to really make sure the book is the absolute best that it can be.
Avengers World #1 is due out on the 8th January 2014 from Marvel.
AVENGERS WORLD (NOV130569)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN & NICK SPENCER
Art by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Wraparound Variant by ART ADAMS
Variant Covers by MILO MANARA & SKOTTIE YOUNG
Animal Variant & Deadpool Variant Also Available
FOC 12/09/13, ON-SALE 1/08/14