Marvel Action: Avengers # 1...
|Main cover by Jon Sommariva|
On December 26th, Marvel Action: Avengers # 1 hits stands! The second in IDW's new line of all-ages comics, this project is one in a long line of dream books for me. The series is a monthly ongoing title, one we hope will appeal both to new readers as well as longtime Marvel fans. Expect lots of crazy major and minor Avengers' villains, starting with a focus on some of the rogues in Iron Man's particular gallery.
|Variant cover by Sara Pitre-Durocher|
I provided the script which was brought to life by the lively pencils of my collaborator Jon Sommariva. You might remember that Jon and I paired for the six-issue Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures miniseries a few years ago. Jon is built for this type of book, really helping put the "action" in "Marvel Action." Jon was under a tremendous deadline for this first issue, and nevertheless put in some of the most stellar work of his career. Colorist Protobunker lent a great vivacity to Jon's finished artwork, and letterer Christa Miesner did a great job putting up with both my -- and Tony Stark's -- verbose tendencies, as did editors Bobby Curnow and Megan Brown.
|Variant cover by Sophie Campbell|
There are lots of fun variants for this issue, including foil and regular retailer incentive covers by artist Gabriel Rodriguez and colorist Nelson Daniel:
There's also a great exclusive cover from Stadium Comics (limited to just 1,000 issues!) that connects with the other two Marvel Action titles, Black Panther and Spider-Man. You can pick one up (or all three) here.
|Stadium Comics variant cover by artist Alex Milne and colorist Paris Alleyne|
Still curious about the issue? You can find some preview pages as well as some interviews at Syfy as well as Newsarama.
|Tidewater Comic Con exclusive variant cover by Jerrett Williams|
Hope you all have a great holiday season, one chock full of avenging.
To be continued...