Marvel's upcoming All-Out Avengers series promises readers superhero action like they've never seen before -- and there won't be any immediate set-up or explanation as to what's going on.
Announced at April 10's Fan Expo Philadelphia, All-Out Avengers is a new ongoing series launching in September starring Earth's Mightiest Heroes. The new run -- which comes from Derek Landy, Greg Land, Jay Leisten and Frank D'Armata -- will see Marvel's heroes take on one of their most memorable battles to date. The synopsis reads, "The opening issue will star all your favorite A-List Avengers -- Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Blade, and Spider-Woman -- as they overcome the odds and struggle to diffuse a chaotic situation caused by a deadly new Marvel villainess...They'll have to perform feats like never before as each breathtaking issue raises the stakes higher and higher for an overarching and truly unpredictable saga."
All-Out Avengers will throw readers right into the action from page one, meaning that each page will feature new revelations and clues as to what's really going on in the series. "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 of the series. "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."
Landy continued, "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. Greg Landy, Jay Leisten, and Frank D'Armata -- it's such a thrill to be working with a team like this, a team responsible for making All-Out Avengers the best-looking book you've got coming your way."
"Having just finished up a nice run on the awesome Symbiote Spider-Man series of books, I wasn't sure what would be next," Land added. "Getting All-Out sounded like it would be good but I got really excited when I read the synopsis. After reading Derek's script of #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!"
Readers can get their first taste of what's to come in All-Out Avengers in Free Comic Book Day: Spider-Man/Venom #1 on May 7. All-Out Avengers #1 releases in September from Marvel.