- Marvel Studios
- As “Avengers: Infinity War” breaks box office records, Marvel is relaunching its “Avengers” comic this week.
- The new team includes Marvel Cinematic Universe favorites such as Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange.
- It also includes Captain Marvel, who will play an important role in the MCU’s future and the next “Avengers” movie.
- The new comic could attract long-time comic book readers, but also acts as a jumping-on point for new readers.
- Marvel Comics
Warning: Minor spoilers for the “Avengers: Infinity War” after-credits scene are below.
As “Avengers: Infinity War” breaks box office records, Marvel is hoping to capture some of that same magic in its comic books.
Marvel is relaunching its “Avengers” comic this week with a new first issue written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Ed McGuinness. It could not only attract long-time comic readers back to Marvel, but also act as a jumping-on point for new readers who know Marvel best through the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The new comic reunites Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, but also features other fan-favorite “Infinity War” characters like Black Panther and Doctor Strange.
It also includes Captain Marvel, who was teased in the “Infinity War” after-credits scene and makes her big screen debut in a solo movie in March 2019; She-Hulk; and Ghost Rider.
According to IGN, this will be the only “Avengers” comic for the foreseeable future, a sharp contrast to the many “Avengers” books Marvel has been publishing in recent years.
“My aim with this series is basically, if you only read one Marvel comic – not that you should read just one Marvel comic, but if you did – if you picked this book up, this would show you the landscape of the Marvel universe issue after issue,” Aaron told IGN when the comic was first announced.
The new team seems to emulate the Avengers’ classic comic book history in Cap, Thor, and Iron Man (that then translated to the Marvel Cinematic Universe), while also including characters that have become integral the MCU’s future, such as Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Black Panther.
After the success of “Infinity War,” maybe new readers will be attracted to such a lineup.
The book is the first in a line of comics set to be relaunched this summer, including new “Black Panther” and “Captain America” books written by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
“The Avengers” arrives at comic book shops on Wednesday.