With all of the Marvel Universe writing credits under his belt, it’s kind of hard to believe Dan Abnett has never written a straight-up Avengers story before. That changed, however, when he was asked to follow up on his Rocket Raccoon and Groot prose novel with another, this one starring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
In “Avengers: Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” Abnett takes the classic Marvel team — and splits them up, scattering Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow and more across the globe in an effort to take down a coalition of the Avengers’ foes before their evil plans come to fruition.
“It’s interesting finding ways to portray them not just in terms of their personality characteristics, but portraying them in terms of their physicality and powers,” Abnett told CBR News, explaining the approach he took in translating the characters and their adventures to prose. “For example, writing a great Captain America fight scene in a comic is a fantastic thing to do, but you know the artist will make the most of it because of the dynamism of what Cap does. To do that via the prose medium is, I don’t want to say more difficult, but it does present a different set of problems and obstacles to overcome.”
Check out the book’s official description and CBR-exclusive preview chapters below — starring Hawkeye, the Black Widow and Captain America — and pre-order your copy via Amazon.
“Avengers: Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” by Dan Abnett, debuts April 21, 2015.
Just in time for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron: an all-new, original prose novel by the New York Times-bestselling author of Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Steal the Galaxy! and Guardians 3000! The Mighty Avengers face an array of their greatest foes-all at once! In Berlin, Captain America battles the forces of Hydra. In the Savage Land, Hawkeye and the Black Widow attempt to foil A.I.M. In Washington, Iron Man fights to stop Ultron. In Siberia, Thor takes on an entire army. And in Mangapore, Bruce Banner and Nick Fury battle the High Evolutionary. Only one thing is certain: This isn’t a coincidence. But what larger, deadlier threat lies behind these simultaneous attacks on Earth?