While the currently wrapping “Secret Wars” may be the only massive Marvel Comics Universe event on tap for the immediate future, the publisher is planning a different crossover story for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes alone.
Announced during the Iron Man & The Avengers panel at New York Comic Con, the incoming “Avengers Standoff” will run through issues of all the core Avengers family titles later this year.
Kicking off with a special “alpha” issue by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz, the story is set to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Captain America as Steve Rogers is assaulted in an idillic town called Pleasant Hill. When the Avengers join the original Cap, the story will thread through several titles including “All-New All-Different Avengers” and “Uncanny Avengers.”
“This is about us trying to celebrate the Cap Anniversary in the biggest way possible,” Spencer said of the story that will run over two months.
Editor Tom Brevoort added that the crossover was meant to be a smaller “family” event in the style that the X-Men books have often done in the past. He explained that he has wanted to do this with the franchise for years, but every time they came up with an Avengers story idea, it grew so big that it had to be a full-on Marvel Universe event.
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