Bendis' two Avengers titles to feature back-up stories

Hot on the heels of this morning's announcement of New Avengers' June relaunch with a new issue #1, writer Brian Michael Bendis is revealing a little more about his upcoming work with the Earth's Mightiest Heroes. On his Twitter account, the Avengers and New Avengers scribe wrote,

both my avengers titles have back ups written by me. every month. it's what we call in the biz, a handsome package.

The first of those two titles, the adjectiveless Avengers, debuts in May with art by John Romita Jr., while the following month's New Avengers #1 will be drawn by Bendis' longtime Ultimate Spider-Man and New Avengers collaborator Stuart Immonen -- and co-star newly minted Thunderbolt Luke Cage, apparently. Or as Bendis puts it:

two avengers titles with rock star artists who CAN DO A MONTHLY! NA 1 is almost in the can!

The post-Siege world of "The Heroic Age" is starting to come into sharper focus. So too, perhaps, are Marvel's plans for books bearing the $3.99 price point. And will we see back-ups in Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato's Secret Avengers as well, I wonder?

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