Kubert Joins Waid, Asrar On Marvel's "All-New, All-Different Avengers"

Solidifying Marvel's plans for "All-New, All-Different Avengers," The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that artist Adam Kubert will join writer Mark Waid and artist Mahmud Asrar, the creative team behind the Free Comic Book Day introduction to the new line-up, on the series, which will ship more than 12 issues a year.

Teased in a series of promos leading up to a Free Comic Book Day issue, the title's lineup features Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Captain America (Sam Wilson), Thor (Jane Foster), Nova and Vision.

"I like the fact that we ended up with an Avengers team with one white guy on it," Waid told the newspaper.

Executive Editor Tom Brevoort added, "I think that potentially gives you a wider chance to connect with a wider spectrum of the audience who may be able to see and invest themselves in the characters."

Debuting in the fall, the series will first pit these Avengers against Warbringer, a Chitauri warlord who's troubled Nova.

However, the the team will also face far less cosmic foes -- namely a budget and a limited schedule for superheroics.

"They're poor, and they have to manage their assets," Brevoort told the Journal, noting the team doesn't have unlimited funding. "Another new wrinkle: Half the team goes to school. They've got hours of operation, and if they get stuck in Zimbabwe, somebody's going to have to write the absentee slips."

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