Marvel announces "Avengers" comic for Free Comic Book Day 2009

Official Press Release

What kind of threat could bring Thor, The New Avengers and The Dark Avengers together? You'll be able to find out for free on Saturday, May 2nd, when Marvel releases The Avengers for Free Comic Book Day, from the superstar team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Jim Cheung (the same team behind the hit New Avengers: The Illuminati). In the tradition of Marvel's previous ground-breaking FCBD issues, this issue features an all new story that ties into Marvel Universe continuity while also providing the perfect jumping on point for new fans. The conclusion of this story leads to terrifying consequences for the entire Marvel Universe-and it's all available in the totally free The Avengers!

"We're delighted to bring Marvel's Mightiest Heroes and two of our top creators together for this special event," said David Gabriel, Marvel's Senior Vice President of Sales.

Marvel encourages all comic book fans to check out the great offerings from all over the industry on Saturday, May 2nd, as the historic Free Comic Book Day arrives at your local comic shop! For more information on FCBD, please visit www.freecomicbookday.com

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