Al Ewing’s U.S. Avengers #1 storms into UK in January with Captain Britain cover

U.S. Avengers #1 - Forbidden Planet Variant

Al Ewing will be signing the first issue of U.S. Avengers #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on 4th January 2017 at 6.00pm – the day of the new Marvel title’s release worldwide.

In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs a team of heroes they can rely on. Welcome to… American Intelligence Mechanics!

A.I.M. will dare any danger – no matter how awesome that danger might be – to save their nation from the wildest, weirdest threats of all! The most patriotic super-group ever is here to save the day.

U.S.Avengers, by Al Ewing and Paco Medina, will confound cartographers around the world on 4th January 2017 is being launched with a number of variants, including a Forbidden Planet Exclusive Captain Britain by Rod Reis.

This cover joins over 50 other unique variants reflecting the comic’s theme, with one Avenger assigned to each US state, plus Puerto Rico, Canada and Britain.

(Britain has of course been seen by some as another US state dating back to the writings of George Bernard Shaw).

Sam Wilson soars high over Maryland, Iron Man rockets across the golden state of California, Black Widow defends the constitution state of Connecticut, and Spectrum shines a light on evil in Louisiana.

Al Ewing has worked on a range of 2000AD characters, including “Judge Dredd”, “Zombo” and “Tharg’s Future Shocks”. He also has several novels in print and is also currently writing for a range of titles for Marvel Comics.

Full event details on the Forbidden Planet web site

• View all the variant covers here on Comics Beat, where it’s reported the British Captain Britain cover is beating out a lot of US states in terms of advance orders

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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