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

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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