American comics publisher Marvel Comics will release the 750th issue of Avengers in November, and clearly intends promises the celebration edition will be something of a milestone on several fronts.
Continuing Jason Aaron’s Marvel Universe-shaping run, Avengers #750 will be a 96-page milestone issue consisting of multiple game changing stories by an all-star lineup of artists including Carlos Pacheco, Aaron Kuder, Ed McGuinness and Javier Garrón. Promising the giant-sized epic will be “one for the ages”, the company says it will come packed with revelations and jaw dropping moments, including the introduction of The Multiversal Masters of Evil, the deadly new group of villains fans met in this year’s Free Comic Book Day: Avengers/Hulk #1.
(As we reported this weekend, it’s possible copies of this FCBD title may not yet have reached all UK comic shops participating in the retail promotion from 28th August due to delivery delays).
Throughout this supersize extravaganza, fans will also witness the shocking conclusion of “World War She-Hulk”, finally learn the true purpose of the prehistoric Avengers, uncover the shocking secret of the Iron Inquisitor, watch the Avengers recruit some surprising new members, and follow the Ghost Rider on a quest for vengeance across the Multiverse that will spark an all-new era in Avengers history!
“It’s such an honour to be a part of issue #750 of Avengers, and I’m looking to celebrate the rich history of the title and its iconic characters by using this issue as the gargantuan-sized kick-off for a story that’ll be as wildly sweeping and swing-for-the-fences epic as it can possibly be,” says Jason Aaron. “It’s not just that everything I’ve been doing in the last 50 issues of Avengers has been leading to this, but there are threads feeding into the next year’s worth of stories that stretch back to most every major series I’ve ever written in my 15 years at Marvel Comics.”
In addition, best-selling author Christopher Ruocchio, known for his award winning The Sun-Eater series, makes his Marvel Comics debut alongside superstar artist Steve McNiven in a bonus story starring Thor.
“I’m honoured to play a small part in this moment of Avengers history and thrilled to get to work with Steve McNiven to bring you all a little classic Thor,” Ruocchio said. “It’s a bit surreal to get to work with a character I grew up with, and I hope I’ve told a tale worthy of the God of Thunder.”
• Avengers #50 is on sale in all good comic shops and digitally from 7th November 2021 | Written by Jason Aaron & Christopher Ruocchio | Art by Aaron Kuder, Carlos Pacheco, Ed McGuiness, Javier Garrón & Steve McNiven | Cover by Ed McGuiness | Variant Cover by Steve McNiven
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Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.