“No Surrender” consolidates the Avengers line for an entertaining but slight story

With the Avengers at the core of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the franchise has gotten a big push in comics over the past decade, spawning multiple titles that expanded the team’s presence in the Marvel Comics line-up. This gradually diluted the brand with too many books taking on the Avengers name and pulling the…

Exclusive Marvel preview: New Avengers #6 adds the Avengers of 20XX to the fold

Al Ewing is currently the writer doing the best work with Marvel’s Avengers franchise, penning two books—New Avengers and The Ultimates—that combine bold concepts and diverse casts to offer different takes Marvel’s premier superteam. His current arc of New Avengers features the return of the Avengers of 20XX, which…

Exclusive Marvel preview: The Ultimates offer a solution to the Galactus problem

Al Ewing has been steadily building his profile at Marvel Comics over the last few years with exceptional runs on Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent Of Asgard, and the publisher has given the writer a big push with the “All-New, All-Different Marvel” relaunch. Of the three books Ewing is currently writing, The Ultimates…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Dale Keown returns to interior artwork on Avengers #34.1

Dale Keown was one of Marvel’s top talents in the ’90s, delivering outstanding artwork on Peter David’s The Incredible Hulk run that showed a skill for both action staging and deeper character work. Since then, interior art from Keown has become a rarity, but he returns to the game with next week’s Avengers #34.1, a…

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