This Saturday, May 5, 2018, is Free Comic Book Day at comic book stores nationwide. Marvel Comics has several titles available, each setting the groundwork for a new direction in the Marvel Universe. One of those featured issues is The Avengers, a story written by Jason Aaron with artwork by Sara Pichelli. That comic book leads into a new series beginning today with the arrival of the first issue of a brand-new monthly, also titled The Avengers. Written by Aaron with artwork by Ed McGuinness, along with Mark Morales and David Curiel, it’s a great jumping-on point for new readers, and the arrival is well-timed for fans clamoring for more Marvel superhero action after last weekend’s release of Avengers: Infinity War.
Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man are back together, this time to protect the world from a new menace: the giant space-gods called the Celestials. And the Big Three will be joined by Doctor Strange, Black Panther, She-Hulk, Ghost Rider, and Captain Marvel. The first issue of the monthly series will arrive with several cover options, a standard cover by Ed McGuinness, two variant versions of that cover, variant covers by Esad Ribic, Greg Land, and Aaron Kuder, and a blank sketch cover.
And you can get your copies signed this weekend by the writer himself. Jason Aaron will be signing The Avengers, Issue #1, and the Free Comic Book Day issue this Saturday at the Free Comic Book Day celebration at Elite Comics in Overland Park, Kansas. Check out the Elite Comics Facebook page here for more information on the event.
Here is a preview of the cover art for The Avengers, Issue #1 (above and below), a preview of the first pages of Issue #1, and a preview of the cover for Issue #2:
This series is going to be big. Pick up your free copy of the Free Comic Book Day 2018 issue of The Avengers Saturday, May 5, 2018, and buy your copy of The Avengers, Issue #1, today at Elite Comics, or your local comic book store.