New Mighty Avengers Announced From Al Ewing & Greg Land
created 06/07/2013 - 12:55pm, updated 06/08/2013 - 5:38pm
Marvel finished off their week long promotion with the announcement of a new Mighty Avengers book.
Making up the team are Luke Cage, Superior Spider-Man, She-Hulk, Blue Marvel, the younger Power Man, White Tiger, Monica Rambeau as Spectrum, Falcon, and new version of Ronin.
The series will be written by Al Ewing and drawn by Greg Land.
It's no coincidence that the team is mostly black as Tom Brevoort let it be known (via CBR) the idea started brewing during Black History Month.
Brevoort said it was "no accident" that this team is very diverse in its makeup saying that he's used to fielding questions about Marvel doing a team of "Black Avengers" or any other group with a minority focus. He said that he'd always felt the concept was fake and forced, but "The reality is that he people who are interested in these characters and want to see heroes that reflect them have a genuine point. We first started conceptualizing this book in February around Black History Month, so there was a lot of talk around that." He said particularly a huge inspiration for the book was the late writer Dwayne McDuffie. Brevoort said he wanted to make a book that McDuffie would have made in terms of there being at least 50% non-white, non-male characters. And as it turns out, the final balance is more than 50%. Brevoort promised the series didn't mean that more diverse characters won't show up in other titles, but this series needed that as an anchor thanks to the guiding presence of Luke Cage.
Mighty Avengers #1 hits in September.