AN ALL-NEW SERIES STARRING THE AVENGERS OF THE MULTIVERSE! On a quest for cosmic vengeance, Ghost Rider finds himself roaring by the use of the wasteland on a ruined Earth, the place the great age of heroes by no means got here to be, the place hope is a four-letter phrase and the place his sole ally within the coming battle towards the best villains any universe has ever seen is the world’s most wanted archaeologist, Tony Stark…the Invincible Ant-Man. Spinning out of the cataclysmic occasions of AVENGERS #750 and working in lockstep with the prime AVENGERS sequence, the following nice Avengers saga begins right here because the Mightiest Heroes of each Earth start to assemble.
Set all through the ever-growing multiverse of the Marvel cosmos, Avengers Eternally #1 takes us as soon as extra to Earth 818, as revealed in The Avengers #750, and a world the place hope is all anybody has. A world out a brief on the knees a the daybreak of time and one which has now grown rotten to the core and dominated over by the mysterious Wasteland. However, not all is misplaced as we meet this world’s Ant-Man. Not the man you’d count on both, however somebody all too acquainted to Marvelites nonetheless.
For me, as a life-long comedian e-book fan, Multiversal tales have at all times provided the potential for nice storytelling. Such tales give the creators free rein to do need the Hell they need on a contemporary, unsullied canvas. And writer Jason Aaron and artist Aaron Kuder along with colorist Cam Smith and letterer Cory Petit are further up for the issue as they weave the notice of the unfamiliar into making a courageous new world of bleakness and despair. A “what if..?” world upon which the remnants of humanity are rounded up, evoking shivering reminders of our personal previous and the remedy of the Jews throughout World Battle II. With a fascistic dictator to match.
With this challenge, you get the sense that author Jason Aaron has nothing in need of an epic scale saga to inform, with a number of various Earths but to go to. He’s clearly in no rush as he reveals tantalizing features of this damaged world and its historical past by way of the narrative of Ant-Man in addition to the background particulars he has Kuder add because the story progresses. And with the addition of the 616’s Ghost Rider and dimensional cop, Deathlock, we clearly have a cosmic recruitment drive throughout the offing which will lastly end in a Justice League Incarnate type Avengers. Not essentially the most authentic of concepts I admit, however it’s all within the execution. And Aaron has again and again confirmed himself to be an impressive storyteller. As he does right here.
However, each nice comedian e-book storyteller wants an amazing creative collaborator to make his imaginative and prescient shine and in Kuder, he has most definitely discovered his man. The minute particulars Kuder brings to bear on his artwork add texture, depth, and all-important drama. Whether or not that is the overwrought particulars he places into the Ghost Rider’s flaming wheels of the cleverly rendered smoke emitting from Mjolnir as Ant-Man tries to elevate it – all full of skull-shaped smoking curls – Kuder has undoubtedly earned his place as one amongst Marvel’s most fascinating and reliable artists, and one amongst its finest too.
Avengers Forever #1 is an intriguing and thrilling debut with a lot of potential for greatness. Each new Earth Aaron and Kuder can dream upholds so many thrilling alternatives too. I imply, simply have a look at the quilt! And with that unwritten promise, I’m in for the long haul on this title. Are you?
Avengers Forever #1 is out now from Marvel Comics