Marvel Marvel Introduces AVENGERS NOW! Initiative written by Sean Gerber July 18, 2014 We’ve been reading and talking about the new Thor, Captain America, and a new location and suit for Iron Man for the past few days. It is all part of Marvel’s ambitious, new initiative- AVENGERS NOW! Led by the previously announced ongoing series of THOR, ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA, and SUPERIOR IRON MAN, AVENGERS NOW! marks a new era for the Marvel Universe. In addition to the new books, AVENGERS NOW! will see an increased emphasis on the future stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe including Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, and Doctor Strange. Deathlok and The Winter Soldier, to whom MCU fans were respectively introduced in AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, will also be featured more prominently along with Medusa of the Inhumans and Angela. The cohesion between Marvel’s comics and film divisions continues to impress. Marvel successfully relaunched the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY monthly last year in anticipation of next month’s film. Getting fans prepped for the next wave of MCU superheroes is smart marketing that builds excitement while also delivering a more complete entertainment experience across multiple platforms. For more on AVENGERS NOW!, check out the image and press release below. AVENGERS NOW! Brings Epic Stories & Seismic Changes to the Marvel Universe! New York. NY—July 18th, 2014 — The most popular characters. The most acclaimed creators. The most ambitious stories. This is the recharged Avengers NOW!. This Fall, the Marvel Universe heads in an exciting and ambitious new direction as the industry’s top creators and brightest rising stars join the top Super Heroes – Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and more – to deliver the most exciting and energetic comics on the market with can’t miss all-new ongoing series! “Avengers NOW! is the start of a Marvel Universe like you’ve never seen before,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “With massive changes coming to some of our biggest characters, Avengers NOW! is ready to kick off a bold new era of the Marvel Universe and will certainly close out 2014 with a bang.” It all starts this October when Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman bring the thunder in Thor #1. Bereft of his mighty magic hammer Mjolnir, Thor must contend with a new God of Thunder in the Marvel Universe – and she’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Who is this new mysterious leading lady? Not even Odin knows! Prepare for a senses-shattering new beginning as the all-new Thor thunders her way through the Marvel Universe! Then, Avengers NOW! soars to new heights in All-New Captain America #1! From superstar creators Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen comes the next evolution of the Captain America mythos. Drained of the Super-Soldier Serum, the frail Steve Rogers has handpicked his shield-wielding successor – Sam Wilson, the Falcon! But as the winged warrior assumes his new heroic mantle, he’ll have to contend with a gauntlet of Captain America’s most terrifying foes! Can the new, untested Captain America stand up to his predecessor’s most vile villains? Find out this November in All-New Captain America #1! It only gets bolder from there as the billionaire playboy unleashes his dark side in Superior Iron Man #1! Rising comic stars Tom Taylor and Yildray Cinar craft an all-new tale of a Tony Stark you’ve never seen before! Releasing the dangerous Extremis technology to the citizens of San Francisco, he’ll transform the City by the Bay into the City of Tomorrow! But at what price? And what does a world look like when it’s consumed by technology? Find out this November in Superior Iron Man #1! Once again, the biggest creators bring you the biggest characters in the biggest stories…and it’s happening NOW! For more on Avengers NOW!, please visit www.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #AvengersNOW. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. For comics anytime, anywhere check out comicstore.marvel.com and www.marvel.com/mobile Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com Marvel Introduces AVENGERS NOW! Initiative was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Ant-ManDoctor StrangeIron ManMarvel 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post SUPERIOR IRON MAN Takes His Talents To San Francisco! next post The Collector Gets His Own GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Poster You may also like VENOM Is Back In Development At Sony... March 4, 2016 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Clips Released March 12, 2014 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Trailer Really Swings! December 5, 2013 New THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Images December 3, 2013 Funko Invites You To Join The MARVEL... January 29, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 13 to 19,... 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