Dan Abnett Goes Prose with AVENGERS: EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD

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Good luck getting that ear worm of a song out of your head. After Lorde’s cover has been used in multiple trailers this summer, now the title becomes the subtitle of a brand-new prose novel by Dan Abnett, his second for Marvel’s new lineup of picture-less books.

Cover to Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Cover to Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Credit: Marvel Comics

Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World will it stores in April 2015. The story features basically every Avengers villain he can fit into its pages, with AIM, the High Evolutionary, Ultron, Hydra, and locations like Berlin, the Savage Land, Madripoor, and Washington, D.C. all teased.

”he Avengers aren’t just taking on one of their classic foes, which would make a great novel in itself. They’re taking on multiple classic foes at the same time in a desperate scramble. They have to sub-divide to meet these threats, threats they’d normally have to stand together to deal with. And while they’re contending with Hydra and A.I.M, they’re sort of going, ‘Why is all this happening at once?’ Everyone seems to be making this mad grab for the Earth, and of course, that’s the point. There is something at stake, something motivating all these villainous entities to act at the same time,” Abnett said in the announcement on Marvel.com.

The writer said that, despite his history with the Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers are his “favorite Marvel team.” He started with the core Marvel Cinematic Universe roster, then expanded outward from there. The cover shows only Captain America (Steve Rogers), Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow, but Hulk and Nick Fury were specifically mentioned as well.

When the Avengers figure out that all the villains’ attacks have something in common, the battle cry is sounded. Abnett clearly can’t wait for that moment.

”Let’s face it, one of the things the Avengers do better than anybody else is assemble.”

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