UNCANNY AVENGERS Gets 2015 Relaunch, Almost All-Former Villain Lineup

Uncanny Avengers #1 cover by Daniel Acuña
Credit: Marvel Comics
"No More Mutants" Uncanny Avengers #1 Teaser by Daniel Acuña
"No More Mutants" Uncanny Avengers #1 Teaser by Daniel Acuña
Credit: Marvel Comics

Ahead of Marvel’s January 2015 solicitations, they’ve started to release some announcements, as usual. The first? Uncanny Avengers #1, spinning out of AXIS, revealed at ComicBook.com. The new Unity Squad of the Avengers looks considerably different, but Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña are coming back to the series.

So who is in the line-up? Well it’s eclectic to say the least. Scarlet Witch and Rogue return, with everyone else on the squad brand new. Captain America, Sam Wilson, is on the squad, alongside Scarlet Witch’s brother Quicksilver, her ex-lover The Vision, what appears to be a still-inverted Sabretooth in the “Wolverine” position, and Brother Voodoo, the one-time Sorcerer Supreme who Remender wrote in Doctor Voodoo.

Uncanny Avengers #1 variant cover by Gabrielle Dell'Otto
Uncanny Avengers #1 variant cover by Gabrielle Dell'Otto
Credit: Marvel Comics

Of course, there’s also the “No More Mutants” teaser, which was teased to retailers at New York Comic Con. The teaser does not mean mutants are all going away, or that they’re no longer supporting X-Men characters as some people would jump to the conclusion of, however, but it will likely have something to do with the storyline in the newly relaunched Uncanny Avengers. Best guess? The public doesn’t want mutants in the Avengers anymore - something that will only be exacerbated by the fact that all four mutant members of this squad are former villains. In fact, even The Vision was created to be a villain, and Brother Voodoo has been on the wrong side of the law himself (albeit under possession), and Sam Wilson, while never a straight-up supervillain, worked for the mob before his superhero career pulled him out.

Expect more of Marvel’s solicitations to slowly reveal themselves before the full release early next week.

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