UNCANNY AVENGERS Revives a Classic Team-Up for MARVEL LEGACY
By George Marston, Newsarama Contributor
Credit: Sean Izaakse (Marvel Comics)
As Uncanny Avengers moves into "Marvel Legacy," its numbering will not change - however, writer Jim Zub and artist Sean Izaakse will embrace the "Classic Marvel" ethos by bringing back a fan-favorite team-up that crosses the divide between the Avengers and X-Men. That's right - the Beast/Wonder Man bromance is back.
"Uncanny Avengers will continue to be the series that operates 'across the aisle' between the worlds of the Avengers and the X-Men (and also the worlds of the Fantastic Four and the Inhumans and just about everybody else)," Marvel Senior VP/Executive Editor Tom Brevoort toldPreviewsWorld. "It’s not a new bridge precisely - and the fact that we’re turning our Legacy storyline on reuniting the vintage bromance of Wonder Man and the Beast underscores that."
"These guys have been best buddies for decades, with no divide between A and X truly separating them," Brevoort continued. "Additionally, though, we’ll also be seeing some classic mutant villains in these coming issues, folks whom we haven’t often seen go up against any iteration of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. So yes, Uncanny Avengers will continue to illustrate on a monthly basis that the Marvel Universe is just that - a shared universe, and not simply a collection of individual publishing lines where never the twain shall meet."
"Working on Uncanny Avengers is a blast because it draws from so much history and gives it a new spin," added writer Jim Zub. "The series acts as connective tissue to the shared Marvel Universe. Characters from different groups and backgrounds, including some of the oldest and most recognizable in the entire MU, working together for the greater good. Getting to collaborate with incredible artists like Sean Izaakse and Tamra Bonvillain, who elevate those ideas and the script to make every page look so good, is better still. It keeps me inspired, striving to do my best to live up to their hard work."
Here's the full solicitation for Uncanny Avengers #28, expected to be released this fall as part of Marvel Legacy.
UNCANNY AVENGERS #28
(W) JIM ZUB
(A/CA) SEAN IZAAKSE
STARS AND GARTERS
Part Avengers and part X-Men. Two of Earth’s mightiest heroes and two of Earth’s mightiest friends. And when it comes to super-heroics, Wonder Man and the Beast have seen it, done it, and they got the T-shirt. When the world throws you cosmic conflict, global calamity, death, rebirth and heartache aplenty, it's important to remember where your friends are. Join us for “A Pint or Two,” won't you?