Marvel Comics has revealed new details about their "Legacy" story "Avengers: No Surrender," a weekly event that will merge the three monthly Avengers titles beginning with Avengers #675 in January. The new details were revealed in Marvel's FOOM, a promotional magazine that arrived in Direct Market comic book stores Tuesday and will be available to readers beginning Wednesday.
U.S.Avengers and Uncanny Avengers will end at least for the duration of "No Surrender" which will be written by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, and Jim Zub, who say plans for the weekly series have been in the works for nearly a year.
The series will also feature the return of some classic Avengers characters not seen much in recent years, including Living Lightning (now dubbed simply "Lightning"), and Jarvis.
"Avengers: No Surrender" will run for three months, with artist Pepe Larraz drawing the first month's issues, Kim Jacinto drawing the second month, and Paco Medina will take over in month three.
It's unclear whether the titles will remain a single series - and whether that series may stay weekly, in the style of Amazing Spider-Man's "Brand New Day" era - after "No Surrender" wraps. Waid did confirm that, at least in terms of his core Avengers roster, the line-up would change as of Avengers #675.
FOOM #1 was released to retailers this week, and will be available to fans on September 27.