Marvel is promising big things with Avengers: No Surrender, a weekly storyline that starts with January's Avengers #675. The storyline will result in the end of Uncanny Avengers and USAvengers, with the writers Al Ewing (USAvengers) and Jim Zub (Uncanny Avengers) working on the storyline with current Avengers writer Mark Waid. To show the sheer scope of this comic, Marvel has revealed the first cover by artist Mark Brooks, which pays homage to DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths.
The cover features every character currently part of Avengers groups, including Rogue, Falcon, Jane Foster Thor (who might not die after all) and much more. Having the cover pay tribute to the classic Crisis on Infinite Earths will only raise expectations for the storyline, with previous teasers saying this is the beginning of the end. It's a hell of a way to kick off the new year, especially with the book reaching its 700th issue soon.
No Surrender will also answer questions that the Marvel Legacy one-shot raised, specifically the appearance of new character Voyager in the classic Avengers statue. All the classic Avengers are still part of the statue - Iron Man, Hulk, Giant-Man, Wasp, Thor, and Captain America - so seeing how Voyager inserts herself into the team's past is definitely intriguing.
This isn't the first time Mark Waid has worked on a weekly comic book. When he worked for DC he helped pen the critically acclaimed 52 weekly series with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, and Greg Rucka, which focused on some of the minor characters of the DC universe.
Will Avengers: No Surrender be just as good as 52 or Crisis on Infinite Earths? Fans will find out in January when the comic hits stores.
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