At yesterday’s MONDO MARVEL panel at the 2010 Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) saw a bunch of new titles announced, and one that has me excited is an out of continuity project by Atomic Robo writer Brian Clevinger.
The new series is called The Avengers and the Infinity Gauntlet and was described as a complete reimagining of the original story, published in 1991. Apparently Clevinger was told to read the original series, then forget everything he just read and come up with his own Infinity Gauntlet story.
In the new story, Thanos has the Infinity Guantlet and a group of Avengers has to get it back before everything dies. We’ll have to read the series to find out exactly how it differs from the original story, but if it’s anything like Clevinger’s other works, it will have a lot of action and humor.
Art on the series is by Brian Churilla, who currently draws The Anchor for BOOM! Studios. Covers for the series are by Humberto Ramos. The four-issue series comes out from Marvel starting in August, and since I love Atomic Robo, this will be a series I’m looking forward to.
Out of normal continuity so those of us who don’t care can follow it? Sold. Clevinger writing? Double-sold. Just read Robo Vol. 3, seriously the best series I’ve read in a long time.
Comment by Slipstream — April 17, 2010 @ 10:51 pm
The original Infinity Gauntlet story was part of my introduction to comics so I am really excited to see how it is reimagined.
Comment by Demonstrable — April 18, 2010 @ 5:18 pm