With the conclusion of "Avengers Vs. X-Men" this week,Marvel is set to move on to the next phase of its publishing plan. Marvel NOW! ushers in a whole wave of relaunches for Marvel's biggest properties beginning this month and extending through January. "Avengers" #1 hits in December courtesy of Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena, who forge a new direction and roster for Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Hickman also takes on "New Avengers" for the Marvel NOW! launch window. Today, during a special press conference call, Hickman, Marvel EIC Axel Alonso and Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort gather to shed some light on the upcoming series and the direction of the Avengers following "AvX."
After introducing the callers, Sales and Communications Coordinator James Viscardi kicked off the call by asking Hickman about his experience working on the book.
"The work that they're turning in is encouraging and exciting," said Hickman of the art teams on "Avengers" and "New Avengers."