In a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, editor Tom Brevoort discussed how the “Avengers” and “New Avengers” will be related to the “Original Sin” event (Cap remembers his mindwipe and the Illuminati fight an alt-version of themselves from another world), but in it he also mentioned two things that fans of Hickman’s “Avengers” will want to be aware of: that “Original Sin” is the culmination of what is being referred to as Act 2 of his run, and that September will see another event.
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Is September really the beginning of a new act for Jonathan’s long form Avengers epic?
Yes, the end of these cycle of stories, the “Original Sin” tie-in to Avengers which ends with #34 and the end of The Great Society cycle of stories which if I’m remembering correctly is “New Avengers” #23, are really the point at which we move into the third act and the end game that all this stuff has been building to. So we’ll get a big event in September that you’ll hear more about soon that sets both of these books on a trajectory and takes them barreling into the future in a big way.
Issues #5 and #6 debut in July with “Classified” solicitations and it double-shifts in June and May as well, so it’s not out of the realm of possibilities that it will end in August. That would make it very easy for it to end in August, just as a Hickman-event ramps up again. I’d also point out that “event” could be used not in the way that means a 8-issue mini-series, but rather a something that happens or is regarded as happening; either/or seems relatively likely when talking Marvel.
I’m sure fans of Hickman’s “Fantastic Four” will remember how he drew those two books together, though, so seeing something huge happen in “Avengers” and “New Avengers” here. The run has been a bit up and down in terms of critical reactions, and one might even say it’s a touch uneven — but as Brevoort notes, the two books are about to become directly linked and stay that way for some time, so fans of the books should prepare accordingly.
To close with a Brevoort quote,
There will be a moment regardless of who you are and whether you love or hate all the stuff that we’re doing where you as a reader will go, “Man, I have to go back and look at this stuff. Boy I wish I was I reading this all along.” I know it sounds like hyperbole. Stuff like that is so easy to say, but once we get to September and 2015 you’ll be popping those issues down on the App and searching out the hardcovers. It’s just going to happen for a lot of people. So you might as well be smart and get ahead of the curve. [Laughs] Be a trend setter instead of a trend follower and get on board now! You really will thank me come September and 2015.