In January, “Avengers” is going weekly from issue #675 for a sixteen-issue event titled ‘Avengers: No Surrender.’ The storyline will team current “Avengers” scribe Mark Waid with Al Ewing (“U.S. Avengers”) and Jim Zub (“Uncanny Avengers”), and sees the teams from all three titles wake up one morning to discover the Earth has been “stolen.” The villains in the crossover will include Thanos’s Black Order, and a new incarnation of the Lethal Legion.
In a lengthy Newsarama interview, editor Tom Brevoort confirmed the event will run from #675 to #690. “Uncanny Avengers” artist Pepe Larraz will draw the first month of issues (#675 to #678), Kim Jacinto (also an artist on “Uncanny Avengers”) has been assigned the second month (#679-682), while Paco Medina (“U.S. Avengers”) is doing the third month (#683-686). It is intended that Larraz, Jacinto and Medina will draw April’s issues together.
The storyline will also reveal more about Voyager, the mysterious new character teased in “Marvel Legacy,” when her statue was suddenly added to those of the original Avengers in Avengers Mansion without their loyal butler, Edwin Jarvis, even noticing. Brevoort revealed her true name is Valerie Vector, and that she is a forgotten superhero in the vein of Sentry or Blue Marvel.
Marvel described ‘No Surrender’ as the “end of an era” for the Avengers, and “the team’s final days.” Brevoort himself explicitly compared the event to ‘Avengers Disassembled,’ though “in spirit,” rather than apparently clearing the way for another #1 when #700 is just around the corner.
‘Avengers: No Surrender’ kicks off with “Avengers” #675 in January 2018.