AVENGERS PRIME: SIEGE AFTERMATH #1 WRITER:
Brian Michael Bendis ARTIST:
Alan Davis THE STORY:
They were friends, brothers and teammates through all of Marvel's greatest adventures, but recent events turned them into the bitterest of enemies. In the wake of the Siege of Asgard Thor, Iron Man and Steve Rogers are brought together on the same side once more, but it's going to take more than a handshake and a smile to get these great heroes to truly trust each other again. This all-new, grand and dangerous adventure will catapult our heroes into the explosive Heroic Age and will unite comics legend Alan Davis with Avengers scribe Brian Bendis for the very first time.
As much as Marvel fans want to see Iron Man, Thor and Steve Rogers happily working together on the Avengers again, the characters have a lot
of recent history that can't be ignored. Avengers Prime: Siege Aftermath
, a five-issue, bi-monthly mini-series by Brian Michael Bendis and Alan Davis, deals with the three "prime" Avengers and how they resolve their many differences. While the series will begin at the same time as other Avengers titles in June, the entire five issues take place before
the first issue of The Avengers
and the launch of the "Heroic Age
," but after
the events of Siege
The story begins at the end of Siege
as Iron Man, Thor and Steve Rogers find themselves in a different place in time, stuck there until they work together to get home. As they experience this displacement over the series' five issues, the three end up dealing with their rocky past in a way that avoids lots of talking heads, instead forcing them into an action-filled dangerous adventure while they also work through their differences.
Vice President, Executive Editor Executive Tom Brevoort, who guides the Avengers titles, told Newsarama that the "Siege Aftermath
" part of the mini's title may actually be temporary, dropping down to just Avengers Prime
later this summer, since it's only there to explain when and where the story takes place. As Newsarama readers know, there are four Avengers titles launching this spring, so the "Siege Aftermath" label is meant to differentiate Avengers Prime
as its own, separate mini-series.
Newsarama talked with Brevoort about what motivated this five-issue series, why Alan Davis was brought on board, and whether this "place in time" is a familiar one
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