During a special retailer conference, Marvel showed off numerous pieces of cover artwork from Avengers: Twilight. These include previously-revealed covers like Alex Ross‘ main cover art for issues #1-3, as well as Acuña’s variants for issues #2 and #3. However, the publisher also debuted three all-new covers from Avengers: Twilight #4. These include a main cover by Ross, a variant cover by Acuña, and an additional variant by Simone Bianchi.
The publisher also revealed two unlettered interior pages from Avengers: Twilight #3, which is due to hit comic shops in late February.
Finally, Marvel revealed some of Acuña’s character design sheets. The artwork highlights key characters like Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and Iron Man. It also offers a glimpse at an aged Wasp, a squad of “Iron Cops,” and what appears to be a new team of Defenders.
“My goal with anything is to create a story that is both new reader friendly and also welcomes in older readers who will enjoy the references sprinkled throughout,” Zdarsky said of Avengers: Twilight during the conference. “I think if you have a base knowledge of Marvel super heroes, there’s really something for you here. And getting a chance to do something that’s self-contained in six issues with one consistent artist throughout is my favorite kind of project because those are types of books you can sell forever.”
What is Avengers: Twilight about?
Zdarsky and Acuña’s new series centers on an aged Steve Rogers. The retired hero suits up as Captain America one last time in an attempt to save the world — and salvage the Avengers‘ tarnished legacy while he’s at it. In this dark version of Marvel’s future, many of Cap’s friends and allies are long dead. In their place stands an all-new team of corrupt “heroes” (some of whom have direct ties to the Avengers of old).
An official synopsis for issue #1 reads as follows: “In a gleaming new world of prosperity, Captain America is no more. But Steve Rogers still exists, floating through an America where freedom is an illusion, where THE AVENGERS are strangers and his friends are long dead. But is the Dream? How do you assemble Avengers in a world that doesn’t want them?”
Avengers: Twilight #1 goes on sale January 10, 2024 from Marvel Comics. Issue #2 goes on sale on January 31, followed by issue #3 on February 28 and issue #4 on March 13.
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