COMICS: Warren Ellis Returns To Marvel For Orginal Graphic Novel AVENGERS: ENDLESS WARTIME

The writer behind Iron Man 3's Extremis comic book storyline is returning to marvel to pen an original graphic novel with artist Mike McKone. Set for an October release, Avengers: Endless Wartime appears to have a strong focus on Captain America.

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By Mark Julian - 3/26/2013



Avengers: Endless Wartime by Warren Ellis


Recent years have been light on original, out-of-continuity graphic novels from either of the big two comic book publishers but Marvel is looking to get back in the game with Avengers: Endless Wartime from Warren Ellis (The Authority, Planetary) and Mike McKone (Avengers Academy, Teen Titans). Ellis last wrote for Marvel in 2010 on the mini-series, Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis. You can check out a brief description of the project below courtesy of Amazon which also lists the book at $24.99 and for an October release.

An abomination, long thought buried, has resurfaced in a war-torn land. But now it wears an American flag. Faced with another nightmare reborn, Captain America will not stand for yet more death at the hands of a ghost from his past. Haunted by his greatest shame, Thor must renew the hunt for a familiar beast. At their side, an assemblage of allies united to end the threats no one of them could face alone. They are soldiers. Warriors. Comrades-in-arms. Mighty heroes led by a living legend, stronger together than apart. They are the Avengers.

Avengers: Endless Wartime is bookended by an introduction from Marvel's The Avengers star Clark Gregg (better known as "Agent Phil Coulson") and an afterword from the legendary Stan Lee, co-creator of this blockbuster super hero team.

Avengers: Endless Wartime features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app - including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more, as well as a bonus digital edition redeemable for reading via the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop, all at no additional cost!


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TheLibrarian - 3/26/2013, 8:39 AM
I'm probably way out of touch with the kids here but I have to ask...

What in the good name of Jebus' pet monkey is 'special augmented reality content'?
MarkJulian - 3/26/2013, 8:43 AM
@TheLibrarian You scan your smart phone or tablet at the book and additional content plays like creator interviews, character history, etc.
DanteSparda - 3/26/2013, 8:45 AM
What? Where? Who?
DanteSparda - 3/26/2013, 8:53 AM
So anyone have a clue about who this villian is?

Also I LOL'd at the sad Iron Man face.
95 - 3/26/2013, 8:55 AM
October, eh?
dezdigi - 3/26/2013, 8:57 AM
How come the big two stopped doing original graphic novels? Those are the classic stories that I'll always remember.
NorrinRaddical - 3/26/2013, 8:59 AM
I always loved original Graphic Novels; so many of them always felt like special events, long before crossovers took hold. Remember Mignola's Dr Strange & Dr Doom? Or several of the Silver Surfer GNs? DC had plenty as well in the 80s and 90s.

I would have no objection if comic book stores became, well, book stores. Many of us wait for the trades anyways, and then buy them on Amazon to boot. I'd much rather go to my favorite shop and get the Parker novels there, etc
NorrinRaddical - 3/26/2013, 8:59 AM
@Dezdigi - hear hear! me too
OdinsBeard - 3/26/2013, 9:23 AM
FINALLY! let's get some intelligent writing behind these characters. don't get me wrong, i love the monthlies and the action they bring to the table. but there's no reason WATCHMEN should still be the best comic on the shelves. not when you have have a sandbox like Marvel's or DC's to play in.

out-of-continuity mini-series or GN. that's where the best stories can be told. Marvel get's it.
Shadowelfz - 3/26/2013, 9:48 AM
Eh sounds aight but its written by Ellis, the only writer less intelligeble than Grant Morrison. I'll pass.
ComicFan1134 - 3/26/2013, 9:52 AM
Feh!
comicb00kguy - 3/26/2013, 9:58 AM
I'll have to look at this when it comes out to decide if I want to buy it. I usually prefer to glance through a graphic novel first to see if I like the art and to get a little feel for it.

Norrin: I'm all for graphic novels- I loved Emperor Doom back in the day, along with any number of great one-shot Batman or Superman stories. I'm also all for trade paperbacks. Those are a great and affordable way to enjoy stories I may have missed.
sephiroth211 - 3/26/2013, 10:22 AM
Loving that cover art. May have to give this a look see.
WakeUp - 3/26/2013, 11:16 AM
I want to read it...just not sure if I want to pay for it.
nuclearpriest - 3/26/2013, 2:45 PM
This must mean that the Joe Quesada era at Marvel's publishing arm is well and truly over because he has said on many occasions that he has no interest in publishing OGNs.
Pharaoh - 3/26/2013, 4:10 PM
@Norin I'm sick of comic books now is sooner get the TPB or HB n avoid having to see an advert page everytime I turn a page in an individual issue, like they even need to advertise [frick]in Batman anymore ha

I'm only getting 1st issues from now on for the majority of stuff n maybe issues for the odd mini series
NorrinRaddical - 3/26/2013, 4:22 PM
@comicb00kguy - SO many great Batman one shots! Gotham by Gaslight and Son of the Demon come to mind

@Pharaoh - so true! It's difficult for me to be that patient (I'm always a year or two behind Hellboy), and I DO have to go on SOME "media blackout" for spoilers, but it's always worth it for me for the eventual reading experience, and I don't miss the ads for Iron Man bed sheets.

I just loved how often there would be self contained, epic, and exclusive stories, and always treated ambiguously in the canon. Special stuff
RexDartEskimoSpy - 3/26/2013, 7:32 PM
Is it officially out-of-continuity? Not that it really matters. Pretty much anything Ellis writes for the Big Two is future retcon material. I miss Nextwave.

Warren Ellis + Avengers + OGN = sold. Or read for free at Barnes & Noble, at least...
LikeAPhoenix - 3/26/2013, 8:18 PM
Is he going write 12 paragraphs and then jump on to another project??
Havenless - 3/27/2013, 3:38 AM
Nice!
EarOne - 3/28/2013, 8:30 AM
both dc and marvel should do MORE of this instead of the worn out 'event crossover' stuff. i miss stuff like Kingdom Come, Marvels, The Nail, etc.

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