Marvel has released new information and images for their upcoming U.S.Avengers series. Following a new counter terrorism unit, the U.S.Avengers appear to be a spiritual successor to the New Avengers.
The team comprises a new Iron Patriot, Cannonball, Thunderbolt Ross, Pod, a Captain America from the future, and the unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Heading the team will be former X-Men Sunspot, who still has control of the A.I.M. organization.
Al Ewing will write the series while Paco Medina tends to the artwork. Both creators show enthusiasm on taking these characters in a new direction.
The initial story arc will focus on an enemy of the future Captain America. Being the daughter of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, this version of Captain America will find an old foe following her into the past.
The group will be based in Washington D.C. and will still have connections to the reformed A.I.M. organization, another important carry over from the New Avengers title.
The series will certainly be dealing with the wake of the ongoing Civil War II, seeing Carol Danvers undoubtedly working to stabilize ongoing problems.
The recent failures of S.H.I.E.L.D. will only add to the stress under Captain Marvel’s shoulders. Of course, the New Avengers were a foil to S.H.I.E.L.D. and the American government during the recent Avengers: Standoff event this spring.
It will be interesting to see how long this relationship will last before the U.S.Avengers and their government counterparts come to blows. Another element Ewing discusses is the tension between Sunspot and Ross. Ross, an experienced military officer, will have little patience to being bossed around by a man younger than him.
Slated for a fall release, fans will see and judge the series for themselves under the upcoming Marvel NOW! initiative.