12:15pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Marvel Launching 'Avengers: Back to Basics' Digital Comics Series
Ahead of next year’s Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Entertainment is continuing its partnership with digital comics platform ComiXology with the announcement of an all-new six-issue series showcasing a classic lineup of the team.
Avengers: Back to Basics will launch as a ComiXology-exclusive title in March, with new issues released every two weeks throughout its run. (Subsequent to its initial release, the title will be widely available in a print collection, as with all the Marvel/ComiXology titles.) The series, which sees the team deal with an oncoming apocalyptic event heralded by a solar eclipse, will be written by Spider-Man 2099 co-creator Peter David, with art by Brian Level and Juanan Ramirez.
“With buzz over the Avengers reaching a fever pitch, we’re thrilled to help bring fans — new and old — a brand-new Avengers story featuring Thor, The Hulk, Iron Man and other favorites sure to capture the imagination of all readers,” ComiXology’s head of content and senior director of communications Chip Mosher said in a statement.
Back to Basics will be the fourth ComiXology-exclusive title created by Marvel as part of the partnership, announced at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and follows The Immortal Iron Fists, Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe and the upcoming Black Panther: Long Live the King.
The title, like more than 10,000 other Marvel releases, will be available as part of the monthly ComiXology Unlimited subscription package, as well as available for purchase separately. Avengers: Back to Basics is set to bow March 7.