Fresh off a killer run on the Rogue & Gambit mini-series, writer Kelly Thompson is set to revive another classic love affair: that of comic book readers and the West Coast Avengers. Along with artist Stefano Caselli, Thompson will bring back the 1980s Avengers B-Team with Hawkeyes Clint and Kate. As seen on the cover to issue #1, The X-Men’s Quentin Quire will also join the team, along with Gwenpool, Miss America, and Kate’s boyfriend, Fuse. The characters will live together while filming a reality show, reminiscent slightly of the New Warriors series that led to the original Civil War event, proving once and for all that comics are cyclical and we’ve just finished with the most recent Bill Jemas cycle.
Thompson says of the series in a Marvel press release:
They all need and want something from being on that team together. Kate needs to help save LA, and she needs help to do that because villains have taken notice that there are no Super Heroes out there. I think there’s part of her that misses [being on a team] too. She’s been doing her own thing, on her own, and that’s cool. But she was the one, who, with no powers, was like ‘I’m leading the Young Avengers, I’m the boss.’
On the addition of America Chavez:
I think America is the biggest question mark, and I think that’s something we’re excited to explore: Why does she come back to LA? Why does she come back to be with Kate? Does she miss [the group dynamic] too? Because America, she likes to play things a little close to the vest.
The comic comes out on August 22nd. Will you be reserving a copy? Check out the official description below:
HAWKEYE (KATE BISHOP). HAWKEYE (CLINT BARTON). A guy named FUSE. Never have they ever been called “the big three” of…anything. And now here they are, reunited for, okay, well, it’s only the second time ever. Thank god they also brought AMERICA CHAVEZ, GWENPOOL and KID OMEGA. Wait. What? That’s right, it’s the new West Coast Avengers, son. And you better hope they can figure out how to save the world because BIG things are headed for the West Coast.
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