I know Howard Chaykin is not everyone’s cup of tea. Thankfully, he’s mine. Most recently, I’ve been enjoying his work in the current New Avengers arc in which Nick Fury organizes a team of Avengers in 1959. Though penned by series scribe Brian Michael Bendis, Chaykin is getting his opportunity to flesh out the ragtag team of hero-ish characters from the era (or who could have been around at the time) in Avengers 1959.
While I’ve never quite understood why, one of my favorite pulp characters growing up was Dominic Fortune. I was so thrilled to see the character included in Bendis’ story and now in the new five-issue mini. Maybe it’s the vest or the pistol or the cool-as-hell codename—his last name is really Fortunov (of course it is!).
Official Press Release
Spinning out from the pages of New Avengers, Marvel is pleased to announce Avengers 1959 #1 (of 5), a brand new mini-series from comics legend Howard Chaykin, this fall! An unique team of super powered individuals of the post-World War II era including, Sabretooth, Kraven the Hunter and Namora, must combat threats in New York, Madripoor, and everywhere in between!
"I'm grabbing what feels like a brass ring here, with the opportunity to do an untold story of the lost years of the Marvel Universe,” explained Chaykin. “In a follow up to the sensational stuff laid out by Brian Bendis in NEW AVENGERS, we'll follow Nick Fury and his Avengers around the world as they track down and take down super powered survivors of the Third Reich--as their ever effort is countermanded by a mysterious agency with a dark agenda of its own.”
Can the team save the day without tearing each other apart and who else will join the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest? Get the full story behind Nick Fury Nick Fury led Avengers Initiative as they trek across the globe saving the entire Marvel Universe from peril, only in the action-packed Avengers 1959 #1 (of 5)!
AVENGERS 1959 #1 (of 5)
Story and Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Rated T+ ...$2.99
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