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Marvel Announces 'Avengers 1959' from Howard Chaykin

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 06/22/2011 - 12:17

picSpinning out of the pages of New Avengers, Marvel and CBR announce Avengers 1959, a five issue mini, written and drawn by Howard Chaykin.

Chaykin previously did an "Avengers 1959" story in the pages of NA with "Infinity" that featured Nick Fury, Sabretooth, Kraven The Hunter and Namora.

The new Avengers 1959 will see Chaykin further explore the relationships between these characters and takes place a few weeks after "Infinity." In addition, Blonde Phantom joins the "1959" assemblers.

"They're not after the Red Skull this time. Basically they're up against that nascent network of post-World War II fascist villains that's slowly coming together," Chaykin told CBR. "There's also a third party, which I will not go into, that is instrumental in stirring up a storm between our heroes and those villains. That sort of complicates things radically."

In addition to the main cast, Chaykin teases other Marvel characters will be appearing.

"We'll see other characters from that period show up in cameos and guest spots, which I will not talk about," said Chaykin. "But expect some fun and recognizable faces."

Head on over to CBR for more from Howard Chaykin; Avengers 1959 hits this October!


Updated with official Press Release from Marvel:


Marvel Announces AVENGERS 1959!
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
Rated T+ …$2.99