Next month Marvel architect Brian Michael Bendis and the legendary Walter Simonson bring us the thirtieth issue of Avengers. This book promises to tie-in with the almost-completed Avengers vs X-Men event. Specifically, the issue will focus on what Hawkeye and Spider-Woman are doing as the big event begins to wrap up. I know these tie-ins are often the subject of a lot of fan derision, but I have quite enjoyed Bendis’ storytelling method over the last few years. Big events used to lose sight of a lot of characters there wasn’t time for, but with the regular books playing a complimentary role to the big events we’re able to see what’s going on “off camera,” so to speak. Plus, it’s Walter Simonson! What further motivation do you need? Here’s the press release:
Your First Look at AVENGERS #30 – An AVENGERS VS. X-MEN Tie-In!
Marvel is proud to present your first look at Avengers #30! With Cyclops and Emma Frost more powerful than ever, it’s looking more and more like the end of the world for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! But amidst all the chaos and battling, can the budding romance of Hawkeye and Spider-Woman survive the strain? The creative team of superstar writer Brian Bendis and legendary artist Walter Simonson bring you high-stakes action and drama this September in Avengers #30, hitting comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop.