Not only are the Avengers getting a few new teammate, one of whom being the Man Without Fear, Daredevil himself, but they’ll be getting a new monthly artist as well. Marvel announced that Daniel Acuña, who has worked on titles such as Black Widow and DC ComicsGreen Lantern, will be replacing comics legend John Romita Jr as the regular artist on the title. Check out Marvel’s official announcement.

How will Daniel Acuña handle the AvengersMarvel is proud to announce that, superstar artist Daniel Acuña will be the new ongoing artist of Avengers! Beginning with Avengers #18, Acuña joins Marvel Architect Brian Michael Bendis  and pits the world’s premiere super hero team against their biggest threat yet! Following the events of Fear Itself, the Avengers must regroup, and rebuild – including looking for new members as Norman Osborn pulls together a fresh batch of Dark Avengers.

“Every time Daniel and I have worked together it has been a really fantastic experience and everyone loved it,” said Bendis. “The only thing we have never done  before is hunker down and make a real run of things together. So here we go!”

Fans of both Acuña and Bendis cannot miss what the two have in store for the Avengers!

“As an artist and as a professional, I am extremely happy to be working with Brian again,” said Acuña. “And come on, drawing the Avengers? They RULE! Aside from being the best, most charismatic team in comics – they always fight the biggest, meanest, and most powerful villains. All that, plus Captain America leading the team… what more can I ask for?!”

With a new roster on the horizon, who will Captain America call to join Earth’s Mightiest? And can their combined might be enough to topple Norman’s latest rise to power? Find out next month in Avengers #18!

In addition to the news, Marvel released a couple of preview pages of the issue, showing Acuña’s take on the book. So far, I like what I see. I have high hopes for Daniel Acuña and the future of the Avengers.

Art by Daniel Acuña

Art by Daniel Acuña

Art by Daniel Acuña