Marvel continues to roll out Modern Era Epic Collections with the first in the New Avengers series from 2004-2005.
New Avengers: Assembled Modern Era Epic Collection includes The Avengers #500-503 and #500 Director’s Cut, The Avengers Finale (2005), The New Avengers #1-10 and #1 Directors Cut, and The New Avengers: Most Wanted Files (2005).
Brian Michael Bendis, David Finch, Steve McNiven, and Danny Miki’s reinvention of the team after the destruction of the group in the “Disassembled” storyline (also included here) brought the team back to prominence and rocketed the series to the top of the sales charts with a New Avengers squad comprised of all of the heavy hitters in the Marvel Universe. The creative team’s mix of the most popular heroes in the company such as Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, and Captain America and cult favorites such as Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Luke Cage, Ronin, and The Sentry provided the perfect mix for the diverse group of heroes, with deft characterization by Bendis providing the backdrop for a huge hit.
Other artists featured in the collection (primarily in Finale and Most Wanted) include Olivier Coipel, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayeres, George Perez, John Byrne, Scott Kolins, Kieron Dwyer, Alan Davis, Michael Golden, Brent Anderson, J.G. Jones, Alex Maleev, Steve Epting, Lee Weeks, Michael Gaydos, Eric Powell, Darick Robertson, Mike Mayhew, Gary Frank, Mike Avon Oeming, Jim Cheung, Mark Morales, Mike Perkins, David Mack, Allen Martinez, Victor Olazaba, John Dell, Jae Lee, and Jose Villarrubia.
New Avengers: Assembled also marks the continuation of the Modern Era editions of the Epic Collection line focusing on 21st century content, identified by the black stripe on the left side of each edition. Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider was the first of the Modern Era Epic Collection editions, released this past May.
The New Avengers: Assembled Modern Era Epic Collection consists of 504 pages for a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Check out the cover by Joe Quesada below and stay tuned to Conskipper for all of your Avengers news and future Modern Era Epic Collection announcements.