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The series will launch in October, with Adam Kubert joining the art team (Mark Waid was previously announced as the writer, with Mahmud Asrar also on the art team). Cover art for issue #1 is by Alex Ross.
Waid points out that the first main villain, Warbringer, has a history with Nova and raises the question of whether Sam Alexander (Nova) will reveal this fact to the rest of the team. The team will also face down a new foe: financial responsibility. “One of the Avengers' often-undiscussed ‘superpowers’ has always been Tony Stark's boundless fortune,” Waid said in a statement. “As readers of Brian Bendis's upcoming Invincible Iron Man will see, Tony can no longer be the team's sole financial resource--meaning that our Avengers will have to operate a little more modestly and with limits to their resources, making their battles even more challenging,”
As Marvel pointed out in its announcement, the new line-up has only one white male, a more diverse line-up than ever before.