Marvel is kicking off their "A Fresh Start" initiative (see “Marvel Promises 'A Fresh Start' in May”) with new #1s for the Avengers, Black Panther, and Venom.

Avengers #1, written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Ed McGuinness, will be in stores on May 2.  The series reunites Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man in a fight against the Celestials.

In Black Panther #1, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will be joined by artist Daniel Acuna to kick off a series about the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda.  T’Challa will discover the Wakanda that exists across the multiverse. The first issue will be in stores on May 23.

Meanwhile, back in New York City, writer Donny Cates and artist Ryan Stegman will take on Venom, as the wicked webslinger encounters both a primordial evil and the evil within itself.  Venom #1 will be on stands on May 9.

The Marvel Legacy initiative returned the series to the classic issue counts (see “Marvel to Return to Legacy Numbering”), and Marvel will maintain them with a dual numbering system on the titles.

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