Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” publishing campaign begins this month with a wave of new titles, and readers unsure of which comics to pick up can sample six different series in next week’s Avengers #0 one-shot. It’s one of two samplers being released (the other is All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One) and highlights new superhero team titles tied into the Avengers: Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar’s Avengers, Al Ewing and Gerardo Sandoval’s New Avengers, Al Ewing and Kenneth Rocafort’s The Ultimates, G. Willow Wilson and Jorge Molina’s A-Force, Gerry Duggan and Ryan Stegman’s Uncanny Avengers, and James Robinson and Leonard Kirk’s Squadron Supreme.
With the exception of the A-Force preview, which features art by Victor Ibañez instead of Molina, the short stories feature the creative teams of the ongoing series, and these pages show a nice range of styles for these new titles. The most exciting thing about Avengers #0 is that it features the Marvel debut of long-time DC artist Kenneth Rocafort, and his shot of Ms. America Chavez has all the strength and attitude that have made her a fan-favorite character. It’s an exciting time to be an Avengers fan, and this one-shot’s wraparound Art Adams variant cover showcases the eclectic line-up of characters spotlighted in this fall’s new Avengers series, including veterans like Iron Man, Hawkeye, and Captain Marvel, as well as fresh faces like Ms. Marvel, Miles “Spider-Man” Morales, and the planet-eater Galactus. It’s a new day for the publisher, and the Avengers are leading the way into an “All-New, All-Different” Marvel Universe.