The next major Avengers event may prove to be the final nail in the coffin for the team, erasing not only their unit, but their legacy within the Marvel Universe. Previously, when Marvel first announced the title for Avengers: Twilight, there wasn’t enough information to get a good grasp of what the story was about. Truly a teaser, it was speculated as the final mission for the Avengers.
Now, following Marvel’s “NEXT BIG THING” New York Comic-Con panel, there is a greater insight for what readers can expect with Avengers: Twilight #1 by Chip Zdarsky and Daniel Acuña. Cover art can be found below.
The six-part limited series begins on January 16. New information suggests that both the team and their legacy are going to be snapped entirely out of existence.
According to information revealed about Avengers: Twilight so far, the series will find Steve Rogers in a new world where there is no Captain America. In fact, there are no Avengers, as all of Steve’s friends have become strangers, or are long dead. Marvel framed the series with the question, “How do you assemble Avengers in a world that doesn’t want them?” Thissuggests that this new world is not only one without heroes, but one where the citizens of Earth don’t want heroes around. This will potentially make Steve’s attempts to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes once more even harder.
While Avengers: Twilight is expected to be an alternate timeline story taking place outside of the main Earth-616 continuity, curious readers can’t help but draw parallels between the world of the series and the current state of Earth-616, where the citizens of the Marvel Universe are starting to get sick of superheroes. It is worth wondering how public perception of heroes in Marvel’s main canon is related to the events unfolding in Twilight. Details on the series remain scarce immediately following Marvel’s reveal of the series at 2023’s New York Comic-Con, but more info is sure to come soon ahead of the series’ January debut.
A World Without Heroes Isn’t Hopeless
What will perhaps be most interesting about Avengers: Twilight will be seeing how a world without superheroes does not necessarily equate a world without hope. Marvel also piqued fans curiosity by suggesting that the American Dream, so cherished by Steve Rogers as Captain America, is not as dead as Twilight’s Avengers. As long as the world’s greatest hero Captain America (whether he’s donning the mantle or not) is around to keep that dream alive, there is hope for both the world of Twilight and for the Avengers’ return. Rather than mark the Avengers’ final mission, Twilight may prove why all Earths need theAvengers now more than ever.
Avengers: Twilight #1 hits shelves January 13.
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