“And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when the era of big company wide events ended! On that day all the Avengers titles were re-launched with new number ones to show that they were super-serious – and so we’re having a big party to celebrate!” – an issue of Avengers, I think
Or something like that. I’m not good with quotes. Either way, on Wednesday, May 19th the classic Avengers line-up returns in Avengers #1, written by Brian Bendis and art by John Romita, Jr. and we’re celebrating with an Avengers day party! We’ll have Avengers cake, our 360 up and running so we can get our Marvel vs Capcom 2 on, and we’ll also have free prints of the image above available for the first 25 people that show up. Here’s the official press release with our names in the blank spots with more information
“Super-Fly Comics & Games in association with Marvel Comics is pleased to announce the official Marvel Avengers Day Party all day Wednesday, May 19th. Fans of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and all things Marvel are invited to come in and celebrate the release of the new Avengers series penned by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by John Romita Jr. during this all-day event. Guests will have the chance to pick up a FREE exclusive limited edition print featuring Romita Jr.’s “I Am An Avenger” images, plus exclusive Avengers Day party variants of Avengers #1 will be on-sale to celebrate the launch of Avengers #1, a title kicking off a new Heroic Age at Marvel.
“As Marvel ushers in the Heroic Age, we wanted a chance to celebrate with our greatest fans as Avengers #1 signifies a whole new era for the Marvel Universe,” says Marvel Senior Vice President of Sales and Circulation Publishing David Gabriel. “Bendis and Romita Jr. are making Marvel history and we wanted to share in this momentous day with our fans and retail partners.”
Seriously, what better way to make New Comic Day even more fun than cake, video games and free stuff? Nothing allowed by law, I’ll tell you that!