Brian Michael Bendis is clearly excited about September’s New Avengers #16.1 — penciled by Neal Adams — and now the book’s been officially announced by Marvel, with a cover, to boot. The issue has been heralded as the return of Norman Osborn, and, yup, he’s right there, with the specter of the Green Goblin looming.
Full cover and press release after the jump.
Marvel is pleased to announce that legendary Avengers artist Neal Adams joins Marvel Architect Brian Michael Bendis for a historic collaboration in New Avengers #16.1, a great starting point for new and old readers alike! Norman Osborn, the man who nearly destroyed the Avengers, is back! With the remnants of H.A.M.M.E.R back in action, led by the former Green Goblin, the New Avengers ready themselves for an explosive clash they won’t soon forget.
“Every single panel is so filled with life and vitality. The most diehard Neal Adams fans will be blown away because you are seeing things you have not seen from him before,” said Bendis in an interview with Marvel.com. “You will be begging for a Neal Adams Iron Fist book when you see this issue.”
Osborn has had plenty of time plotting his revenge on the New Avengers, and finally he’ll be able to unleash the full fury of his followers on the team! When the dust settles, Norman’s dark hand (and Dark Avengers?!) will be revealed! The next great New Avengers epic begins in a way only Bendis and Adams can deliver this September in New Avengers #16.1!
NEW AVENGERS #16.1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by NEAL ADAMS
ON SALE THIS SEPTEMBER!