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At SDCC this year, Marvel announced the release of a five-issue series of one-shots - 40 pages of "all-new material/no reprints" (according to the solicits) at $3.99 - focusing on some classic Avengers members.

They are:
- Ant-Man & the Wasp, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with interior art by Stéphanie Hans (out Nov. 2 - tomorrow!)
- Vision, written by Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel with interior art by Stephane Perger (Nov. 9)
- Luke Cage, written by Adam Glass and Mike Benson with interior art by Dalibor Talajic (Nov. 16)
- Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver, written by Sean McKeever with interior art by Mirco Pierfederici (Nov. 23)
- Thor, written by Kathryn Immonen with interior art by Al Barrionuevo (Nov. 30)


Covers (all by Marko Djurdjevic except Thor, which is by Gerald Parel) and solicits for all five issues:

The scientist's name is Hank Pym. The socialite's is Janet Van Dyne. Both are haunted by personal tragedy and the burning need to...avenge! It's insect love, Marvel-style, as we revisit the unlikely origin (and courtship) of the astonishing Ant-Man and the winsome Wasp!



Is he man or machine? Created by the evil Ultron, The Vision was meant to be a terrifying weapon of destruction. But when tasked with destroying The Avengers, he must decide whether to follow his programming...or defy his creator. Witness the origin of The Avengers' most mysterious member in this exciting one-shot!



He is X-Factor's hot-headed speedster, and she is arguably the most dangerous mutant alive. But there was once a time when these two were children, twins on the run from those who feared and hated them, belonging with no one save for one another...until they joined the Avengers! For the first time ever in one titanic tale, see the path that took Wanda and Pietro Maximoff from vagrants to mutant terrorists under Magneto to Earth's mightiest heroes!



What makes someone a hero? An Avenger? Is it super-powers? An
indomitable will? An innate sense of right and wrong? For Luke Cage its one terrible mistake that has haunted him his entire life. But can a lifetime of good deeds make up for his years spent on the other side of the law? And will that past ever let him go, or will it tear him to pieces?



A chosen son seemingly determined to simultaneously live up to and defeat his father's expectations. A brother who's influence he cannot abide but will never escape. Join Thor in Asgard for a timeless archetypal family drama played out against a cosmic backdrop where the human journey toward humility and compassion is also Thor's journey toward godhood and worthiness.

And now for some interiors (from only the first four, I'm afraid). First up, two pages from a CBR preview for Ant-Man & the Wasp.



"I...I'm sorry, Miss van Dyne...but I'll be working this evening."

At his lab, Hank decides to test his discovery - later to be named "Pym Particles", of course - on himself.



Two more pages, unlettered and out of sequence I think (but so so pretty!), are available here and here at marvel.com.


Next up, two scans from a CBR preview for Vision (although they seem to have mislabeled it as "Vision 17").



"...my creation."

Ultron teaches Vizh how to use his combat abilities and, once he's deemed good enough with them, starts teaching him about humans...and about one group of humans in particular.




And two more pages, this time from the CBR preview of Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver.






And finally, two pages from Luke Cage (from a ComicsAlliance article about the Avengers Origins series.





More info is available from a marvel.com article in which each writer/writing team explains briefly what their goals are for their issue and a Newsarama interview with all writers except Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
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