"The greatest heroes in comics together on one unbeatable team! The Avengers 'go large,' expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. When Captain America puts out his call - who will answer? Big threats, big ideas, big idealism - these are the Avengers Now!"
I'd have to imagine it's been an interesting year for the people at Marvel Comics. Their characters have never been more popular. Five years of successful comic adaptations under the Marvel Films banner led up to a triumphant, box office record shattering debut for The Avengers movie. It managed to be a major success with fans and finances. As a brand, Marvel has achieved previously unreached heights.
And yet, in the publishing world, Marvel has managed to fall behind the competition. After last year's massively successful revamp of their lineup,