Sunday, October 21, 2007
New Avengers: The Spirit of America
I haven't promoted this project because most of you can't get it -- but I'm proud of it anyway. It's the fifth in a series of NEW AVENGERS comics produced specifically for the US army's soldiers, and the second one I've written. I always feel a particular sense of responsibility working on these books, because of the terrible burdens our soldiers face these days.
In this book, a message from Captain America -- taped before his death -- sends Wolverine and Iron Man, separately, to protect two siblings -- a soldier and a national guardsman -- who, together, hold the key to an A.I.M. terrorist plot. I had some fun with the Iron Man/Captain America conflict, and also with the fact that Wolverine now has dual membership in the Avengers and the X-Men. (He drags Cyclops overseas with him.)
There's a nice, brief review here. If anyone else has read it and has feedback -- or has a friend or relative serving, who gets hold of it -- I'd love to hear it.