Thomas, Englehart, Busiek, Perez, the Buscema brothers — and more…
Boy, Marvel’s spending a lot of capital on Squadron Supreme these days, no? I’m not even talking about the new comics — I’m talking about reprint collections that are in the works for 2021.
Well, you can add one more to the pile: Squadron Supreme vs. the Avengers, a trade paperback collecting some of the teams’ greatest showdowns.
Dig the official solicitation info, released Thursday, by Marvel:
SQUADRON SUPREME VS. AVENGERS TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS, STEVE ENGLEHART, KURT BUSIEK, JAMES ROBINSON & MORE
Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA, JOHN BUSCEMA, GEORGE PÉREZ, WAYNE BORING, CARLOS PACHECO & LEONARD KIRK
Cover by GEORGE PÉREZ
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes face the champions of another reality! In the Avengers’ home dimension, Hyperion, Nighthawk, Doctor Spectrum and the Whizzer are sinister enemies! But in another world, they are the heroic Squadron Supreme…and they’re about to meet the Avengers head-on! As if the madness of Brain-Child wasn’t enough, the two teams clash in a classic world-hopping, time-bending conspiracy involving Kang and the evil Serpent Crown! Plus: Thor battles not one but two Hyperions! A reinvigorated team of Avengers meets their match, but can the stranded Squadron find a way back home? And when a new cross-reality team of survivors forms — including Blur and Power Princess — this new Squadron quickly attracts the attention of the Uncanny Avengers! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #69-70, #85-86, #141-144 and #147-149; THOR (1966) #280; AVENGERS (1998) #5-6; AVENGERS/SQUADRON SUPREME ANNUAL ’98 and SQUADRON SUPREME (2015) #3.
352 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
Trim size: 6-5/8 x 10-3/16
A few thoughts:
— The softcover is due May 26.
— Don’t forget, Squadron Supreme: Marvel Tales #1, is due April 7. It includes some of the issues in the paperback. Click here for more info.
— There’s also Mark Gruenwald’s 1980s Squadron Supreme 12-issue series returning to print this spring, now due April 28. Click here for more info.
— THE THANOS QUEST: Marvel to Re-Release JIM STARLIN’s Essential Series. Click here.
— DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL to Get GALLERY EDITION Treatment. Click here.
February 18, 2021
I went to purchase off Amazon and I noticed a different posting that looked very similar. In 2016 there was a hardcover volume with many of the same stories and a few that aren’t listed for the newer paperback version. $20 more I get much of the new listing, additional issues and it’s hardcover. Sweet!
February 19, 2021
That George Perez artwork is supremely slick!