Earlier this year, writer Al Ewing penned a Wasp miniseries in honor of the characters’ 60th Anniversary. The final issue ended with a tease that Janet Van Dyne’s adventures were just beginning. Sure enough, Marvel has announced an Avengers Inc., a new ongoing series launching in September with Ewing returning as writer and joined by artist Leonard Kirk. No additional members of the creative team were announced. The first issue will feature a cover drawn by Daniel Acuña.
The premise of the book sees Janet Van Dyne solving mysteries alongside a new partner named Victor Shade, the former alias of the Vision.
Her name is Janet Van Dyne. She’s a hero. She’s a celebrity. She’s hunting a killer. His name is Victor Shade. He’s a villain. He’s an enigma. He just got killed. And together, they’re out to solve every mystery in the Marvel Universe…starting with their own.
It kicks off with a deadly conspiracy rooted in the ghosts of the Avengers’ past that only founding Avenger Wasp can solve. But she won’t be alone as she finds a new partner in Victor Shade! This former alias of Vision mysteriously resurfaces just as Janet discovers a score of Super Villain murders. Will he guide Wasp to the truth or is his familiar guise hiding the very clues Janet needs to crack the case?
At the end of the aforementioned Wasp miniseries, Janet’s nemesis Whirlwind was mysteriously killed in his cell. Avengers Inc. will obviously pick up that plotline.
Ewing teased what readers can expect:
“AVENGERS INC. takes the beating, buzzing heart of the original Avengers, teams her up with an undead mystery man with an identity so secret even he doesn’t know it, and sends them both out to solve the most amazing, fantastic and uncanny whodunnits the Marvel Universe has to offer! It’s kind of a classic ‘will-they-won’t-they’ crime-solving partnership—or it would be if the ‘will-they’ in question was ‘save the world from…’ Well, that’d be telling. See you in September!”
“I am unsure what can be said of AVENGERS INC. without spoiling anything for the readers. I can say this is a fun and intriguing take on some familiar characters that leans more into detective skills over super strength, wit rather than eye beams and cunning instead of small, genetically mutated, furry creatures. Al is doing a bang up job with this and I am having a load of fun. I hope the audience does too.”
Look for Avengers Inc. #1 to arrive in comic shops and digitally on Wednesday, September 13th.