Published August 11, 2023

Wasp and Victor Shade Debut a New Style of Avenging in 'Avengers Inc.' #1

Al Ewing and Leonard Kirk’s AVENGERS INC. kicks off on September 13.

You’ve heard about Avengers-level threats. Now, get ready for Avengers-level mysteries!

Starting next month, Al Ewing and Leonard Kirk’s brand-new noir-inspired AVENGERS INC. series will see Janet Van Dyne lead Earth’s Mightiest Heroes into a new era of Super Hero storytelling that mixes high-stakes Avengers action with super powered sleuthing. Hitting just in time for the Avengers’ milestone 60th anniversary, AVENGERS INC. begins as Wasp investigates a string of Super Villain murders. She’ll find help in the form of a mysterious new partner—Victor Shade! Has this former alias of Vision resurfaced to guide Wasp to the truth or is his familiar guise hiding the very clues Janet needs to crack the case? 

Her name is Janet Van Dyne. She’s a hero. She’s a celebrity. She’s hunting a killer and she’s not the only one. By her side 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. Fans can get their first look at this stylish new series in the all-new AVENGERS INC. trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork and covers!

"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!” Ewing explained. “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!"

The special first look at AVENGERS INC. #1 below opens in a morgue, with a close-up on the late David Cannon, AKA Whirlwind, in the wake of his death in WASP (2023). Another page reveals that Whirlwind wasn't the only casualty, as the perspective peels back to reveal several other bodies, which Janet observes with a hand on her hip. To take a better look at the victims, she shrinks down and comes in close, but misses the sandy threat brewing on the other side of the room—but when it strikes the soldier standing guard, she immediately leaps into action.

AVENGERS INC. #1 cover by Daniel Acuña

Written by AL EWING
Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Virgin Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Variant Cover by ERICA D’URSO
Saturday Morning Variant Cover by SEAN GALLOWAY
Avengers 60th Anniversary Variant Cover by LEO ROMERO
Connecting Avengers Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS
Virgin Sketch Connecting Avengers Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS
On Sale 9/13

Check out the trailer, variant covers, and interior artwork now and pick up AVENGERS INC. #1 on September 13!

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AVENGERS INC. #1 cover by Daniel Acuña


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