The Avengers Gain An Artist
By Brian Jacks
Since August's issue #57, writer Geoff Johns has been injecting THE AVENGERS with a youthful, energetic approach to Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and beginning with March's AVENGERS #65, the new writer will be joined by superstar-in-the-making Olivier Coipel as the series' regular penciler, completing the transformation.
Cutting his teeth at the Distinguished Competition the last few years, the publisher says "Coipel is ready to breakout as not only a kinetic, master storyteller, but as one of industry's premier character designers."
"Olivier is going to knock everyone on the ground," says series writer Geoff Johns. "His work is stunning, and his characters - some with new designs - are brilliant. Especially the underdogs like Jack of Hearts and Warbird. It's kind of like Travis Charest meets Humberto Ramos, with a powerful and dynamic twist to it all."
AVENGERS #65 begins Johns and Coipel's first story arc together, "RED ZONE." Describing the book, Marvel says "this harrowing story of a terrorist attack on the United States leaves the team changed in its wake."