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Dan Slott Talks Mighty Avengers

posted Oct 9, 2008, 9:28 PM by Vu Sleeper
Dan Slott Talks Mighty Avengers
by Jonathan Callan, Contributing Writer Thu, October 9th, 2008 at 12:47PM PST

Dan Slott and Khoi Pham's "Mighty Avengers" run begins in January

When Marvel announced at last month’s Diamond Retailers Summit that Brian Michel Bendis would be leaving “Mighty Avengers,” speculation was rampant as to who would replace him. When it was announced at the Baltimore Comic-Con that Dan Slott would be the new writer starting in January, fans of the “Avengers: The Initiative” and “Amazing Spider-Man” scribe jumped for joy.

AVENGERS #141 (Nov 1975)
In a way few can match, Dan Slott is intimately familiar with nearly every corner of the Marvel Universe, and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone with more appreciation for Avengers legacy and lore. But while Slott can’t talk about the new team’s roster or the Marvel Universe’s status quo book following Secret Invasion he was happy to sit down with CBR News to talk about about his favorite Avengers stories, what the team means to him, and why this book just might be the one to smooth the ruffled feathers of those fans who have been unhappy with the departure from Avengers tradition seen since 2004’s “Avengers Disassembled.”


What Avengers team did you grow up with?

One of the first issues I ever bought with my own hard-earned dough was “Avengers” #141, with one of the first appearances of the Squadron Supreme. In the next issue, they were hanging out with the Two-Gun Kid. So it was [writer Steve] Engleheart and [artist] George Perez [on the title]. This is around “Serpent Crown” and I was there all the way through #200, where you had the stuff with Ms. Marvel and Immortus and you had guys like [artist] John Byrne and [writer Roger] Stern [on the title]. One of the first issues I ever bought was when Hellcat joined the team, the cover where she’s jumping at you.