Out next April from the creative team of Rick Remender, Jerome Opena, and Dean White, it's Avengers: Rage of Ultron, a graphic novel whose sole purpose is to sit on bookshelves and rhyme with Avengers: Age of Ultron in the hopes that people who saw the movie will buy it. Marvel.com has an EXCLUSIVE (we're touching ourselves right now) preview up, which is very impressive since they're the ones who own the fucking thing, and which we've stolen from their website. Here's what they have to say about it:
Together, Rick Remender, Jerome Opena, and Dean White have crafted epic tales featuring the likes of The Punisher, X-Force, and more. In April of 2015, the trio takes their collaboration to the next level with an adventure that impacts Earth’s Mightiest Heroes tremendously in a format befitting such grand designs with the AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL.
Really? Does it? Does it really? How the fuck does this comic "impact Earth's Mightiest Heroes tremendously" when it takes place in the past, probably out of continuity, features two teams of Avengers that aren't even the current ones, and is hitting stores in the midst of about fifteen different super-mega-crossover events that are going to end in Time Runs Out to Secret Wars on Battleworld for All-Nu Marvel Reboot? It may be a fun read, and that should be enough to sell it on, because Marvel, NO ONE BELIEVES YOU when you talk about "impact" anymore. You're like the boy who cried "THE MARVEL UNIVERSE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!!!" Not every comic you come out has to shatter the status quo and rock the Marvel universe to its very foundations. Sometimes, they can just be cool stories. Just say this is a cool story.
“[The] cover holds a ton of secrets,” reveals Remender. “There are Avengers from two different eras, and the story takes place in both of those eras. The positioning of the characters holds a deeper meaning than anyone will be able to guess until they read the series as well. This is some of Jerome and Dean's best work and the story promises to be nothing short of Earth shattering for the Avengers.
“And Starfox. Don't forget Starfox.”
Oh, well why didn't you *say* Starfox was involved?! We love that little alien date-rapist!
Just kidding, no one cares about Starfox. Here's some pages:
We'd tell you to look for this in comic stores in April, but honestly, two or three super-mega-crossover events from now, will you even remember?