Jason Aaron Returns To The Phoenix in December's Avengers

Phoenix has been turning up a fair bit in Jason Aaron's Avengers and Thor runs. The Phoenix from the far past, one million years BC, and in the far future, the Phoenix-Wolverine fighting Old King Thor. But could this be his attempt to bring Phoenix to the present and do his version of Brian Bendis' The Phoenix Five? Coming in December in Tne Avengers…

ONLY ONE WILL RISE! The infamous firebird of cosmic destruction and rebirth known as the Phoenix Force returns to Earth in the pages of Jason Aaron's AVENGERS this December. On the hunt for its next host, the Avengers and some of the most powerful heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe will engage in a globe-spanning competition that will ultimately decide…who will be the all-new Phoenix.

Jason Aaron Returns To The Phoenix in December's Avengers
Jason Aaron Returns To The Phoenix in December's Avengers

"The most iconic, primordial powers of the Marvel Universe have been central to my AVENGERS run. And few forces in the cosmos are more world-shaking and potentially world-destroying than the Phoenix Force. It's legacy on Earth goes back to the Stone Age, as we've seen, but we haven't seen much of the firebird in the present day. That's about to change in a very big way," Jason Aaron promises. "The Phoenix is back and in its spirit of fiery rebirth, it's seeking a brand new avatar. So begins the greatest tournament the world has ever seen, as some of Marvel's most powerful heroes and villains are called to battle for the right to become the all-new Phoenix. All will be transformed. But who will burn?"

As is tradition, the Phoenix Force graces its hosts with iconic new costumes. This time around, the cosmic designs come courtesy of superstar artist, Javier Garrón.

"Javier Garrón has been doing simply gorgeous work on the "Age of Khonshu," and now he's busy bringing to life the biggest, most powerful, more fiery group of Avengers we've ever seen," Aaron said about his extraordinary collaborator. "Plus a few really wild surprises."

Oh and everyone gets a Phoenix cover as well…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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