AVN_1_2p.jpgMedia Release -- It's the grandest Avengers assemblage of the century! Marvel is pleased to announce that Avengers #1 and Secret Avengers #1 have sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with the Avengers #1 Second Printing Variant and Secret Avengers #1 Second Printing Variant! For fans who missed out on the first Avengers #1 Blank Variant, Marvel will also be releasing an all-new Avengers #1 Second Printing Blank Variant.

They're the biggest names in comics on the biggest titles in the industry! Superstars Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr. bring you bombastic Avengers action like never before in Avengers #1 Second Printing Variant! With Kang paying Earth's Mightiest a visit warning them their children may destroy the future, the newly reformed Avengers team is thrown right into the mix! Then in the explosive Secret Avengers #1 Second Printing Variant, Eisner-winning writer Ed Brubaker and red-hot artist Mike Deodato bring fans their personal brand of high-octane super-heroic espionage! Steve Rogers is back and he's assembled his own, albeit unexpected, squad to tackle the jobs nobody can know about.

The dawn of the Heroic Age has everyone raving!

"Having John Romita Jr. pencil this issue certainly helps establish this book in the Avengers pantheon. As always, his sequential panels are a delight to behold. The issue truly comes to life in moments where Romita is allowed to cut loose, particularly in the scene where Thor dispatches Kang through several city blocks. Whereas the heroes marveled at the Mighty Thor, I found myself marveling at the Mighty Romita." –Tim Lenaghan, IGN.com

"Secret Avengers #1 hits the ground running and never slows down. A great mix of action and intrigue, fans of Brubaker's 'Captain America will no doubt find this comic a great companion book, especially with the plot twist he introduces at the end of the issue." – Chad Nevett, ComicBookResources.com

"Bendis has succeeded in crafting a comic markedly different in tone from his previous fare. This issue is old-fashioned superheroics, suitable for both new readers and strays seeking their way back into the fold." – Chris Kiser, ComicsBulletin.com

"Secret Avengers #1 has everything; great cast of heroes, conflict, interesting team dynamic, a great set-up for a long arc, one hell of a cliffhanger, and a giant goal many have attempted but none have accomplished." – Ben Johnson, Mania.com

With the advent of the Heroic Age, everyone's favorite Avengers are back doing what they do best, protecting YOUR UNIVERSE! Be sure to get in on the ground floor by picking up Avengers #1 Second Printing Variant, Avengers #1 Second Printing Blank Variant and Secret Avengers #1 Second Printing Variant and see just what everyone is talking about!

Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Rated A …$3.99
FOC – 6/17/10, On Sale – 7/8/10

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 6/17/10, On Sale – 7/8/10