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Avengers Inc. #3

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Her name is Janet Van Dyne. She’s got a personal invite from Jane Foster.

His name is Victor Shade. He’s a dead warrior – on a technicality, at least.

So together, they’re on vacation in Valhalla – to solve the mystery of how a dead man can die again…

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  • 80

    Avengers Inc. has one of the strangest premises for any Marvel book on the market today, but in that, the comic is able to find its strength. Seeing Janet Van Dyne teaming up with "Victor Shade", who is an exceptionally difficult character to explain, as superhero detectives is a captivating one. Avengers Inc. is exceptionally strong at creating a mystery that is "one and done" in a single issue, making you feel as though you are getting your money's worth as a reader. Whether you're an Avengers fan or simply a fan of all things Marvel, Avengers Inc. delivers a worthwhile read when it comes to interesting detective work, something that we don't see that often in the superhero realm.
  • 77

    Major Spoilers

    As a fan of Ewing’s work, I’ll tell you the same thing here that I told you about Immortal Hulk and Defenders Beyond: Avengers Inc. #3 is proof that he’s the real deal, but the entire team is working overtime to make this one a winner. I can’t wait to see where it’s all going, and I hope that journey takes a good long while.

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About the Author: Al Ewing

Al Ewing (/ˈjuːɪŋ/) is a British comics writer who has mainly worked in the small press and for 2000 AD and Marvel Comics.


Al Ewing began his career writing stories in the four-page Future Shocks format for 2000 AD and moved on to regular stints on Judge Dredd (2008–2015), for which his 2010 story “Doctor What?” marked Brendan McCarthy’s return to 2000 AD. They later worked together on a new series entitled The Zaucer of Zilk. Ewing worked on Damnation Station and Zombo, the latter illustrated by Henry Flint, which was collected in trade paperback in 2010.

Ewing has also contributed to Solar Wind, FutureQuake, and The End Is Nigh. He is responsible for the mobile comic Murderdrome, created with P. J. Holden.

In May 2007, Ewing created the comedy blog “The Diary of Ralph Dibney”, writing as the titular DC Comics superhero (also known as Elongated Man), Dibney’s therapist, or as the even more obscure DC Hero Richard Dragon, as they react to the events of each week’s issue of the comic book 52.

Breaking into American comic books, Ewing was also picked by Garth Ennis to provide a six-issue arc on Jennifer Blood, published by Dynamite Entertainment, and a spin-off series The Ninjettes.

His debut prose novel Pax Britannia: El Sombra, published by Abaddon Books in 2007, features a mysterious Mexican hero fighting back against the menace of steam-powered Nazis. It is set in the same Steampunk alternate history as the other novels from the Pax Britannia series. Three other novels have been published since, with a fifth on the way.

Ewing wrote Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel Comics and co-wrote the first year of the Eleventh Doctor Doctor Who title with Rob Williams for Titan Comics.

Ewing has since written New Avengers, U.S.Avengers, Ultimates, Rocket, Royals, and The Immortal Hulk, all for Marvel. The Immortal Hulk was a nominee for the 2019 Eisner Award in the “Best Continuing Series” category, and had earned publisher Marvel Comics a Diamond Gem Award the previous year as “Best New Comic Book Series.”

In 2021, Ewing won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book at the 32nd GLAAD Media Awards for his work on Empyre and received an additional nomination in 2021 and one in 2022 for Guardians of the Galaxy. In June 2021, it was announced that Ewing would serve as co-writer of Venom alongside Ram V, with Bryan Hitch serving as artist.

Personal life

At the end of Pride Month 2021, Ewing came out as bisexual.

[Latest Update: July 23, 2022]