Like many of Marvel’s other series, “Captain America & the Mighty Avengers” will face their “Last Days” on the path to “Secret Wars.” In a ComicBook.com exclusive, series writer Al Ewing spoke a little about the trials and tribulations that the Mighty Avengers will face as “Secret Wars” looms on the horizon.
For Captain America and his team, the “Last Days” will be a two-part story. According to Ewing, however, the Mighty Avengers won’t be the only heroes of this story. He weighed in on what it means to be a true hero of the people, saying, “It’s the ordinary people who man the phones, volunteer their time in other ways, or just stand up for their fellow human beings when they’re in need. That’s all it takes to be a member of the Mighty Avengers, so in a real sense it’s the biggest team of heroes in the Marvel Universe.”
“It’s… daunting in that you’ve got to think of a way to make the event serve you as well as vice versa, but also very exciting,” Ewing said, regarding the role of working on a major event, “And this time, the crossover is the end of everything, so all of that gets intensified.”
However excited Ewing may be about “Secret Wars,” he did wish he had more time with Power Man and White Tiger: “Doing a little more with Vic and Ava would be nice, although they’re getting some moments in the current storyline — I’d really like to sell those two as a crime-busting duo in the ‘Power Man/Iron Fist’ vein.”
Though the “Secret Wars” event has been touted as the end of everything, Ewing was mum on the topic of how the story may or may not continue: “I couldn’t possibly comment… There have been ‘THE END’ stories before, and I suppose part of me is always wondering what I’d do if I was given the brief of ‘this is the final story of so-and-so’… well, now that moment is here! In the present day!”
When asked who he would choose to write in his dream team, Ewing offered a list of some pretty hefty non-Marvel characters: ROM, Acroyear, Doctor Who, Zoidzilla, Pinsor, Indiana Jones, Bill S Preston Esquire and Ren Hoek and Superman.
The “Last Days” of “Captain America & the MIghty Avengers” hits retailers this May. Check outComicBook.com for the full interview.