Al Ewing should teach a masterclass in how to write a crossover tie-in issue. Inevitably, almost all the books he writes for Marvel end up tying in to the latest crossover, but Ewing manages to weave them in nearly seamlessly and incorporate a lot of great characterization and awesome moments along the way.
Last month saw the release of U.S.Avengers #1, written by Al Ewing with art by Paco Medina, about the new AIM-SHIELD-Avengers team led by Roberto daCosta, this time with a new patriotic flavor! Rereading it today, some things seem a bit, well, prescient. Like this:
Marvel announced today via the Washington Post that for their post-Civil War II relaunch, the New Avengers were going to be relaunched as the U.S.Avengers. Still with the same writer, Al Ewing, but with a new artist, Paco Medina (Contest of Champions) and some new characters.