Kid Thanos is coming to murder Earth in Avengers #50 / #750 preview

Avengers #50 preview
Avengers #50 preview (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Marvel's Avengers #50 (opens in new tab) is already a standard comic book milestone, but the publisher is doubling down by designating it as the 750th overall issue in the storied now series of series. 

The issue will also serve as the climax of several ongoing plotlines storylines before regular writer Jason Aaron shifts gears into the next phase of his long-term plans for the title.

"[Avengers #50 is] the beginning of the next big stage in the overall evolution, and in some sense maybe even the crescendo, of not just my Avengers run, but of everything I've been doing at Marvel for the last 16 years," Aaron recently wrote in his newsletter (opens in new tab).

December 1's Avengers #50/750 will be hitting on several "game-changing" storylines in contributions from multiple creative teams, including (but not limited to):

  • The finale of the current 'World War She-Hulk' storyline
  • Revealing the "true purpose" of the prehistoric Avengers team from the year 1,000,000 BC
  • Uncovering the "shocking secret" of the Iron Inquisitor character
  • The return of Doctor Doom's Multiversal Masters of Evil from August 18's Free Comic Book Day: Avengers/Hulk #1 giveaway comic

If that wasn't enough, it'll also be the kickoff of a Multiversal road trip for Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes, and the reveal of several "surprising" new Avengers teammates.

"It's such an honor to be a part of issue #750 of Avengers, and I'm looking to celebrate the rich history of the title and its iconic characters by using this issue as the gargantuan-sized kick-off for a story that'll be as wildly sweeping and swing-for-the-fences epic as it can possibly be," Aaron said when the issue was announced.

Aaron will be joined on Avengers #50/#750 by current series artist Javier Garrón, former series artist Ed McGuiness, as well as Carlos Pacheco and Aaron Kuder.

Check out this preview of Avengers #50 / #750, which contains pages from several stories from this 96-page anthology:

Marvel has also released a new batch of variant covers to the special issue. 

As seen in our gallery, Carmen Carnero draws perhaps the Avengers' greatest and most tragic romantic couple the Scarlet Witch and Vision. 

Rob Liefeld draws Deadpool in what is also that character's 30th Anniversary cover. 

Former regular series artist Ed McGuinness draws the Multiversal Masters of Evil, the new group of villains that will be plaguing the Earth's Mightiest Heroes beginning that issue.

Plus Simone Bianchi and Ron Lim both draw She-Hulk and Marcos Martin draws Jarvis admiring a large portrait of team members as depicted in the '60s and '70s.

Those new covers are joined by the standard cover by McGuinness that mirrors the new variant, along with previously released variants by Steve McNiven, Stefano Caselli, Jack Kirby (a 'hidden gem' variant), Arthur Adams (an Infinity Saga Phase 1 variant), and Stefano Caselli.

Check them all about in out here:

Avengers #50/#750 goes on sale on December 1.

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Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)