Hey all, so apparently Warren Ellis is returning to Marvel to write an Avengers graphic novel with Mike McKone. Titled 'Endless Wartime', so far no plot details are out, save for some vague references to dark villains from Cap and Thor's past. But there's also an intro from Clark Gregg and an afterword by Stan Lee!
Here's the Amazon product description:
An abomination, long thought buried, has resurfaced in a war-torn land. But now it wears an American flag. Faced with another nightmare reborn, Captain America will not stand for yet more death at the hands of a ghost from his past. Haunted by his greatest shame, Thor must renew the hunt for a familiar beast. At their side, an assemblage of allies united to end the threats no one of them could face alone. They are soldiers. Warriors. Comrades-in-arms. Mighty heroes led by a living legend, stronger together than apart. They are the Avengers.
Avengers: Endless Wartime is bookended by an introduction from Marvel's The Avengers star Clark Gregg (better known as "Agent Phil Coulson") and an afterword from the legendary Stan Lee, co-creator of this blockbuster super hero team.
What do you guys think? Personally, Warren Ellis' superhero writing has been hit-or-miss with me (Extremis was great, Astonishing X-Men...eh, not so much), but I'm excited about this. If he's given more creative freedom to work with, who knows, this could be a solid Avengers story.