Well, it’s come down to this. After Captain America was told what the Illuminati did to him and what they planned to do to ward off the Incursions from parallel dimensions, the Avengers and the Illuminati were fated to collide. Only there’s a third faction involved now, Namor’s Cabal, made up of some of the nastiest villains in the galaxy.
Readers are about to see what all three groups have been up to as New Avengers #24 leaps forward eight months in real life time to show how the struggle has been going — and it doesn’t look like a pretty sight. The war between the Avengers and Illuminati is at a fever pitch, and the countdown to the Final Incursion is on.
“This isn’t some maybe-future, this is the real deal, what’s awaiting the Marvel Universe in the coming year,” Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said in an interview with Marvel.com.
New Avengers #24 is a special oversized issue with story by Jonathan Hickman, the architect behind the entire Incursion drama, and art by Valerio Schiti. It goes on sale September 24, but you can get a sneak preview of the dire state of the Marvel Universe circa spring 2015 just by scrolling down and checking out these preview pages.