A-Next

 ANEX   (Marvel, 1998-1999)

™ and © Marvel Characters, Inc.

This is another entry from the Marvel Comics 2 universe, AKA MC-2. The current universe of characters has been saving mankind from various menaces for almost forty years. The entire concept had been derived from the original characters getting older and slower. As a result, it was decided that the originals’ progeny should replace the originals. In fact, this new team nearly resembles the original Avengers’ abilities of a man—or woman. Imagine the level of brainstorming and the amount of coffee consumed fleshing out that premise. Instead of ‘been there, done that’ it’s ‘been nowhere, done nothing’. It establishes a lighthearted tone and wide-eyed approach for this book. Unfortunately, Marvel’s hardcore audience wholeheartedly rejected the kids. The book was cancelled after a print run of only twelve issues.

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#1

  10/1/1998
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Next generation of AvengersTom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz, Ron Lim

#2 Variation A

  11/1/1998
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Figures busting out of comic page on cover; 1st Appearance of Earth SentryTom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz

#2 Variation B

  11/1/1998
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Earth Sentry flying on cover; 1st Appearance of Earth SentryTom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz

#3

  12/1/1998
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1st Appearance of Doc Magus; Versus DefendersTom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz

#4

  1/1/1999
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1st Appearance of American Dream; 1st Appearance of Bluestreak; 1st Appearance of Coal Tiger; 1st Appearance of Crimson Curse; 1st Appearance of FreebooterTom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz

#5

  2/1/1999
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 Tom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz

#6

  3/1/1999
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1st Appearance of ArgoTom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz

#7

  4/1/1999
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1st Appearance of Iron Man (villain)Tom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz

#8

  5/1/1999
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 Tom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz

#9

  6/1/1999
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 Tom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz

#10

  7/1/1999
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Versus Thunder GuardTom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz

#11

  8/1/1999
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 Tom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz

#12

  9/1/1999
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Final IssueTom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz

Book #1

 
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Collects #1-6; Indicia reads“Spider-Girl Presents Avengers Next Vol. 1: Second Coming"; Digest-sized; ca. 2006Tom DeFalco, Ron FrenzRon Frenz