Newswire: Exclusive Marvel preview: The Avengers get a Wild West makeover in 1872 #1

Secret Wars has given Marvel Comics fans a slew of different interpretations of their favorite heroes over the last two months, and next week sees the debut of Wild West versions of Captain America, Iron Man, and The Hulk in the pages of 1872 #1. Written by Gerry Duggan, who has done some outstanding things with the Secret Wars conceit as co-writer of The Infinity Gauntlet, with art by Nik Virella and colorist Lee Loughridge, this miniseries takes place in the Battleworld domain known as the Valley of Doom, where familiar Marvel faces have set up the town of Timely with Steve Rogers as sheriff.

Nik Virella takes over art duties from the originally announced Evan “Doc” Shaner, but Virella’s textured line work is a great fit for the desert setting, and he brings a lot of life to Shaner’s character designs. Lee Loughridge’s vivid coloring intensifies …

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