April’s War of the Realms event is a payoff of years of story building from the various Thor focused titles created by Jason Aaron and a bevy of talented artists, letterers, colorists, and editors. While the main series focuses on that there are a ton of tie-ins that will pit Marvel’s heroes and anti-villains against the Earth-invading forces of the dark elf Malekith, including the return of an old team in a new form.
As announced on Marvel, a brand new Agents of Atlas team is forming to take on the threat of Sindr, the Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, as her Fire Demon army marches across Asia in the four-issue War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas. The series, by Greg Pak and Gang-Hyuk Lim, reunites Amadeus Cho/Brawn, Woo, Shang Chi, and Silk the team of Asian heroes known as the Protectors. Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan seems to be missing but the group is joined by new heroes Crescent, Io and Luna Snow.
Originally assembling in Totally Awesome Hulk #15, the Protectors appeared a couple of times in that series working alongside Amadeus Cho when he was still the Hulk.
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Featuring the Marvel Comics debut of the Super Heroes called Wave, Aero, and Sword Master, the story sees Amadeus Cho reassemble his “protectors” to save the world from incineration. Cho has successfully led a ragtag team of heroes to defend the Earth from an alien invasion in the past, but can he do it again this time? Shang-Chi, Silk, and Jimmy Woo quickly join Brawn in the fight…but where is Kamala Khan? Meanwhile, new heroes Crescent, Io, and Luna Snow are making their own entrance into the Marvel Universe, so how will they impact the global conflict?
WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #2, the Queen of Cinders has conquered Korea and the rest of Asia! Now, only Amadeus Cho and his battered band of international Super Heroes stand between her and her ultimate goal: to melt the polar ice caps and turn all of Midgard into a sweltering new Muspelheim! With the ice-wielding hero Luna Snow down for the count, Amadeus and his team must find a new way to fight fire…
This new limited series arrives in May.