The Avengers, a bunch of glory boy film stars who broke into show biz through comic books in the 1960s, are going to star in yet another comic book series. The new series, U.S. Avengers (or more accurately, U.$. Avengers), launches with a wallet-busting promotion.
Apparently, the first issue will be printed with 52 variant covers representing all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and Canada. The gimmick is that each state will be gifted an Avenger to represent it, in the mistaken belief that comic fans and staunch state’s rights advocates will buy a copy or two of their state's assigned hero.Just how these superheroes are being assigned is a mystery. New York-based Luke Cage is on the cover of the New York issue, but Russian-born lady spy Black Widow is Connecticut's darling, thereby putting the lie to the title; Russia is not a part of the U.S. (that won't happen until Trump and Putin exchange rings at the inauguration). Native New Yorker Captain America got stuck with Delaware, which could be a hint — is Joe Biden Captain America? (I'd buy that book!)
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