Right at the edge of Christmas Eve, I'm spending most of my time trying to make use of vacation time to continue to chip away at Alex Van Helsing #3, but we have an announcement today. What If: Dark Reign: The Osborn Assassination is out today. I'm really excited by this because it's the first time I've gotten to write anything involving the Avengers, and in fact my whole love affair with comics started with a What If story way back in 1984 (What If Captain America Were Revived Today? by Peter B. Gillis and Sal Buscema. See Again with the Comics for a great write-up.)
What If: Dark Reign: The Osborn Assassination is the story of what happens when Hawkeye, a hero who has always pledged not to take life, made good on his threat to assassinate the evil Norman Osborn, the former supervillain who somehow managed to take over the United States security apparatus.
I love the art in this book from Sana Takeda-- see a preview from Comicbookresources.
Written by JASON HENDERSON Penciled by SANA TAKEDA Cover by MIKE DEODATO Back-Up Story By RICK REMENDER & SHAWN MOLL Before the events of Siege, long-time Avenger Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) sought to take matters into his own hands and kill Norman Osborn himself. Why should a menace like Osborn be allowed the chance to live? Slay the monster, save the kingdom... right? The kill shot is just the beginning in this twisted tale of conspiracy and intrigue that takes Dark Reign to even blacker depths. What's the worst that could happen? See for yourself in this one-shot from Jason Henderson and Sana Takeda. PLUS, What If: The Venom Symbiote Possessed Deadpool - Part 1! 40 PGS./Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.