Full interview at the source.
- The Academy backup story in Avengers: Solo #1-5 takes place between Avengers Academy #20 & 21
- The AA story is unrelated to the main Hawkeye one by Jen Van Meter happening in that book.
- Will feature just two of the students, Finesse and Striker (with Jeanne in this, it’s a must buy for me!) along with Hank and Tigra.
- Written by Jim McCann & art by Clayton Henry
BF: What’s the format of the series? Is it two self contained tales each issue?
JEN VAN METER: Yeah. My story and Jim’s are independent of one another. Double the fun!
BF: Jim, you’ve written Hawkeye before. Now you’re focusing on Hank Pym. Which Avenger is next?
JIM MCCANN: It depends on who they let me write next! I’d love to return to Mockingbird. The Avengers are my favorite team, so really writing any of them would be fantastic!
BF: I take it you have a soft spot for Clint, seeing as you’ve tackled him before. Will he show up in your story, or is it solely focused on Hank Pym?
MCCANN: Clint’s hands are full in the main story of Avengers Solo. I’m playing with Hank Pym and two of the Avengers Academy, as well as Tigra. However, some other very familiar faces will show up in a surprising - and deadly - way.
BF: Is Hank a natural leader?
MCCANN: I’d say he’s learning to be a natural teacher. I think he COULD be a leader, but he’s more a mentor right now.
BF: Have you been reading Avengers Academy and how does your story fit into the ongoing series?
MCCANN: I have been reading (and loving) Avengers Academy. Christos Gage and I have very similar tastes and sensibilities, to the point where I absolutely envy his book. We spoke a lot before I started writing this story and it fits directly into their continuity - between issues 20 and 21.
Source: Broken Frontier