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First Look: AVENGERS #1 from Hickman & Opena

Check out what you have to look forward to next month.

The Marvel NOW! titles are slowly rolling in. We'll be seeing a lot of creator changes along with new jumping on points for readers. One of the shifts is Jonathan Hickman on AVENGERS. Hickman will be joined by Jerome Opena on art and Dean White handling the colors.

Back in September we got an early first look at Opena's pencils. Today Marvel has sent us a full colored look at some of the first issue. Things are looking a little dreary for the team.

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avengers #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of writer Jonathan Hickman, artist Jerome Opena and colorist Dean White! The greatest heroes in comics together on one unbeatable team! Now shipping twice a month, the Avengers “go large,” expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. When Captain America puts out his call - who will answer? Big threats, big ideas, big idealism - these are the Avengers NOW!

As part of Marvel NOW!, Avengers joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

Each issue of Avengers includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices). Additionally, each issue of Avengers features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

An all-new direction! All-new threats! This is Avengers NOW!
This December, Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena redefine what it means to be Earth’s Mightiest in Avengers #1!

AVENGERS #1 (SEP120526)



Colors by DEAN WHITE


On Sale – 12/5/2012

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Posted by xAnimosity

Is Dean White coloring this? It looks amazing. #NerdPorn

Posted by Billy Batson

@xAnimosity said:

Is Dean White coloring this? It looks amazing. #NerdPorn

Says so in the credits? :/

Posted by davelecave

hot damn the art is good on this.

Posted by xAnimosity

@Billy Batson said:

@xAnimosity said:

Is Dean White coloring this? It looks amazing. #NerdPorn

Says so in the credits? :/

lol ya I just saw that right after I posted this.

Edited by BushidoBlack

Am I the only one who has a feeling that Hickman is going to kill it on this book? The art alone is gorgeous but adding Hickman is overkill. I think we're in for something special.

Posted by tejasclone

Opeña's art is gorgeous, but I hate the Cap crotch shot on the cover. There must have been a more flattering angle to choose from.

Edited by BushidoBlack

That guy in the panel with A.I.M definitely is Hyperion. Hickman said he'd be joining the Avengers along with the first human Imperial Guard and a new female Smasher.

Posted by longbowhunter

Oh, looks so good! Can't wait to see Hickman work with Hyperion.

Edited by SupremeHyperion

That was totally hyperion in the first panel. I'm the happiest man alive. (atleast I think it is.... dun,dunn,dunnn)

Edited by kingjoeg

wow, it doesn't look like theres any inking at all on this. Is anyone else noticing that?

Posted by riiiiiiiight


Posted by SHAZAM117

Amazing artwork!

Posted by tomlikesfries

Just hope the plot is as good as the artwork.

Posted by livlig


Posted by EdwardWindsor

thast some bad ass art

Posted by sora_thekey

Marvel NOW! Is going to make me go bankrupt.

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

Finally an Avengers artist that doesn't suck ostrich sized eggs. Although I am curious... Is Hulk taking over for Rulk now or something? I thought he was now with SHIELD, not Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Posted by Lvenger

Damn I really wish I could afford to buy some more titles. Hickman's story telling combined with this artwork is gonna make an excellent read.

Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

Seems interesting. Might try it out even though I'm not a Avengers fan.

Posted by guttridgeb

I really like this art, I cannot wait for this to come out.

Posted by War Killer

This series looks awesome.

Posted by Deledom

Unfortunately Opena is only doing the first 3 issues.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

A Loki wannabe!

Tony's techno-herpies prepare for invasion!

With no protection, Tony is screwed!

Steve and Tony bromace !

This looks to be a good comic :)

Posted by Grey56

Dear Marvel,

Stop resetting the universe every time you get an itch in your pants. Also - this looks ridiculous and nothing like whom the Avengers are supposed to be comprised of. Lastly - keep Wolverine on one team once and for all. Thanks from all of us over 30.

- PS Cap's outfit looks like recycled plastic product.

Posted by velvetmeds

I really dislike the art :\ seems i'm the only one though

Posted by Mercy_

Sooooooo pretty!

Posted by Miss_Garrick

The lack of dialogue in these preview pages makes it confusing for me to understand what I'm looking at.

Also, I'm still shunning Marvel, so whatever.

Posted by ComicMan24

That villain looks cool. Any info on him?

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

OK, so add that to the many new Marvel Now titles I will be getting, and to the Marvel titles and New 52 DC I am already getting. Gee Wiz, I might have to drop some. But how to choose which to drop?

Posted by BigBDawg

@ComicMan24: That is Ex Nihilo, one of the members of "The Garden". Jonathan Hickman has hinted at they are a bit part of what leads to the Avengers' expansion in his run.

Posted by DATNIGGA

i might read this...

Posted by ComicMan24

@BigBDawg: Cool. Thanks man.

Posted by cc1738

This art is cool, but I'm not getting it. I can't afford it. Out of the Marvel Now I'm only getting All New X-Men, Captain America Thor God of Thunder and Uncanny Avengers. I may check out Superior Spiderman too.

Posted by Green ankh

ya he sucks BIG DINO EGGS. hate this style of art.

Posted by Blood1991

Looks good! I am genuinely looking forward to this.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

My god the art is amzingggg this may even top Bat woman art for me. and the stories gonna be amazing no doubt becuase it's hickman. This maybe the best book from Marvel

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

HICKMAN stop writing Avengers books and get back to SECRET god damn it!!!!!!

Posted by Billy Batson

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

HICKMAN stop writing Avengers books and get back to SECRET god damn it!!!!!!

Bill comes first before fun :P

Posted by CombatSpoon86

Opena and Hickman, you sold me already when i saw your names on the book.

Posted by CitizenJP

That artwork is soooo cool. :O

Posted by RalfvdH

Hell yeah... Now this is how you draw a comic....

Posted by JamDamage

@velvetmeds: give it a chance. I didn't like Opena at first glance when I was reading Uncanny X-Force, then he just blew up. His detail is like Bryan Hitch in the sense that you wonder we he actually has the time to draw so much detail, but he's better. I was a huge fan of his "water color" like inks, but it fits his style. The guy IS real good. If the story is good, it'll make it that much better.

Posted by tximinoman

There's no one as good as Opeña right now.

Posted by Beast215

love the art work guys..

Posted by Dreadmaster

That art is angelic. Plus Hickman, i think I might be picking up my first main Avengers book.

Posted by kid Apollo

considering this is gonna be Marvel's flagship series they chose very well in the art department, looks amazing. cant wait to pick up this book. should have an awesome roster and i love Cannonball joining up

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Billy Batson said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

HICKMAN stop writing Avengers books and get back to SECRET god damn it!!!!!!

Bill comes first before fun :P

But it's been like 4 months since the last issue :(

Posted by Billy Batson

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Billy Batson said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

HICKMAN stop writing Avengers books and get back to SECRET god damn it!!!!!!

Bill comes first before fun :P

But it's been like 4 months since the last issue :(

Manhattan Projects got delayed as well for a while too :p

Posted by Arevish


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