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First Look: AVENGERS #1

Get a delicious taste of Jerome Opena’s amazing pages from issue #1.

Jerome Opena has been in the comics industry since roughly 2005. However, it wasn’t until his recent work on UNCANNY X-FORCE with Rick Remender that the artist really started to turn heads. And it was that gorgeous work that landed Opena the biggest gig of his career to date – AVENGERS with writer Jonathan Hickman.

Hickman and Opena will be collaborating on the brand new title AVENGERS this November as part of Marvel NOW!, which Marvel released the first preview pages from issue #1 today. Before scrolling down any further, may I suggest you get a drool bucket ready? With Hickman’s high concepts and Opena beautiful pencils, AVENGERS should be a title at the top of everyone’s “must buy” list come November.

Erik Norris is a freelance writer for sites such as ComicVine, IGN and CraveOnline.com. You can stalk him on Twitter @Regular_Erik.

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Edited by Crackdown

With the head piece and symbol, it looks like a mix of Stryfe and Omega Red.

Maybe the return of Diablo? Though last I saw of him, he got the stuffing beaten out of him by Spider-Man and Black Cat, and that was a few years ago

Interesting, let's see how this turns out

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

WOW! I love the rough art. I would buy the comic just like this! Looks awesome.

Posted by blur1528

Holy $#!+

Posted by Inverno

That looks amazing!

Posted by Jodez

Looks good, like the way Thor's been drawn

Posted by htb106

That was... was...

wow...

Posted by Vance Astro

Stop trying to make it like the films...Black Widow doesn't deserve to be on such a short roster.

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Posted by livlig

This looks good. No, better.

Posted by Mercy_

Holy sh!t this looks amazing O_O

@Vance Astro said:

Stop trying to make it like the films...Black Widow doesn't deserve to be on such a short roster.

shutupyesshedoes >_<

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Posted by SoA

given natasha is dead in the ultimate universe , what was wrong with this team and story there? 2 more months lol

Posted by Billy Batson

O.O it looks like a movie... :p
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Posted by Crash_Recovery

@SoA said:

given natasha is dead in the ultimate universe , what was wrong with this team and story there? 2 more months lol

This isn't an Ultimate comic.

Posted by IronAngelX

I had just posted all this in my blog lol great art though

Posted by maxicere

Beautiful art !!!

Posted by Mucklefluga

WOW that is great art, may (definitely) have to pick this up now.

Hmmm it's gonna be hard choosing which Marvel NOW! titles to buy every month and which to buy the first issue of.

Posted by BushidoBlack

Simply incredible. Undeniably good art. I can't wait until December.

Posted by bingbangboom

Wow.

Posted by Vance Astro
@Mercy_ said:

@Vance Astro said:

Stop trying to make it like the films...Black Widow doesn't deserve to be on such a short roster.

shutupyesshedoes >_<

She really doesn't. If they needed a female, Ms.Marvel or someone more versatile should have gotten the spot. You don't put Black Widow on a 6 character roster that already has Hawkeye and Cap on it.
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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I don't like the art

Posted by Spideycap

Beautiful, can not wait.

Posted by Billy Batson

@Vance Astro said:

@Mercy_ said:

@Vance Astro said:

Stop trying to make it like the films...Black Widow doesn't deserve to be on such a short roster.

shutupyesshedoes >_<

She really doesn't. If they needed a female, Ms.Marvel or someone more versatile should have gotten the spot. You don't put Black Widow on a 6 character roster that already has Hawkeye and Cap on it.

They should have done the same thing with the movies :p
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Posted by KnightRise

So is there going to be an explanation for the costume and roster updates?

Posted by The_Diamond_Prince

Woah. I had chills looking at that art. I really don't want to support the Avengers right now, they have enough, but Opena might persuade me otherwise.

Posted by Vance Astro
@Billy Batson said:

They should have done the same thing with the movies :p

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Agreed.
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Posted by SoA

@Crash_Recovery: i know that. im just stating my dislike of marvel's reboot and the demise of the ultimate universe . why shut it down to bring "new" life into the mainstream universe ? anyways my two more months comment is be when this mess comes out and i drop marvel. nice art w/e , its a dumb move but hey it wont apply to me in a couple months !

Edited by WildStyle

Marvel knew exactly what they were doing when they put Hickman and Opena together. The art looks fantastic. I'm expecting greatness from this book.

The man in the back has to be Bruce Banner. It would explain why The Hulk is there.

Posted by feargalr

Sweet

Posted by Crackdown

@SoA said:

@Crash_Recovery: i know that. im just stating my dislike of marvel's reboot and the demise of the ultimate universe . why shut it down to bring "new" life into the mainstream universe ? anyways my two more months comment is be when this mess comes out and i drop marvel. nice art w/e , its a dumb move but hey it wont apply to me in a couple months !

the Ultimate stories have been better than ever these days. Ultimatum aside, the stories are engrossing and beautifully drawn.

So what demise are you saying?

Posted by ReVamp

@Vance Astro said:

@Mercy_ said:

@Vance Astro said:

Stop trying to make it like the films...Black Widow doesn't deserve to be on such a short roster.

shutupyesshedoes >_<

She really doesn't. If they needed a female, Ms.Marvel or someone more versatile should have gotten the spot. You don't put Black Widow on a 6 character roster that already has Hawkeye and Cap on it.

Word. I've said this before and I'll say it again. Or quote it. Same diff.

Posted by Caltroit_D

@Vance Astro: @Vance Astro said:

@Mercy_ said:

@Vance Astro said:

Stop trying to make it like the films...Black Widow doesn't deserve to be on such a short roster.

shutupyesshedoes >_<

She really doesn't. If they needed a female, Ms.Marvel or someone more versatile should have gotten the spot. You don't put Black Widow on a 6 character roster that already has Hawkeye and Cap on it.

You do realize the roster will be 18 right? Captain Marvel is actually confirmed.....

Posted by jcbart

@Jonny_Anonymous: So, you're blind?

Posted by Crash_Recovery

@jcbart said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: So, you're blind?

Amen.

Looks great, it's almost a waste to color this.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@jcbart: Yea because I'm totally using Braille through my lap top.....
Posted by WildStyle

@Caltroit_D said:

@Vance Astro: @Vance Astro said:

@Mercy_ said:

@Vance Astro said:

Stop trying to make it like the films...Black Widow doesn't deserve to be on such a short roster.

shutupyesshedoes >_<

She really doesn't. If they needed a female, Ms.Marvel or someone more versatile should have gotten the spot. You don't put Black Widow on a 6 character roster that already has Hawkeye and Cap on it.

You do realize the roster will be 18 right? Captain Marvel is actually confirmed.....

It's more than 18 actually. Hickman said on his foamspring that 8 more characters not shown on the covers are on the team. Four of them are chicks.

Posted by zackattack529

wow this is GORGEOUS! this will be the title im most looking forward to out of the MarvelNow! titles.

Posted by Caltroit_D

@WildStyle: Cool, a few more X-men wouldn't hurt either.

Posted by kennybaese

The art is really nice. What ever happened to that Cap redesign though?

Posted by EdwardWindsor

Thsts going on my pull list

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I love the art!!

Posted by Vance Astro
@Caltroit_D said:

You do realize the roster will be 18 right? Captain Marvel is actually confirmed.....

My post is based on what I see in the previews.
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Posted by Illuminatus
@Vance Astro said:
@Mercy_ said:

@Vance Astro said:

Stop trying to make it like the films...Black Widow doesn't deserve to be on such a short roster.

shutupyesshedoes >_<

She really doesn't. If they needed a female, Ms.Marvel or someone more versatile should have gotten the spot. You don't put Black Widow on a 6 character roster that already has Hawkeye and Cap on it.
Replace Natasha with Jessica and Carol. 
Posted by Mercy_

@Illuminatus said:

Replace Natasha with Jessica and Carol.

-__- no

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Posted by sora_thekey

OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!

The art looks beautiful and amazing... It's beautimazing!!!

@Vance Astro said:

@Mercy_ said:

@Vance Astro said:

Stop trying to make it like the films...Black Widow doesn't deserve to be on such a short roster.

shutupyesshedoes >_<

She really doesn't. If they needed a female, Ms.Marvel or someone more versatile should have gotten the spot. You don't put Black Widow on a 6 character roster that already has Hawkeye and Cap on it.

Captain Marvel is on the team... and the roster is 14+ characters as shown on 001-003's issue covers.

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Posted by daredevil21134

@Illuminatus said:

@Vance Astro said:
@Mercy_ said:

@Vance Astro said:

Stop trying to make it like the films...Black Widow doesn't deserve to be on such a short roster.

shutupyesshedoes >_<

She really doesn't. If they needed a female, Ms.Marvel or someone more versatile should have gotten the spot. You don't put Black Widow on a 6 character roster that already has Hawkeye and Cap on it.
Replace Natasha with Jessica and Carol.

I agree

Posted by AgeofHurricane

The art, so much >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

But the team is so <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Posted by jaredbright

That is very nice art. Don't read the Avengers books anymore, but this is tempting. It could with my 3 other Avengers books. The Liefeld one, The Busiek one, and the one that came out about 2 years ago.

Edited by Loki9876

the art is beautiful and hawkeye looks badass.

Posted by BatWatch

Very nice pencils. I don't dig the classic Thor hat though.

Posted by Daycrawler

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@jcbart: Yea because I'm totally using Braille through my lap top.....

Hope you're not going to those braille porn sites. Filthly! It'll make you go blind.Ah, no, wait....give you hairy palms!

Posted by Vance Astro
@AgeofHurricane said:

The art, so much >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

But the team is so <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Hater :P
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