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First Look: NEW AVENGERS #1 (Marvel NOW!)

Hickman and Epting prepare the new era for the New Avengers.

NEW AVENGERS just ended this week but we won't have to wait too long for the title to return. NEW AVENGERS #1 will be released on January 2, 2013 as part of the Marvel NOW! relaunch. If somehow you haven't heard by now, the new series will be written by Jonathan Hickman and feature art by Steve Epting. If that wasn't enough to get you on board with the new title, the comic will focus on the Illuminati lead by Black Panther. So that means Black Panther and Namor on the same team after Namor destroyed Wakanda...talk about awkward.

Check out the first look seen over at Marvel.com.

NEW AVENGERS #1

WRITTEN BY Jonathan Hickman

ART BY Steve Epting

To prevent the collision of our universe with another, the Illuminati, led by the Black Panther, must assemble NOW! It’s the most powerful and brilliant team in the Marvel Universe--the Black Panther, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Mister Fantastic, Namor the Sub-Mariner and the Beast--against an infinite legion of parallel realities.

32 PGS. /Rated T+ …$3.99

On Sale January 2, 2013

Sadly, as you can see, it has a $3.99 price tag. Looking at the art below, it looks worth it.

== TEASER ==

Thanks to Cavemold for the heads up.

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Posted by Sleepbutnodream15

Can't wait! Anyone know any good issues/arcs that will help me get to know Black Bolt?

Posted by Mercy_

Hrrrrrm

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Posted by KEROGA

i thought black panther was against illuminate

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Posted by benzino_x

I hate when I decide not to buy something and then I am finding out that it actually looks splendid...

Posted by zackattack529

There are no words to describe how awesome this title is going to be!

Posted by wisesonAC

im loving the idea of this series more and more.

Posted by Gambit1024

This is probably the one Marvel NOW! book I'm looking forward to. I've been pleasantly suprised with Hulk and Thor's new titles, but this one by far looks the most interesting. The New Avengers finally have a purpose and I love it.

Posted by Emperormeister734

First cover is Epic

Posted by skinnyfu

What about Hank Pym?

Posted by BlackArmor

If Cyke was representing Mutants instead of Beast this would probably be the perfect comic

Posted by Danial79

I don't get the New Avengers title, but otherwise, I'll be all over this. Looks awesome.

Posted by jwalser3

Looks amazing!

Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

Never read anything with the Illuminati in it... can't wait now.

Posted by jloneblackheart

Hickman/Epting. Who cares what characters are in it?

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Posted by HempKnight757

@RalfvdH: So you pretty much don't like any of them besides Beast. Got it.

Edited by bunkerbuster05

Awwhh gawwwd I'm so excited.

Posted by laflux

Nice to see an avengers team without Spider-Man or Wolverine in it. Looks cool.

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Posted by ThanosIsMad

They need to start drawing Panther with his cape again. And I hope Hickman plays up Panther and his prep time. I want to see some Batgod in this.

Edited by Yung ANcient One

I simply love seeing all these positive posts. Glad to see fans excited instead of being disappointed.

EDIT:

Plus I do believe to "change" the Illuminati to New Avengers is going to help them sell the comic way more.

I mean what was that thing that Denzel said about Blue Magic in "American Gangster"... I can't remember exactly, but I know he made a valid point.

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Posted by DATNIGGA

@CircularLogic: there is cyclops...yeah i know hes looked at as a villain now but namor flooded wakanda & they forgave him quickly

Posted by cuddles666

Is Namor really qualified to be on this team? Marvel's Atlantis never struck me as a particularly powerful civilization. Also, I can name at least two people on the team who probably hate his guts.......

Posted by CircularLogic

@DATNIGGA said:

@CircularLogic: there is cyclops...yeah i know hes looked at as a villain now but namor flooded wakanda & they forgave him quickly

Thing is Namor is leader of his own nation, which gives him diplomatic immunity. And in Marvel, that counts for something, since Doctor Doom has stayed free under those same rules for over 50 years in Latveria. Cyclops is involved in too many stories where he's on the run right now, forgiving him this quickly would ruin the entire purpose of 3 on-going series (All New X-men, Uncanny X-Men, to an extent Uncanny Avengers among others)

Posted by j0nnyboy

"Sadly, as you can see, it has a $3.99 price tag. Looking at the art below, it looks worth it."

Umm... I see a 2.99 price tag..

Posted by Bitchgurl

@laflux said:

Nice to see an avengers team without Spider-Man or Wolverine in it. Looks cool.

Ha, could not agree more!

Posted by Cap10nate

Epting is by far my favorite artist and I like Hickmans writing so I may need to get this even though I've never cared for the illuminati before

Posted by justin_blank

So does this mean characters like Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Mockingbird and Jessica Jones will go back to character purgatory?

Posted by neiliusprime

Love the new concept of New Avengers, can't wait!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Dear Lord...the art is so damn GORGEOUS! But yeah, talk about awkwardness between T'Challa and Namor. Yeah, the $3.99 price is more than justified for how good that looks. Now whether the story helps to compliment that justification, we'll just have to see...

Posted by DH69

sausage fest team...

Posted by FearTheLiving

Art is amazing.

Posted by Markus_Langbourn

It makes so much sense that one of the most powerful beings in the Universe, who incidentally doesn't live on Earth, would follow the orders of a King of a vastly inferior nation, and not have his interpreter there. How is Black Bolt meant to communicate with everyone else?  
 
Hickman is terrible. This looks awful. 

Edited by Skaddix

@Markus_Langbourn: Aactually they came back to earth and given the brain trust present I am sure they will not have trouble translating. Also the Illuminati don't really have a traditional leader.

But I suppose everything needs at least one hater who does bother checking the facts

Posted by Markus_Langbourn
@Skaddix: Yes, and who brought them back to Earth? Incompetent Hickman.  
 
It's not a matter of translating, he can't freaking speak without killing them all. The only reason Medusa isn't there is because the Illuminati was created by that misogynist, Bendis.
Posted by Skaddix

Not sure how bringing them back to earth qualifies as incompetent.

Surely there is a spell in Strange's SpellBook for telepathy.

Posted by Markus_Langbourn
@Skaddix said:

Not sure how bringing them back to earth qualifies as incompetent.

Surely there is a spell in Strange's SpellBook for telepathy.

Have you read the story? It's clear Hickman spent all of about 15 minutes researching Black Bolt and the Inhumans. Which, to be fair, is 15 times the research anyone else working at Marvel puts in. 
Posted by Skaddix

Well I will agree that Research aint a strong point. They like continuity nice and loose

Posted by Markus_Langbourn

As well as power levels, characterisation, literary merit, intelligence and plot. Basically anything that makes for a decent story.

Posted by Skaddix

true especially during events absolutely terrible.

Edited by Zeeguy91

That art is just....gorgeous. and Hickman's writing it? This, I need to buy. Good thing, too, as I was a little diappointed with this last issue of Uncanny Avengers. I may wait until the Red Skull arc is over and then just jump over to this series.

Edited by RalfvdH

@HempKnight757 said:

@RalfvdH: So you pretty much don't like any of them besides Beast. Got it.

Its not that I don't like the characters.... its just that I don't really care.... The Old 'New avengers' roster was way more interesting... This is a bit the old men club of Super heroes....

Hickman is a amazing writer and Epting is a amazing artist.... Hickman even made the Fantastic four interesting for me... but in that team you got Johnny and Ben to make it a bit lighter.

Now we got scientists, kings and magicians acting all high and mighty all the time... Like watching a couple politicians fighting crime in tights.... A bet Xavier would be on this team if he wasn't dead..... Only two characters I find a bit interesting is Iron Man and Beast... but in a different company.

Posted by Arevish

Strange is the Sorcer Supreme once again?

Posted by xtremekidx

i really hope that it is new reader friendly.....i am genuinly interested but do not have enough exposure to understand everything

Posted by cmaprice
@RalfvdH said:

@HempKnight757 said:

@RalfvdH: So you pretty much don't like any of them besides Beast. Got it.

Its not that I don't like the characters.... its just that I don't really care.... The Old 'New avengers' roster was way more interesting... This is a bit the old men club of Super heroes....

Hickman is a amazing writer and Epting is a amazing artist.... Hickman even made the Fantastic four interesting for me... but in that team you got Johnny and Ben to make it a bit lighter.

Now we got scientists, kings and magicians acting all high and mighty all the time... Like watching a couple politicians fighting crime in tights.... A bet Xavier would be on this team if he wasn't dead..... Only two characters I find a bit interesting is Iron Man and Beast... but in a different company.

He was on the team when they were simply the Illuminati, an important splinter group from the pages of a previous volume of the New Avengers.
Posted by queenfrost_

And not one vagina were to be seen....

Posted by TheThe

@VictorVonDoom_1 said:

I love the idea of the members in this team.. I mean Black Panther and Dr. Strange? That right there is gold.

This.

Posted by Danvader64

By looking at the screen shots i am assuming this series will deal with alternate universes.

Posted by Lvenger

Damn it, why is my budget so limited? I want this so bad but I can't get it! Aw man :(

Posted by mtrakos

I wish the team kept "illuminati" name. Looks awesome! Beast, Black Bolt, Namor on the same team!!!

Posted by frozenedge

Is anybody else glad Dr. Strange is finally back to being Sorcerer Supreme

Posted by GrandSymbiote94
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