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Nothing Lasts Forever - First Look: AVENGERS #18

A tie-in to Infinity showcases a giant battle for survival.

Infinity is almost upon us and it's not looking too good for the Marvel Universe. Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu will show us the next stage as Captain America tries to gather forces to fight the oncoming threat.

Marvel has released a first look at AVENGERS #18 and it's looking pretty intense.

This August, the Marvel Universe fights for survival in the biggest battle it’s ever faced – but first, Marvel is proud to unveil your first look at Avengers #18 – a tie in to Infinity! From the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman & Leinil Francis Yu, the Avengers must act fact to unite the entire Marvel Universe against the unrelenting Builder fleet! In order to do so, Earth’s mightiest must join with the likes of the Skrull Empire, the Brood & Annihilus. Can Captain America bring together every space race of the galaxy before it’s too late?

This August, Hickman, & Yu prepare the Avengers for the worst in Avengers #18!

AVENGERS #18 (JUN130586)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art & Cover by LEINIL YU

FOC- 07/29/13 On-Sale – 08/21/13

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Posted by The Stegman

Ugh, I still don't like the whole "Avengers in space" idea.

Posted by LordRequiem

I see Hyperion, Thor and Captain Marvel. All you need now is to bring Sentry back from being a horseman of death and you will wipe the floor with those a-holes.

Edited by drgnx

Wait! Didn't they oust Captain America???

Looks good either way!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Wait so Annhihilus is helping the Avengers here but trying to kill the FF in there book?

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Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Ugh, I still don't like the whole "Avengers in space" idea.

I didn't mind so much but seeing Cap all decked out like a clone trooper has made me feel the same. Things have got a little to big.

Posted by waezi2

@the_stegman: But 1/3 of all the Avengers stories takes place in space. If not more. I am not saying that your opinion is wrong, I just don't understand it or find it odd.

Edited by spinningbirdcake

@drgnx said:

Wait! Didn't they oust Captain America???

Looks good either way!

I think you're thinking of "New Avengers" aka "Illuminati." That is if you're talking about Doctor Strange mind wiping Steve.

Posted by marvel_dc_heroes_villains

That really, really reminds me of Mass Effect 3

Posted by warlock360

How does Captain Marvel (Carol) have a one panel hair change?

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Posted by broo1232

The art is soooo good!

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@spinningbirdcake

Oh, okay, you're right! Thanks a lot!

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Posted by Mezmero

Are any of these Skrulls suppose to be Kl'rt? I'm actually not sure where Super Skrull has been as of late. Looks like this event might turn into a total clusterf***. At least the art looks really good.

Posted by drgnx
Posted by Trevel8182

I wish there were more Cosmic Heroes in this Cosmic event.

Posted by TheFirstLantern

@spinningbirdcake: speaking of New Avengers can you explain to me what Black Bolt showed his wife in the lates issue? I was so confused

Posted by waezi2
Edited by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642

Looks good though I might skip the tie in issues to Infinity and just read the event Miniseries on it's own and then jump back on once it's over. The art looks amazing though.

Edited by Trevel8182

@waezi2: Yeah have the Guardians, Quasar, Nova(RR), Ronan, be the main characters not the Avengers.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I love sci fi and I love Hickman but these stories shouldn't be told with the Avengers, these stories should be for the Guardians of the Galaxy or the Annihilators

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Posted by JamDamage

@the_stegman:

I'm sick of all things cosmic right now. I knew this might happen with Hickman on the title. He gets a bit sci-fiy. don't mind a cosmic story if it's a cosmic title like Guardains of the Galaxy, but I want my super hero books to be grounded on Earth. Let the aliens come here, not us go there. Yu is the man tho.

Posted by waezi2

@trevel8182: I fell like a hypocrite saying this(I like second generation heroes, and think they should get more chances than they get), but I miss Rich.

@jonny_anonymous: Yeah, but Avengers is the new X-men. You know; "put that name of the popular franchise on as many comics as possible".

Posted by Trevel8182

@waezi2: If they didn't bring back Star-Lord and Thanos and completely undermined Richard Rider's death then I would be more okay with the new Nova but they didn't so screw Sam Alexander I'll hate on him until the day they bring back Rich.

Edited by Enzeru--defunct

DAT ART !!

Posted by dondave

How does Captain Marvel (Carol) have a one panel hair change?

She's wearing her space helmet

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Posted by Trevel8182

@waezi2: Sorry if I not happy with how my favorite character is being treated also by internet standards what I said was pretty chill.

Edited by Zoch81

Looks great can't wait

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Posted by kriminal

i'm hoping these tie ins aren't important. not planning on getting them. for some reason I don't like marvel team books as much as dc. the only one I get is all-new x-men if that even counts

Posted by Z3RO180

Oh dear good I want that book right now.

Posted by Gritterr

@kriminal: safe bet that the Avengers/New Avengers tie ins are essential considering they are written by Hickman. Also if you are going to read infinity you should know whats been going down in those books. the entire event has been building in them.

Posted by BIGALWILLIAMS

Avengers in space is what I always loved.Old school style going back to the Kree Skrull War, Korvac Saga and so on.When Bendis grounded them on Earth the stories started getting boring. Hickman brought the old feel back again!

Posted by DoctorFluxx

Yu's art is looking particularly good here.

Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

wonder who'll take over For Yu once he's off. Can't wait for this though!! looks sick!!! I've been following both titles, and safe to say it's way better than what Bendis did. If i did have a gripe, is that Hickman should be writing Guardians of the Galaxy instead.. he can go full space on them.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Looking nice even if I'm not religiously following this event.

Edited by cameron83

Avengers in space is what I always loved.Old school style going back to the Kree Skrull War, Korvac Saga and so on.When Bendis grounded them on Earth the stories started getting boring. Hickman brought the old feel back again!

I agree. Good to see this! I also love how Yu draws everyone. They all seem so awesome. Especially the Skrulls.

Posted by spinningbirdcake

@spinningbirdcake: speaking of New Avengers can you explain to me what Black Bolt showed his wife in the lates issue? I was so confused

I'm not entirely sure what he was doing. I assume it was just a weird representation of the incursions breaking them as heroes or something. I'm not sure what those crystal things were.

Edited by Bokkie

Ugh... Carols hair :(

Posted by Arkhamc1tizen

just damn awesome.

Posted by ripcurl

Why would Annihilus help?

Isn't the Negative Zone considered a separate universe?

Why would he worry about he Builders?

More importantly, why does Marvel introduce the Builders as the universe's oldest race? How about the Celestials, the Watchers, and each race that comprise the Elders of the Universe?

I HATE what Marvel has done to canon in the past year...

Posted by Gritterr

@ripcurl said:

Why would Annihilus help?

Isn't the Negative Zone considered a separate universe?

Why would he worry about he Builders?

More importantly, why does Marvel introduce the Builders as the universe's oldest race? How about the Celestials, the Watchers, and each race that comprise the Elders of the Universe?

I HATE what Marvel has done to canon in the past year...

You have no idea what Annihilus role will play

Annihilus escaped the Negative zone in a recent FF isue

With all the cracks in space time/universes its more than likely the builders are from a different universe. They have been shown to operate on a multiversal scale altogether(superflow structures). we have no idea where they are from yet.

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@the_stegman said:

Ugh, I still don't like the whole "Avengers in space" idea.

I agree, besides, isn't that what the Guardians of the Galaxy are for?

Anyways, this is yet another THREAT OF CATASTROPHIC PROPORTIONS that for some reason can be resolved by the intervention of people like Captain America. Let me make this clear: if a guy whose abilities rely soley on his enhanced physical condition can help turn the tide of the battle, then the battle is certainly not that big.

If this is such a serious threat to THE EVERYTHING as it is being hyped - again, haven't we heard this before, then leave the humans and mutants on Earth and just go round up the Annihilators and possibly Adam Warlock and let them go to town on whomever/whatever is causing trouble. Let cosmic level threats be handled by cosmic level people!

Posted by SkyRobo1

@world_breaker_elmo: How about Sentry, Captain Marvel and Thor. All 3 have shown enough power to go in to that category in some way. Thor during Chaos War, God of Thunder and that comic where he was chasing around Ego.

Edited by Super_SoldierXII

Dammit ... why is this event not centered around Wolverine???

How dare they.

They always leave Logan out of big events like this ...

Posted by New_World_Order

Can someone tell me why Hyperions costume is red and gold in the 3rd scan? Is it not suppose to be black and gold?

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