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Wonder Man Attacks! In Marvel's 'The New Avengers Annual'

Wonder Man goes looking for trouble at the Avengers mansion

Marvel's 'The New Avengers' annual will see the return of Wonder Man, also known as Simon Williams, who teams up with the Revengers to make an unexpected visit to the Avengers Mansion -- coincidentally interrupting Luke Cage and Jessica Jones' "nookie time." How unfortunate for them. Also, this dude is all kinds of crazy.

Wonder Man, a former member of Marvel's Avengers, is convinced that a super powered team of heroes does more harm than it does good. So what does he do? Why, get together with a team of super powered 'Revengers,' to show the 'Avengers' what they're doing is wrong. According to Williams, the New Avengers are not just bad for others, but they are bad for one another, as well.

Writer Brian Michael Bendis teams up with artis Gabriele Dell'Otto for The New Avengers Annual #1 introducing a team of anti-heroes which includes Wonder Man, Anti-Venom and D-Man. Check out the preview The New Avengers #1 below which goes on sale September 7th, 2011.

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Posted by DH69

wow wonderman is being a real dick lately
Posted by goldenkey

I don't know any of these characters cept for Anti-Venom (what a lame ass name).
Posted by primepower53
@DH69 said:
wow wonderman is being a real dick lately
Posted by Decept-O

What the? No, say it isn't so. Man, I love Wonder Man. Might check this out. Do I see Squirrel Girl in those panels?

Posted by Grim

of course, as soon as Marvel realized that they had an underrated character in their possession, they all lined up and shat on him immediately. Thats Wonderman and Atlas: two new victims of the House of ideas.
 seriously, not a single Marvel hero from my youth has been safe from their SHOCK writing.  X-man is the last one.... Im sure he's right around the corner though. I bit my lip real hard when they remembered he existed and wrote him into Dark X-men...

Posted by zmanm407
@Decept-O:  
That you do 
Squirrel Girl is the Luke and Jessica's babysitter
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

thats actually pretty badass. 
 
but seriously Bendis loves turning beloved characters insane and/or evil 
 
its just a tiny bit old.
Posted by Kallarkz
@Grim said:
of course, as soon as Marvel realized that they had an underrated character in their possession, they all lined up and shat on him immediately. Thats Wonderman and Atlas: two new victims of the House of ideas. seriously, not a single Marvel hero from my youth has been safe from their SHOCK writing.  X-man is the last one.... Im sure he's right around the corner though. I bit my lip real hard when they remembered he existed and wrote him into Dark X-men...
lol they just almost completely depowered Nate last month
Posted by Gambit1024

What's Wonder Man's problem? He's been a dick since the Heroic Age began

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Huh, interesting. Dont know if I'd get it but..looks interesting to say the least.

Posted by chalkshark

Why is Wonder Man attacking the "New" Avengers? This plot line was introduced in The Avengers & ran as a thread through the first couple of story arcs in that title. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to see this subplot finally bearing fruit, it just seems strange that it jumped titles. Legitimate or not, Wonder Man's beef is with Rogers & Stark. He's got no cause to attack Luke Cage. He might just as well have gone after the X-Men, or The Fantastic Four, if he's really anti-super organizations. I notice he's pretty much fronting a big team of muscle boys. You'd think that after all those years in the Avengers, he'd understand the value of  a wide range of power & skill sets within any given organization. Also, what grievances are these guys looking to get a little payback on? Goliath & Atlas are really the only two with any kind of saw to grind. 

Posted by longbowhunter
@RedheadedAtrocitus said:
Huh, interesting. Dont know if I'd get it but..looks interesting to say the least.

Agreed.
Posted by zmanm407
@chalkshark:  
I've been wondering the same thing. 
If they were to attack anyone it should be the core Avengers team
Posted by Clue_

ETHAN EDWARDS? 
 
I didn't think I'd ever see Ethan Edwards again in my entire life.

Posted by Antonio_Blackheart

i thought the Century was dead lol
Posted by _Zombie_

Eh, sounds like a decent  read, but getting tired of Bendis's crap..

Posted by Mega_spidey01

the artwork looks badass ! will be picking this up.

Posted by Mega_spidey01

wonder man was an interesting villian on avengers earth's mightiest heroes. this should be an interesting story arc for me.  

Posted by frogjitsu

Didn't even know Goliath came back to life.

Posted by Preacherl2k
@Grim said:
of course, as soon as Marvel realized that they had an underrated character in their possession, they all lined up and shat on him immediately. Thats Wonderman and Atlas: two new victims of the House of ideas. seriously, not a single Marvel hero from my youth has been safe from their SHOCK writing.  X-man is the last one.... Im sure he's right around the corner though. I bit my lip real hard when they remembered he existed and wrote him into Dark X-men...
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
thats actually pretty badass.  but seriously Bendis loves turning beloved characters insane and/or evil  its just a tiny bit old.
Amen!  I'm a big fan of Wonder Man- what the heck is up with this junk writing!!! It's another Scarlet Witch BS type of story and I'm really getting tired of this junk from Marvel.
Posted by Decept-O

@zmanm407: Cool. I am curious about Wonder Man and what this will entail.

Posted by Ziltoid_the_Omniscient

What the heck!!  When did hey bring back Goliath!??  And I was totally wondering what ever happened to Wonder Man lol

Posted by They Killed Cap!

Squirl Girl always good for a laugh...looks good.
Posted by InnerVenom123

Anti-Venom being there makes absolutely no sense.

Posted by zmanm407

I'm pretty sure that's just Goliath's nephew

Posted by Blue Outburst

Best team ever! I like Captain Ultra and Ethan Edwards and Wonder Man and Atlas

Posted by frozenedge

I think Wonderman's just jealous he didn't get invited to this new team of Avengers so he decided to throw a tantrum and make his own 'Avengers'

Posted by Blue Outburst

Also it's my birthday today and this was the best thing to happen

Edited by Dernman

This is proof point that the Revengers are bat$3!! crazy. What are they thinking? They are so dumb. They deserve what the pounding they are going to get.  Did they really think they could win with Squirrel Girl at the mansion? 
 
Some people are just to dumb to go on.

Posted by emmbro30

How much longer is Marvel going to let that IDIOT Bendis run rampant before they finally get smart and can him?
Posted by ShadowX
@frozenedge

AT the start of the Heroic Age, Steve asked him and he declines saying he didnt wnat to be part of the avengers and blamed all the recnet problems in the MU on the avengers. 
Posted by GBrutality

..none of this makes sense! 
-d-man is friends with a lot of avengers, he may have become depressed again or whatever, but enough to turn on his friends?
-goliath?! is that suppose to be his nephew?
-i thought atlas was cool with everyone now?
-no way would anti-venom be a part of anything. not unless it made logical sense. someone needs to tell bendis it's not the nineties and that brock doesn't need to be in everything. 
-i thought century was dead
the only ones that make sense are wonder man and those guys ethan edwards (awesome hero-name!) and devil slayer but that's only because i've never heard of them.

Posted by labarith

Wow, that looks like the initiative team I want to see in Marvel Zombies 6...

Posted by Burnstar1230

Wow! I haven't seen Century since the Iron Man cartoon in the 90's. I don't what else to say about the others. It looks interesting to read.

Edited by Osiris1428

I knew this was going to happen. How could you guys not see this coming? Wonder Man started off as a villain. And recently told the Avengers over and over again that they were the reason everything is messed up.  He was one of my favorite characters when all he could do was jump really high and was about Luke Cage strength. And now that think about it, I had Wonder Man's first issue, and in it he fought Goliath, who goes by the name 'Atlas' now. Beat him bad too. I loved that issue and that characterization of Simon. When I saw he got a power boost, I just kind of lost interest (and I really hate him in that lame jacket and shades. It's just so...uuugh...).  
   I thought Century was dead too. The last I heard of him, he died in that first issue of 'Force Works.' He might be a little peeved at Tony as well.  
   Goliath. What happened to 'Damage Control'? I guess seeing the Avengers move on from the death of Bill Foster like it was nothing hurt Tom, so he's out for revenge.  
    That, I can understand. It would have been really cool if Josiah X or Blue Marvel were there and very ticked off.  
 
Great art work. Can't wait for September!!

Posted by RainEffect

As a follower of Reed's Ms. Marvel, I can't imagine Wonder Man attacking Carol Danvers. The guy's practically in love with her.

Posted by Morgaine_Levesque
@primepower53 said:
@DH69 said:
wow wonderman is being a real dick lately
It's Bendis. Did we actually expect him not to ruin a character? It's kind of his thing. 
Posted by maxicere

Wonderman is one of my favourist character. I don't have problems he's a good guy or a bad guy, I want to see him ever

Posted by wdchefdave

Let's see... Beast and Wonder Man were friends that played poker with Nick Fury and Ben Grimm... and, wasn't Atlas the original "Power Man" created just like Wondy was? I noticed that Wonder man was still a bad guy in the new Avengers cartoons, even though he "Died" in the 60's turning against the other bad guys. His original costume was not THAT bad! As much as Simon owes the Avengers for his LIFE... this makes no sense at all!!! The Thing and he are friends and he would never hang out with anything like "Anti-Venom"!!! So, let's just forget the past FORTY years or more... and run down to the store and buy this crap!!!

Posted by lastdrag0n89

This actually looks pretty interesting. I might pick this up

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@InnerVenom123 said:
Anti-Venom being there makes absolutely no sense.

agreed. but he does look cool there at least. 
 
and its a team of anti-heroes apparently. maybe they're being manipulated or mind controlled or something
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@Ziltoid_the_Omniscient said:
What the heck!!  When did hey bring back Goliath!??  And I was totally wondering what ever happened to Wonder Man lol

@frogjitsu said:
Didn't even know Goliath came back to life.


he's not back. this is his nephew who replaced him after Civil War
Posted by Nova`Prime`
@wdchefdave said:
... So, let's just forget the past FORTY years or more... and run down to the store and buy this crap!!!
I don't understand this reaction by so many people in this thread, its not like this is the first time this has happened in the last few years, let alone the decade. I'd figure everyone would be use to this inconsistent writing and character portrayal by Bendis.
 
And if you're a late comer then welcome to Brian Michael Bendis' Marvel.
Posted by Aiden Cross

I still despise the name 'Wonder Man'

Posted by leokearon
@emmbro30 said:

                How much longer is Marvel going to let that IDIOT Bendis run rampant before they finally get smart and can him?
           

Agrred I'm sick of Bendis "reinventing" characters 
 
Of course at least he has given a reason why Simon is acting all nuts
Posted by InnerVenom123
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
@InnerVenom123 said:
Anti-Venom being there makes absolutely no sense.

agreed. but he does look cool there at least.  and its a team of anti-heroes apparently. maybe they're being manipulated or mind controlled or something
Hopefully. 
Posted by Newport1991
@zmanm407: dude i was thinking the same thing why are most of these characters revenging all of a sudden i dont get it i just saw anti-venom help take mister negative ????? unless wonder man can control them now but i dont think thats the case???
Posted by SpidermanWins

Sweeet

Posted by TDK_1997

I like the new role of Wonder Man being a jerk

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