First Look: Marvel NOW! AVENGERS Covers Revealed

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Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel will be ending 2012 with a bang -- and the release of Marvel NOW!'s new AVENGERS series by Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opena and Dean White. We didn't know a whole lot about the new series save for the creators working on the books, until now.

Earlier today Marvel revealed covers to the series' first three issues featuring the awesome art of Dustin Weaver. Marvel's "big three" (Captain America, Iron-Man and Thor) are featured front and center on each cover, respectively, and are surrounded by a cast of characters that are sure to appear in the upcoming title. If you've been looking forward to seeing these three working together alongside the likes of Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Wolverine, Hulk and many more, then this is definitely a title you will want to pick up.

According to Marvel editor Tom Brevoort, the upcoming team will feature a roster of up to 18 different characters. Now, Hickman has had plenty of experience writing a lot of characters in one book (take FANTASTIC FOUR and FF, for example), but that's definitely a lot, even for someone as talented as he is. It will be interesting to see him give each character enough panel time. What do you think of the interlocking covers to the first three issues of the upcoming series? Are you looking forward to the book, due to hit comic shops December?

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#1 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3736 posts) - - Show Bio

For old times sake...

Can't wait for this comic :)

#2 Edited by BushidoBlack (116 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, I'm digging this. Plus Hickman is writing so dis gon b gud :)

I like the additions of Cannonball and Sunspot. I'm guessing the guy with the infinity symbol in the back is a new character.

I'm hoping one of the four characters who have yet to be revealed is Black Panther.

#3 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

awesome, very interesting. !

#4 Posted by Loki9876 (2995 posts) - - Show Bio

I still want Black panther, vision and Hank Pym.

#5 Posted by fullmetalquach (94 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel NOW! looks like itso going to be amazing so far

#6 Posted by broo1232 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks awesome and the art's great!

#7 Posted by Green ankh (998 posts) - - Show Bio

so far NOW isn't looking to interesting.

#8 Posted by Lvenger (19067 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine and Spider-Man have plenty of books to themselves. Seeing them still on the Avengers is annoying. However a larger lineup is a big thing and the roster looks mostly superb with classic Avengers like Cap, Thor and Iron Man alongside Sunspot, Cannonball and Falcon, all lesser exposed characters. And there seems to be a new character to boot. Hopefully Vision, T'Challa and some more female members will be added. Finally, the Avengers has a bright future now Bendis has relinquished his grip on the Avengers titles.

#9 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (12856 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh about a couple of members, but with that creative team it's definitely worth a try. Don't disappoint like Johns did Marvel.

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#10 Edited by MrArrogant (149 posts) - - Show Bio

Hope that Vision, Black Panther and Hank Pym are added to the team; I was also told Shang Chi would be a member so that would fill the other 4 characters.

Overall I'm very happy with this roster, most characters (besides wolverine and spider-man) are classic avengers or characters that haven't been over exposed, making the rooster feel diverse and fun. I'm particularly happy to see Captain Marvel on the team, been loving her own book. Interesting to see Green Hulk on the team, what's happening to Red? I'm starting to like Iron Man's new costume more, especially when not drawn by Greg Land, would've liked the new movie armor to derive from this look.

Love the logo too, very iconic and eye catching, glad to see plenty of different colours amongst the team, was not found of the "red and black" look shown from the initial promo image.

#11 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the logo, can't shake off the New 52 feeling.

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#12 Posted by the_fallen11 (636 posts) - - Show Bio

Captain Marvel is in: I'm in.

#13 Posted by Tyrannotaur (288 posts) - - Show Bio

@StMichalofWilson: I love that opening. I don't understand why they had to "edit" it for season 2. Oh well.

I'm really looking forward to this new Avengers book. I loved Hickman's work on FF and Fantastic Four. I've also been wanting to read something Avengers since the movie came out, but I'm not a big Bendis fan.

#14 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

Cannonball, awesome! Though it makes me wonder why he's wearing a young x-men costume. Seems to me they should give him a new one?

#15 Posted by Lvenger (19067 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

Love the logo, can't shake off the New 52 feeling.

Well technically Marvel Now! just does what the New 52 does on a smaller scale without erasing all the past continuity of the Marvel Universe. And Thor won't end up with Captain Marvel or any other female member he has nothing in common with :P

#16 Posted by Veitha (2951 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks cool. I think that I'll have to start reading the Avengers

#17 Posted by Mucklefluga (2544 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that Nova on the first issues cover? I can't tell.

#18 Posted by BushidoBlack (116 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mucklefluga said:

Is that Nova on the first issues cover? I can't tell.

It's Cannonball from the X-Men.

#19 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

The covers are copying the Avengers movie posters.

#20 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14425 posts) - - Show Bio

Some nice covers , looking good so far

#21 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

hmm...well this looks to be promising but i hope this book turns out great, alot of people (including myself) will pick up the book because of the awesome creative team, but a good creative team doesn't necessarily mean it'll be good, i mean just look at Geoff john's and Jim Lee's Justice League . i mean that's probably the best creative team Dc can throw and that series isnt as good as it SHOULD be!

so Im hoping this series will be good and i will stick with it first 6 issues.

#22 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

@Deranged Midget said:

Love the logo, can't shake off the New 52 feeling.

Well technically Marvel Now! just does what the New 52 does on a smaller scale without erasing all the past continuity of the Marvel Universe. And Thor won't end up with Captain Marvel or any other female member he has nothing in common with :P

It's still a smilar concept and you never know who might hook up with who. Hell, they might make Tony and Cap have feelings for each other at this point.

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#23 Posted by Mercy_ (92674 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Widow and Hickman may sell me on picking up an Avengers book.

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#24 Posted by Rickbarry (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

God have mercy on whomever put Wolverine in this book. Like it's going to have an issue selling without him on the title. At least Cannonball made the cut.

#25 Posted by lmothander (98 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that green hulk?

#26 Posted by Lvenger (19067 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

@Lvenger said:

@Deranged Midget said:

Love the logo, can't shake off the New 52 feeling.

Well technically Marvel Now! just does what the New 52 does on a smaller scale without erasing all the past continuity of the Marvel Universe. And Thor won't end up with Captain Marvel or any other female member he has nothing in common with :P

It's still a smilar concept and you never know who might hook up with who. Hell, they might make Tony and Cap have feelings for each other at this point.

If they did, it'd look something like this:

There are others but this is the only one I think can be posted on here.

#27 Posted by Mucklefluga (2544 posts) - - Show Bio

@BushidoBlack: Ah, thanks. Nova is in this series tho right?

#28 Posted by Bestostero (5618 posts) - - Show Bio

Cannonball is an interesting choice, great cover.

#29 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6570 posts) - - Show Bio
@Loki9876 said:

I still want Black panther, vision and Hank Pym.

ME TOO
#30 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6570 posts) - - Show Bio

Too much like the movie

#31 Posted by Selinaky (677 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks pretty cool, fingers crossed for Black Panther!

#32 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger: SWEET JESUS MY EYES!

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#33 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3736 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger: Dude, it's like they're heading towards the Danger ZONE...

#34 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

lame

#35 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7282 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, this is nothing new. Hickman wasn't the least bit creative in choosing the roster at all.

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#36 Posted by livlig (54 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's a good (start of) the team. Not great, but good. However, I have full confidence in that Jonathan Hickman will write these characters great. If not fantastic.

#37 Posted by wowylied (238 posts) - - Show Bio

Well i can't shake the felling that all this marvel now is a lame new 52 copy but i will try to trust hickman...even if i don't like the art on those covers.

#38 Posted by Donavue (91 posts) - - Show Bio

Possible catastrophe.

#39 Posted by MatKrenz (1233 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll admit most of the lineup is kinda boring.

With Spidey and Wolverine don't belong and while i do like that Cap Marvel, Cannonball, Sunspot and Falcon are there to add something new to the team everybody body else seems to predictable.

I mean Hawkeye is leading the Secret Avengers and Black Widow is also in that and the inclusion here isn't welcome here for me.

Half I like, half I don't like but I am curious as to what Hickman will do.

#40 Edited by Backflip (2262 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh. Cannonball was an interesting choice that I could get behind, but still, Wolverine and Spidey aren't needed. Also, Sunspot brings nothing to the team, with Captain Marvel already accounting for Flight/Energy/Strength stuff. However, I do think the hidden guy is Ikaris, which'd be awesome.

Since Shang Chi has already been announced, I'm hoping for Black Panther, Hank Pym, Justice or Songbird.

#41 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3550 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a cool cover set, but I'm still waiting to see if Emma will still be around and in the X-Men. If not and Marvel killed her off. They wont be seeing my money for a good long while.

#42 Posted by IronHerc (93 posts) - - Show Bio

@StMichalofWilson said:

For old times sake...

Can't wait for this comic :)

Yep! this covers reminded me of this awesome series and it's song. Really can't wait for avengers to come out and finally say goodbye to bendis for bothering us for all this time. Also loved the team which feels more like what earth's mightiest should be. Also i'm glad spidey is here since no matter what people say about him, he deserves to be with them for he has done as much or more than everyone there to earn a spot. Also love how epic this covers look as the team jumps into action from a shield hellicarrier.

#43 Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7 (1008 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought Cannonball and Sunspot would be on the Uncanny Avengers roster. Maybe they'll be on both.

Also, it seems like X-Men are joining the Avengers, while no Avengers are joining any X-books. Like I assumed, the Avengers are the ones be propped up and pushed.

#44 Posted by ThanosIsMad (2198 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget said:

Love the logo, can't shake off the New 52 feeling.

Well, the refresh is likely in direct response to the DCnU. Except that Marvel is doing it the right way and not destroying their continuity in the process.

#45 Posted by BushidoBlack (116 posts) - - Show Bio

From Hickman's twitter:

Image released today is not the complete roster, we intentionally left off new characters for spoiler reasons.

And the roster starts at 18, grows to more.

https://twitter.com/JHickman

#46 Posted by danhimself (22443 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

Wolverine and Spider-Man have plenty of books to themselves. Seeing them still on the Avengers is annoying. However a larger lineup is a big thing and the roster looks mostly superb with classic Avengers like Cap, Thor and Iron Man alongside Sunspot, Cannonball and Falcon, all lesser exposed characters. And there seems to be a new character to boot. Hopefully Vision, T'Challa and some more female members will be added. Finally, the Avengers has a bright future now Bendis has relinquished his grip on the Avengers titles.

how does Spider-man having 2 solo books mean he has plenty of books to himself? Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Captain Marvel,and Hawkeye all appear in their own solo titles why should Spider-man be any different?

#47 Posted by Veitha (2951 posts) - - Show Bio

But the one near Thor is Sunspot or the Original HUman Torch??

#48 Posted by ironshadow (1470 posts) - - Show Bio

Who's they guy behind Captain Marvel ?

#49 Posted by LordRequiem (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

Falcon and Cannonball are not good choices. I wonder who the chap behind Captain Marvel is. Wouldn't it be something if they threw in someone like Chamber!

#50 Posted by Rickbarry (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

I just realized that Uncanny Avengers and Avengers have pretty much identical mainstay rosters. Most of these characters have ongoing solo titles as well. So...wtf?

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