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Sweet Aunt Petunia! The Thing is a New Avenger

Posted by LiveFor on March 5, 2010

The next member of Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen’s New Avengers and it is The Fantastic Four’s ever lovin’ blue eyed Thing. Bit of a surprise to see Ben Grimm on the Avengers, but he’ll be good alongside Jewel, Luke Cage, Spider-Man and Wolverine.

I am assuming he’ll still be adventuring with the FF.

Source: CBR

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Wolverine is a New Avenger

Posted by LiveFor on March 4, 2010

Wolvie joins Spider-Man and Luke Cage in the new New Avengers which is shaping up to be the same line-up as the old New Avengers. Weird.

Brian Michael Bendis writes and Stuart Immonen is on art.

Source: CBR

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Spider-Man and Luke Cage are New Avengers…again

Posted by LiveFor on March 3, 2010


Marvel promised that they’d be streamlining the Avengers comic book into just the one Avengers written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by John Romita Jr. Then there was news of the Secret Avengers by Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato.

Most recently is word of another title, New Avengers, by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen.

According to these posters Spider-Man and Luke Cage are on the new team. Who will be next?

Source: CBR

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UPDATED: Who will be a Secret Avenger?

Posted by LiveFor on February 9, 2010

Marvel have been sending out teasers for the new Avengers comic book by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr – the team is comprised of Iron Man, Spider-Woman, Hawkeye, Captain America and Thor.

That was thought to be the end of it as Marvel kept saying that all the different Avengers titles would be cancelled after the big Siege event and there would just be the Avengers.

Looks like that isn’t the case as a new teaser poster for Secret Avengers came out today. As you can see it is similar in composition to the Avengers posters, but the character is blacked out.

Turns out the new series will be writtern by Ed Brubaker with Mike Deodato on art.

Any idea who it is in the picture? I’m thinking Spider-Man, Black Panther, Beast, Dr Strange or maybe Cloak. Just can’t work it out.

Source: io9
UPDATE: Ed Brubaker sent a Tweet pointing to a new Secret Avenger teaser pic over at CBR.
This one appears to be wearing a cloak and with the caption with it I am thinking it could well be a former bad guy. Maybe The Hood or Taskmaster. Any ideas?

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Thor is an Avenger

Posted by LiveFor on February 5, 2010

Thor is the next on the teaser posters for the new Avengers Marvel comic by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr. He joins Iron Man, Spider-Woman, Hawkeye and Captain America.

Is this the final line up of the team?

Source: CBR

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Hawkeye is an Avenger

Posted by LiveFor on February 5, 2010

Hawkeye is the next on the teaser posters for the new Avengers Marvel comic by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr. He joins Iron Man, Spider-Woman and Captain America.

Although I am starting to wonder whether this will be the actual team or if it could be showing all the people who were Avengers but have since died or moved on to different things? Case in point is the Captain America pic – it looks like it is the Bucky version has he has a gun, yet Steve Rogers has returned to the Marvel Universe and surely he would be in the Avengers?

Then there was the pic of the Heroic Age which we thought was the Avengers team, yet there’s no Spider-Woman there, plus Hawkeye in that pic looks like it could be Bucky as he seems to have a cybernetic arm. Am I looking into this too much?

Only time will tell.

Source: CBR

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Iron Man is in the Avengers comic

Posted by LiveFor on February 4, 2010

Another day another hero who will be part of the Avengers in the new Marvel comic by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr. He joins Spider-Woman and Captain America. Who will be next?

Source: CBR

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The Avengers – John Romita Jr is on art

Posted by LiveFor on February 1, 2010

One of my all time favourite comic book artists, John Romita Jr, will be on art duty for the new Avengers comic due out in May. He was worked on so many comic books it would take too long to list them all, but he has done sterling work on Kick-Ass, Thor, Spider-Man and the X-Men to name just a few.

After all the Civil War, Dark Avengers and Siege all of the Avengers comics are being cancelled a single Avengers title will live on written by Brian Michael Bendis. No more Mighty Avengers, Dark Avengers etc.

I recently posted a picture that shows what could well be the line-up of the new team. Captain America is in the line-up – in that pic I thought it was the Steve Rogers version in the Bucky Cap outfit as there was no gun. However, the Romita Jr teaser poster for the new Avengers comic shows a Captain America with a gun…I have no idea if it is Bucky or Steve.

It looks as if Bucky is the new Hawkeye as I think the original will die (again). The solicitation for Siege issue 2 does state one Avenger will die:

The blockbuster Marvel event of the year goes full-blown carnage and madness as the biggest and most brutal battle in Marvel’s history brings together heroes from all sides. Lines have been drawn, and an unlikely hero will save one Avenger, but they can’t save them all. The Siege has begun and it claims its first victim as AN AVENGER WILL DIE!!

Looking forward to more of the teaser posters for the new series. How do you feel about Romita Jr working on The Avengers?

Source: THR

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The New New Avengers…possibly

Posted by LiveFor on January 28, 2010

The Marvel Universe has been through a lot over the past few years – Civil Wars, Villains taking over, Avengers disassembled, Spider-Man have his marriage wiped out of living memory by Mephisto, Skrulls secretly invaded, Nick Fury found out SHIELD was actually controlled by HYDRA, Hawkeye died, Hawkeye came back, Daredevil became leade of the Hand, Wolverine found out he had a son who was tougher than him, Captain America died, Bucky came back from the dead, Bucky became Captain America, the real Captain America came back, Iron Man was a bit nasty then wiped his memory to save the world, Wolverine was in everything, Mutants were almost wished into extinction and Wolverine was in everything. Plus lots more.

Currently Marvel is going through Siege where Norman Osbourne is at war with Thor and the Asgardians. Once that is all resolved things are going to get brighter.

“Heroes will be heroes again,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada told USA Today. “They’ve gone through hell and they’re back to being good guys — a throwback to the early days of the Marvel Universe, with more of a swashbuckling feel.”

“The ‘brand new day’ of the Heroic Age presents a tonal shift to optimism, a world filled with hope but quite hellish villains,” writer Brian Michael Bendis said. “The heroes realize it’s a blue-sky world worth protecting.”

Bendis says the story line was approved long before the sale to Disney. “This was always the plan, and I have the memos to prove it,” he says with a laugh.

“This was always the whole point — the reunion, the Avengers getting back together, because this is what the world needs right now,” Bendis says. “Now we get to the good stuff.”

Robot 6 think the above lineup of heroes will also be the new team for The Avengers and I have to agree with them. Looks like Bucky aka Winter Soldier aka Captain America will become Hawkeye (check out the cybernetic arm) so that could well be Steve Rogers in the new Captain America outfit.

Also great to Gorilla-Man from Agents of Atlas on the team. Is it just me or has Beast almost got back to his previous form – check out his George Perez classic hair.

Personally I think it is a cracking line-up (which will probably last for about 4 or 5 issues) and really do hope we can get back to some classic Avengers story telling.

What do you think of the line-up? What bad guys do you want to see them go up against?

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Fire – Zac Efron to go action in Brian Michael Bendis adaption

Posted by LiveFor on January 28, 2010

Universal has picked up the rights to Fire – the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis. Zac Efron is attached to star and will exec produce with his manager, Jason Barrett according to Heat Vision.

Written and drawn by Bendis before he went on to become one of Marvel Comics’ top writers, the story centers on a college student who is inducted into a special CIA project that tests whether training ordinary citizens to be agents can be successful. I’ve not read it, but sounds a bit like the TV show, Alias.

Bleeding Cool have this synopsis: Fire is the story of a college student Ben Furst recruited into the CIA, posing as a journalist with assassination duties around the world, before he realises he may be the subject of an assassination order himself.

Bendis is also on board to write the adaptation. When he is on the ball Bendis’ stuff is top notch – Powers is great and his dialogue can be fantastic. Of course some of his Marvel work has been a bit hit or miss for my taste, but the real world setting of Fire should be good to see.

Efron has just starred in Me and Orson Welles and The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, while Bendis has an adaptation of his graphic novel “Jinx” set up at the studio.

Fair play to Efron for changing his style and moving on from the Disney High School Musical Days. Good thinking for a young star to keep their career going.

Have you read Fire? Is Efron a good choice? Do you think he could carry an action role?

You can pick up the original graphic novel at the links below.
Fire Definitive Collection – Amazon.co.uk
Fire at Amazon.com

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