COMICS: Cover Art Revealed For THE AVENGERS Tie-In Prequel

Midtown Comics has released an early look at Marvel's planned tie-in to The Avengers written by Fred Van Lente and with art from Ron Lim. Also revealed is a new piece of promo art from the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series.

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By Josh Wilding - 2/18/2012
• The all-ages, action-packed prequel to the Avengers movie is here!
• Meet the incredible cast of the Avengers Initiative: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye!
• The perfect introduction to The Avengers movie coming out in May 2012!




MARVELS AVENGERS AVENGERS INITIATIVE
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by RON LIM


Unfortunately, the cover art isn't currently available in a higher resolution, but another solicitation for this May reveals a new piece of promo art from Disney XD's upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man animated series. For more details on the other The Avengers tie-in this May, "Black Widow Strikes" click HERE also written by Van Lente.

• From the minds behind the hit TV show, witness the web-slinging adventures of the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN!
• An easy errand for Aunt May becomes a maddening misadventure with the Malevolent MOLE MAN!
• Then, when the Electrifying ELECTRO attacks a StarkTech Expo, can the wily-web-slinger pull the plug on this voltaic villain?!




MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2
Written by DAN SLOTT, TY TEMPLETON
Pencils by NUNO PLATI


STARRING:

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

RELEASE DATE: April 27, 2012. (UK) May 4th, 2012. (US)

Source: Midtown Comics
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Marqy47 - 2/18/2012, 5:24 AM
hawkeye looks like a teenager
seamuskeaneart - 2/18/2012, 6:03 AM
That art is awful, not just the heads, im mean look at the art for the hulk. eewwww.
Bodwulf - 2/18/2012, 6:12 AM
70's Avengers prequel
The Avengers 70's Style, Avengers assembled from Marvel Live action shows from the 1970s
Bodwulf - 2/18/2012, 6:13 AM
80's Avengers prequel
80's Avengers updated
Boyle360 - 2/18/2012, 6:17 AM
Definitely not the best I've seen, but not horrible either.
And I don't like how Spider-Man looks freaking HUGE in the new TV series. Remember that concept artwork last year that showed him being really muscular and 6 feet tall? That's not Spidey. Hope they changed it.
Bodwulf - 2/18/2012, 6:21 AM
90's Avengers
90's Avengers, If Marvel had to make the Avengers from just their movie and T.V. properties in the 90's it would have been......odd.
DioFoRio - 2/18/2012, 6:50 AM
what griff said
CBArtist - 2/18/2012, 7:50 AM
Ron Lim's artwork was at its best when he drew the Infinity War limited series. The Infinity Crusade series was not as well drawn though.
AshkeNasty - 2/18/2012, 8:15 AM
Ironman53- which one? East side or west side?
Maia87 - 2/18/2012, 8:40 AM
LOL there is no ground...they're just walking or jumping in the clouds...
supernaturalfreak - 2/18/2012, 9:03 AM
okay I've seen like 4 different iron man armors for this movie, which one is going to be in it!?
skidz - 2/18/2012, 9:44 AM
Why do the movie tie-ins always look this awful?
CaptainRon - 2/18/2012, 10:11 AM
Great stuff, Bodwulf!
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 2/18/2012, 10:47 AM
Man, I'm just hoping this doesn't turn into a "Fear itself" crapfest.

Anyway, I recentely found out about a certain character 's fate in "The Avengers!"

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/gambitfreak/news/?a=54942

The Avengers (Black Widow)
ScionStorm - 2/18/2012, 11:28 AM
Aunt May and the Mole Man?...
Bodwulf - 2/18/2012, 12:31 PM
Not a bad idea tea!
SamHell - 2/18/2012, 1:32 PM
whole lotta ass
Bodwulf - 2/18/2012, 2:45 PM
@teabag Fully Assembled
Avengers Assembled 1990, What if the Avengers movie had been made in the 90's
SageMode - 2/18/2012, 2:48 PM
I really wish they would use this as Cap's updated costume in the 616 universe. He seriously needs an upgraded look
Bodwulf - 2/18/2012, 3:43 PM
@teabag decided to keep the FF in their own group. :)
Fantastic Four 90's, Marvel comics movie make for cheap in the 90's
mgeoff88 - 2/18/2012, 3:48 PM
I like that Marvel is making tie-in comics for the movie.

I'm not sure about the cover though. Thor looks much older than Chris Hemsworth and Hawkeye looks weird.

@Bodwulf Those are pretty cool, man. The 90's one would be really interesting.
thewolfx - 2/18/2012, 4:27 PM
hey paulrom just a quick question


do you like women ?


must not cus you reported such beautiful imagery
marvelguy - 2/18/2012, 9:57 PM
Why does everyone use @ when this isn't Twitter?!
Cartoon22 - 2/18/2012, 10:25 PM
@marvelguy because this site doesnt have a reply button like youtube does so u have to put @ to who ever ur replying to
luckylu - 2/19/2012, 2:18 AM
hawkeye looks stupid
Boyle360 - 2/19/2012, 3:37 PM
This site really needs a proper reply system. I hate having to constantly check if anyone has replied to my comments or left comments on my articles. It's very annoying.
marvelguy - 2/19/2012, 7:15 PM
Cartoon22,

I just address people similarly to letter writing. See?

(Not meant to insult)

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