COMICS: First Look At Jonathan Hickman And Jerome Opeña's AVENGERS #3

In this first look at Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four) and Jerome Opeña's (Uncanny X-Force) Avengers #3, Thor witnesses the birth of the New Adam on Mars as the first story arc of the relaunched "Marvel NOW!" series reaches its end.

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By Josh Wilding - 1/17/2013
• "THE GARDEN"
• The birth of the New Adam.
• On Mars, the Battle between The Avengers and the Garden comes to a dramatic conclusion.
• "If you want LIFE and all the good things living entails, then you'll have to earn it." --Ex Nihilo


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Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Pencils by JEROME OPENA
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
Variant Covers by OLIVIER COIPEL, DANIEL ACUNA, ADI GRANOV


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KNIGHT3000 - 1/17/2013, 2:13 PM
That doesn't look like Superior Spidey... Am I 1st?
Mystery - 1/17/2013, 2:13 PM
What happened to Superior's costume?
connor110693 - 1/17/2013, 2:17 PM
first arc of avengers is still peter as spidey, superior spiderman doesnt join until 2nd arc after that its all superior :)
JoshWilding - 1/17/2013, 2:18 PM
I don't think the series acknowledges the Superior Spidey until the next arc. That's what I seem to remember reading somewhere anyway!
KNIGHT3000 - 1/17/2013, 2:18 PM
Oh.... Thanx guys...
Mystery - 1/17/2013, 2:21 PM
@Splenda, Agreed. Like not all the costumes being translated well to the big screen, not all costumes in the movies translate well to the comics IMO
Bandido - 1/17/2013, 2:27 PM
About time this is coming out!
marvel72 - 1/17/2013, 2:37 PM
hickman's avengers is better than hickman's new avengers don't get me wrong both are fantastic stories but i'm enjoying avengers more.
McGribble - 1/17/2013, 2:47 PM
That Cap suit is the t-i-t-s!!!! I am with you guys that he needs to look like that in Winter Soldier. Completely functional looking as well as being in perfect keeping with the original uniform.
Temple - 1/17/2013, 2:50 PM
looking goood.

@marvel72 I think its because avengers is moving at a faster pace than new avengers, so it shows more. I think a couple more issues into new avengers will make it the best title in now.
SageMode - 1/17/2013, 2:56 PM
Adi Granov bringing the badassness in his art as usual.

And yeah, it was about time that Cap had an upgraded look and this fit great.

8thDynasty - 1/17/2013, 3:00 PM
Jesus how many different Marvel universes are there?
Shamo - 1/17/2013, 3:07 PM
shit comic. great covers.
Xiim - 1/17/2013, 3:19 PM
Thor: Hey Abyss, remember when I said I would spare you the reckoning?
Abyss: That's right Thor, you did!
Thor: ... I lied!

@8thDynasty There are a huge number of Marvel Universes, however the comics follow Earth 616(Main Marvel Comics) and Earth 1610(Ultimate Comics)

This page details the multiverse.
http://marvel.wikia.com/Multiverse

Xiim - 1/17/2013, 3:23 PM
Something I had previously stated is that the timeline with NOW is slightly skewed because the release of series is not chronological... Avengers 1 taking place after a good deal of other series, with the best way of being able to tell is whether or not Cap is in his new uniform as his old one is trashed in Avengers 1, thus things like Uncanny Avengers first arc take place before then. As someone else mentioned, this arc takes place before the start of Superior Spider-Man so we still have Peter for this first arc.

The change-up of costumes is one of the easiest ways to determine where they fall in on the timeline, the other big one is now Beast and whether or not he appears as Feline or Gorilla and thus letting us have an approximate of when that takes place(i.e. before after that point in All-New X-Men)
TheGodOfMischief - 1/17/2013, 3:31 PM
The new Cap suit is bossinova, I hope that image is used as a reference for The Winter Soldier. I think that suit can transfer well onto the big screen! I especially like the different textures they have goin on. Well done!
GUNSMITH - 1/17/2013, 3:46 PM
THAT SUIT LOOKS BETTER..THE AVENGERS SUIT LOOKED....



DERP DERP
ATrueHero1987 - 1/17/2013, 3:56 PM
See when Adi Granov draws Cap's new costume it looks great! Anybody else, it looks...not great. They need to go back to his original. Like this

Take away the pirate boots of course.
Ha1frican - 1/17/2013, 4:03 PM
I really like that Cap costume, im sure it looks different in the book bu its awesome for the cover art. I liked Caps Avengers suit, it looked gre in a few shots like the "Smash" scene but di look little derpy at some angles. If they made the cowl cloth or made the helmet more like TFA it would fix my issues with it. Also anyone who says exposed ears doe the costume i say look at the Avengers art book... it looks horrible as does pretty much all of Caps comics uniform except forthe Ultimate 1940's version
Ha1frican - 1/17/2013, 4:07 PM
Actually take the cap Avengers suit, give the helmet a more angular look like it has on the cover make the cowl a more armored material like here, make the pants a little baggier (he had a case of chicken legs a little bit) and make it a darkr blue like TFA and that would be my perfect Cap suit
IgnurRant - 1/17/2013, 4:11 PM
The Avenger's Cap suit looked ridiculous. A walking bafoon. This looks great. They just need to modernize the suit used in TFA. Anything than that YMCA spandex suit lol.
BIGBMH - 1/17/2013, 4:14 PM
I like the new Cap costume. It's a sensible modernization and looks more practical.
Shamo - 1/17/2013, 4:43 PM
cap's original costume is pure shit. new 1's 10x's better.
storyteller - 1/17/2013, 4:47 PM
Art can lie. They can light it how ever they want and use shading however they want. You are not getting those gradations and values without being ultra super duper anal about lighting.

Also this first arc is prior to everything because he only gets the new suit here.
Gary8264 - 1/17/2013, 5:02 PM
And they really need to get rid of the pouches on Cap's belt....he never uses anythin' from 'em and they really just mess the look up, especially in the movie
daywalker1623 - 1/17/2013, 5:04 PM
Adi Granov is the best cover artist in the biz right now. His covers are always awesome looking.
pesmerga44 - 1/17/2013, 5:07 PM
Can we please have Richard Rider Nova again not stupid kid Nova. They have already or going to bring back Peter Quill as Starlord so there is absolutely no reason not to bring back the real Nova. When I still bought comics Nova was one of my favorite comics I was collecting and I liked that they were showing him starting the rebuilding process with the Nova Corp. Please for the love of god bring back Richard Rider.
pesmerga44 - 1/17/2013, 5:08 PM
In his sweet costume he got from the Annihilation story not his original costume.
DarthLaney - 1/17/2013, 5:12 PM
Wish Marbel would just create a style guide for Cap. He looks differerent in every comic he appears in.
BANE5000 - 1/17/2013, 6:09 PM
Now that's how Cap's suit should look, i can see that working greatly on film and i want the strapped helmet back, c'mon Marvel it just makes more sense :]
StupidSexyLockon - 1/17/2013, 6:19 PM
Opena is the best artist in the business hands down but he draws some hideous faces. I mean good god, look at Thor.
superotherside - 1/17/2013, 9:12 PM
I'm sorry, I like Cap's new costume. Looks fantastic especially with that great art. The Avengers one was good as well. It looked very good in the movie you can't tell anything from set pictures.
pepe - 1/17/2013, 11:22 PM
Depends who draws Caps new suit...
Equivocal - 1/17/2013, 11:53 PM
I just finished reading the whole arc of Jonathan Hickman for Fantastic Four and my jaw dropped to the floor .................

WOW !!!

that's some storytelling !!!!

EPIC in all senses !!!
norseman79 - 1/18/2013, 12:06 AM
Yeah the set pics from the avengers made the cap suit look awful. Onscreen it looks fine for the most part. I still preferred his costume from The First Avenger though.

The comic version looks fine to me.
marvel72 - 1/18/2013, 6:38 AM
@ temple

i think both books storylines will come together at some point,they sort of teased it in one of the issues.

@ Equivocal

it is fantastic especially the franklin & galactus bit i won't spoil it for those who haven't read it.

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