COMICS: Marvel Announces New AVENGERS NOW! Initiative

We all (pretty much) knew the Captain America announcement was coming, but there's a lot more to it! Along with reinventions for Cap and Thor, Iron Man will soon be "Superior Iron Man", and the Avengers team will look a whole lot different. More past the jump.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 7/16/2014
Joe Quesada just appeared on the Colbert Report to announce our new Captain America, but there's a lot more going on too -- EW have revealed that Sam Wilson taking over the Cap mantle is only one of the big changes coming our way in the pages of Marvel Comics. The plan is to roll out a third wave of the Marvel NOW! initiative this fall, with Iron Man, Captain America and Thor all getting new #1 issues, and more focus being placed on the likes of Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and Scarlet Witch who are all set to appear in upcoming Marvel Studios movies. Also, as you can see from the image below, it would seem that Angela is not the new female Thor as we'd thought. The site report that a renewed focus will also be placed on Medusa, Inferno, Deathlok and the Winter Soldier, with more than ten titles (not all necessarily solo) already in the planning stages. We'll hear more about all of this throughout Comic-Con, but for now what do you guys think of the changes?




Superior Iron Man #1 sends Tony Stark to San Francisco with a new outfit and a new perspective on life. “The Genius Bar costume is there for a reason,” Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso tells EW. “The newly-transformed Superior Iron Man has very ambitious plans for the city that some of its residents embrace, but not all. Like the Superior Spider-Man, Superior Iron Man is a character that’s hard to root for.” The series is written by Tom Taylor and drawn by In a series written by Tom Taylor and drawn by Yildiray Cinar.

Much more at the link below.
Source: EW
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Ramiel - 7/16/2014, 9:04 PM
RIP Marvel
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/16/2014, 9:05 PM
Sorry, I got this one Ror. :)
RorMachine - 7/16/2014, 9:08 PM
The Abary, yep you got the Cap announcement..not the other stuff:)
YoungThanos - 7/16/2014, 9:10 PM
Thor's a woman, Cap is black. Next up.....


IRON HOMO!!!!
Jollem - 7/16/2014, 9:13 PM
i really miss old marvel
Greengo - 7/16/2014, 9:15 PM
Flying Captain America?

I can dig it.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/16/2014, 9:16 PM
Mrcool210-In November, Superior Iron Man #1 sends Tony Stark to San Francisco with a new outfit and a new perspective on life. “The Genius Bar costume is there for a reason,” Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso tells EW. “The newly-transformed Superior Iron Man has very ambitious plans for the city that some of its residents embrace, but not all.” Comic book fans will note the very pointed addition of the word “Superior” to the title. The last time that happened, it was Superior Spider-Man, and Doctor Octopus took over Peter Parker’s brain. Doc Ock won’t be invading Tony’s frontal lobe, but Alonso does note, “Like the Superior Spider-Man, Superior Iron Man is a character that’s hard to root for.” The series is written by Tom Taylor and drawn by In a series written by Tom Taylor and drawn by Yildiray Cinar.
Mrcool210 - 7/16/2014, 9:16 PM
i got to give them credit though, for making a big change like this, even if at the very latest after the doctor strange and ant man movies come out things will of course go back to normal.
Mrcool210 - 7/16/2014, 9:17 PM
@EzioKenway1225 yeah thats why i deleted my comment.
Nick56 - 7/16/2014, 9:18 PM
superior iron man looks cool
Greengo - 7/16/2014, 9:19 PM
Lol that's [frick]ed up.
thebearjew - 7/16/2014, 9:23 PM
YoungThanos yes! but he should also be black and muslim!
now that's edgy and original!
TheRationalNerd - 7/16/2014, 9:24 PM
Take the goofy goggles off and then we're talking. Better yet, give him a different designed costume and THEN we're talking.

ANTHONY MACKIE FOR THE NEXT CAP!

Yeah I said it, cry two tears in a bucket!
Nick56 - 7/16/2014, 9:24 PM
And seriously another '#1' relaunch that isn't an actual relaunch? This is getting ridiculous.
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/16/2014, 9:27 PM
@RorMachine, fine, take this since it is way too much to combine with the other article. :)
Jollem - 7/16/2014, 9:27 PM
they should have called him The Eagle

get it? going from falcon to eagle
AlexanderLykins - 7/16/2014, 9:28 PM
I actually might check these out. It's so different and radical that I kind of appreciate what Marvel is trying to do. That being said, nothing will ever touch the original incarnations of these characters.
staypuffed - 7/16/2014, 9:28 PM
This is sounds cool. I'm excited!
Jollem - 7/16/2014, 9:29 PM
hear that, Ror? Abary let you have this. you should feel humbled :)
Nomis - 7/16/2014, 9:30 PM
@ Joll - That's a great idea!

Or even still... the American Eagle !
thebearjew - 7/16/2014, 9:32 PM
wow eagle makes a lot more sense actually huh
@Jollem that's actually a cool idea
Jollem - 7/16/2014, 9:33 PM
ooh! american eagle works. i was thinking bald eagle at first, but that would sound silly
thebearjew - 7/16/2014, 9:33 PM
so real cap die?
Nomis - 7/16/2014, 9:34 PM
@ Nick56 - Relauch with a new # 1 every year is the MARVEL marketing plan now!

It's sad.
Alien - 7/16/2014, 9:34 PM
JamesMan - 7/16/2014, 9:35 PM
I can't wait to get another #1 comic. It's like the [frick]ing 90's all over again.
Mrsinister - 7/16/2014, 9:35 PM
Marvel is such a joke. I can't even read articles about them now
SniktBub - 7/16/2014, 9:36 PM
@Jollem and and Nomis

American eagle would be awesome.

I just wish they weren't doing this for political correctness. It seems forced. Like REALLY forced
CletusKasady89 - 7/16/2014, 9:36 PM
Rump Rangers ASSEMBLE! At leas that's what I see when I look at that picture. Seriously, Sam as Cap?!? Bucky made sense...he does not.
thebearjew - 7/16/2014, 9:37 PM
everyones trying to get the oh so just right mix and I think that's just politically correct nonsense
jimoakley666 - 7/16/2014, 9:37 PM
Hey! You know those characters that are really popular because people love 'um? Yeah, fuk them, read this shit. What? You don't wanna? Well, we have movies coming out. Fine, then we'll just kill, de-power or just flat-out ignore them until you read these other guys. What do you mean you're not gonna read comics any more? READ OUR SHIT BOOKS!
sianirudh94 - 7/16/2014, 9:38 PM
Omg Marvel you are such a mess! You keep re-starting but then you gotta know what happened before therefore completely negating the point of re-starting! Agh such a [frick]ing disaster! This is why the New 52 worked! Old readers could still read, new readers were attracted to it cause they knew basic continuity. Bottom line, DCs killing it in comics!
MightyZeus - 7/16/2014, 9:39 PM
Not sure if i'm on board with this. I think it's honestly cool to see Sam Wilson as Captain America.
Mrsinister - 7/16/2014, 9:39 PM
Also I feel like this confirms that the Inhumans will be getting a movie very soon
DaneMendieta - 7/16/2014, 9:40 PM
Guys I have been away for some days of the site but tell me, there was a rumor that a new 52 but for marvel was coming is that truth and has somehing to do.with this or was just speculation of bleeding cool.

By the way I love the American Eagle and other new designs.

Superior Iron man? Wownthat is crazy! (crazy good)
DEATHbyEXILE - 7/16/2014, 9:40 PM
Seriously? why couldnt they make Cap asian or latino? too much change too quickly.

Nomis - 7/16/2014, 9:41 PM
@ SniktBub -I don't know if it's "entirely" for PC reasons as much as shaking things up for the publicity it will bring and sell more books because we all know eventually the long standing ESTABLISHED CHARACTERS will return.

The did something like this in the '90s with HEROES REBORN. It just more diverse this time and not an alternative universe.

And of course MARVEL will relaunch all new #1 all over again when the regular heroes come back.
MrCBM56 - 7/16/2014, 9:42 PM
Don't like the recent changes.
Jollem - 7/16/2014, 9:42 PM
@SniktBub - it seems like...a thing. i've seen comics do all kinds of things and this doesn't really surprise me. i mean, they gotta go REALLY wacky to rustle my jimmies anymore
SidTheManicorn - 7/16/2014, 9:42 PM
So now they have to chamge who the Hulk is and they have pretty much changed all of the main Avengers characters...

Weird as hell
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