Heroic Age

Marvel: The Heroic Age

Marvel Begins Exciting New Direction in May 2010

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Marvel Comics is proud to announce The Heroic Age, the dawn of an exciting new era of heroism in the Marvel Universe! Beginning in May 2010 with the release of AVENGERS #1, The Heroic Age ushers in a brighter Marvel Universe and a bold new era for the world's greatest super heroes as they emerge from darkness with a renewed sense of hope and optimism, leading to the formation of all new teams with new members...and brand new characters! Titles branded with the Heroic Age banner offer a perfect jumping on point for readers new and old alike, as the top comic book creators in the world deliver a Marvel Universe like you've never seen before!

Over the past few years, the Marvel Universe and its citizens have found themselves living in a dark age of despair. Beginning with the disbanding of the Avengers, the heroes of the Marvel Universe have been caught in a demoralizing downward spiral that has included the genocide of the mutant population, a divisive civil war between heroes, the assassination of Captain America, a worldwide subversive alien infiltration and invasion, and the media-fueled and publicly-supported ascension of the Green Goblin's civilian identity, Norman Osborn, to power and control of the United States. Now, the heroes have united once again, stronger than ever and are prepared to face the dangers that lie ahead.

"Our heroes have experienced some of their greatest trials and tribulations recently, but now there's going to be a renewed hope among their ranks," said Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer & Editor-in-Chief Marvel Entertainment LLC. "As our heroes emerge from the darkness, the Marvel Universe is going to be a more optimistic place than we've seen in a quite awhile. But that doesn't mean we're making things easy for our characters!"

From the tone of the storylines, to the stunning new artistic look, The Heroic Age ushers in a dramatic new vision of the Marvel Universe. Marvel's most elite characters will be at the center of The Heroic Age, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and more!

David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales & Circulation, Marvel Entertainment LLC. added "We've been working out the details of THE HEROIC AGE for about a year now. The plan is to give old and new fans alike the perfect place to jump into the Marvel Universe without feeling like they've missed out on anything that's come before. If there's a Heroic Age banner on one of the books, we're serious when we say 'the Marvel Universe Starts Here!"

A new Age of Heroes dawns this May as THE HEROIC AGE begins and changes the face of comics as you know them! Join Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, John Romita Jr, and more of the industry's hottest creators as they bring a bold new era for the world's greatest super heroes, with a stunning new look for the Marvel Universe!

 

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Auston229
Auston229

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Martian-Man
Martian-Man

Glad to see them going back to basics, Dark Avengers wasn't working time to get some old school writers back into the game[quote@ebellavita77 To all you idiots out there who think Bucky Barnes will be Hawkeye need to read Captain America #602, that will put this lame discussion over his arm to rest.[/quote] So it was just internet rumors?

kodiak
kodiak

Here is the word from Marvel as of the day this was announced:USA TodayMarvel superheroes are leaving the dark side.After seven years of grim and grimmer story lines, including a superhero "civil war" that pitted Iron Man against Spider-Man and the death of Captain America, Marvel Comics will usher in a more optimistic "Heroic Age" approach in May."Heroes will be heroes again," says Marvel editor in chief Joe Quesada. "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." All this would be of interest only to comic fans except it comes just months after Disney purchased Marvel for $4 billion. Quesada says that Marvel's return to "good guys" was in the works for two years, was finalized eight months ago and that the Disney takeover had no role. "There is no sanitizing of the Marvel books at all," he says, promising stories will remain "edgy" and contemporary. "Our philosophy here is to just keep telling good stories."by David Colton

wonderkogs
wonderkogs

Does anyone else think it's not a coincidence that right after Disney officially buys Marvel, they announce this new upbeat, sunny direction. I'm not complaining I'm just saying.

BlackSamurai
BlackSamurai

Yeah, but that would make all Cap spin-offs effectively heroes, and somebody's gotta be the evil doppelganger, non? To me that's just one too many Caps if they bring him onto the 'side of angels.'

silentprocess
silentprocess

Don't forget about the 1950's Captain America, he may play a role in things to come. I would honestly like to see this character used and developed, it could be a very good redemption story.

BlackSamurai
BlackSamurai

[quote@CaptainFuryAgent ...Don't kill off the USAgent in SIEGE. He's already been "killed" once....he has survived this long, let the antihero remain. It would be an interesting scenario to see him interact with Bucky...[/quote] Funny you mentioned him being killed in Seige, 'cause some time back I mentioned this three squad idea, with a Cap-like character on each. It accounted for Bucky not wanting to be known as the Winter Soldier if he was to relinquish the Cap title by becoming USAgent - and it hinged on USAgent dying; HOWEVER, it also outlined that he should be raised up as a spirit like character by Thor afterward, to serve on an Avengers squad that would be more tasked with protection from the mystical, mythic, etc. The major flaws with that (besides it sounding fanficish and me not having a Marvel planning session 'in', obviously) are that a) another company has a ghostlike character draped in a flag, referred to as the American Spirit, b) there's been too little interaction with Thor and Walker to honestly say he's have reason to honor him (it would homage the MC2 story where Cap fell and Thor lit him up as star afterward, though) unless he was doing it wholesale for a slew of fallen heroes due to SIEGE, and c) Bucky and Walker have had no interaction to say he'd be becoming USAgent to honor him, as he did Steve. It'd almost be a step down, but such an identity as USAgent sure would fit his gun-totting character like a glove.Additional fits for that roster would be a returned Wasp (as a mini Valkyrie, maybe), Bill Foster (what Thor-clone Ragnarok has done, let Thor undo, plus it would fit for him to be a frost-giant to be set apart from other - and often Pym particle specific - giant characters, like Atlas is/was) and Doctor Voodoo (who I think should've gotten the chance to be known in his new role better before being rushed into a series, and now tainted to not get one back). The rosters would spread the Cap (Steve, John, Bucky) characters across each squad, as well as a mystic (Strange, Drumm, Wanda), a brain (Pym, Foster, Stark) and even gods (Herc, Thor, Ares). Wanda might do better with Thor though, if with USAgent there, Quicksilver has been alongside him in Mighty comfortably enough. He'd want to be finally at her side and they'd both get a shot at Loki in such a capacity. Not to mention, a speedster would fit as a messenger of some pantheon, which Thor's squad would be akin to. A bigger event with Chthon might serve as a comeback for Wanda, and for a big bad out there all this time, he sure gets little presence. The Mighty A arc touching on him should spin into something more, serve to take some blame off Wanda, and fit as her official reintroduction.

CaptainFuryAgent
CaptainFuryAgent

First of all, as a Captain America fan/collector since 1988, I am DEEPLY distressed to see this potential replacement. We only need one, and it has got to be Steve Rogers! Bucky is good but a much more dark character. Why not give him his own identity? He olny assumed the shield as a way to honor Steve Rogers. He doesn't want the mantle. Even if Rogers is running SHIELD, he is the only fit here!!Don't kill off the USAgent in SIEGE. He's already been "killed" once....he has survived this long, let the antihero remain. It would be an interesting scenario to see him interact with Bucky. He's gotta be jealous.The other thing is, Bucky is not nearly the fighter that Steve is. There are some alternate theories I have, some not new: 1)Like people are saying, that is Cap. Previous iterations of the heroic age promo have the oldskool Cap look. 2)Bucky will run it for awhile, but Cap will have to take over. Could this be because of the catastrophic foreshadow in Cap:Reborn #6?!?! 3)Bucky serves here while Cap runs SHIELD. I still think, though, that Bucky should have his own I.D.--what about "American Soldier"?!?! With a similar costume but not as Cap-like?!I am 100% for STEVE ROGERS remaining as the unique Captain America. NO ONE is more heroic than him. :cap:

BlackSamurai
BlackSamurai

Well said, but I think we are meandering between young 'uns who don't fully understand that the pic was never supposed to be an Avengers specific pic, and others who are just riling others up and/or poking fun at how this became such a huge discussion off of a collage of a few key and recognizable MU titles, and a metal sheath in Hawkeye's outfit design.Either way, I like one point made here about what the Avengers should be coming out of DR. The canceling of the titles is mostly a technicality as the new age could be marked with new numbering (whether a milestone 600, 700, what have you, or new number 1s with different adjectives) so expect more than one title. If there is going to be cohesion maintained between the multiple titles coming out of this, it would do well to release each one week after the other. Now I had my own thoughts on where Marvel have a chance to go with the reuniting of the Big Three, but it amounts to the same that the huge roster that can be called on doesn't have to be done away with. One Avengers team, overall technically, but at least 3 different units for whatever different situations or locations. The Initiative made a good point in that not only NY needs protection. My thoughts were that Thor, Iron Man and Cap should each lead a unit, but with speculation being that it's Steve's turn to lead SHIELD or something like it [particularly instead of just reverting everything back, and just reinstating Fury], either his unit gets a distinction as a main unit under him, the director, with a field leader separate from him, possibly Bucky, but more deservedly in the current MU atmosphere probably Pym, or he's over everything and others are each field commanders reporting to him. More about Pym is that Bucky's been making a good Cap, and I wouldn't feel slighted if he remained Cap with Steve stepping up to head a protectorate, but he's a newbie to the present day hero role and everyone assumes that him being Cap also automatically qualifies him to lead the Avengers. Yes, he could, but I say let him bask in just being 'the new Cap' for a while longer and let Pym retain leadership of a group. If they all answer to Steve on top of that, then we have three of the founders leading the Avengers squads: Thor, Stark and Pym. I also think it's about time Thor reveals that Wasp/Janet isn't actually dead but shunted somewhere and we get her back. Hawkeye/Barton should hop on over with Songbird [Mach and Fixer too] and reclaim the Thunderbolts name, and keep the structure reporting to the director of the security force SHIELD and HAMMER structured, i.e. they would report to Steve (all this depending on Steve answering the call to head the force) with Nick being his adviser but continuing to have his main focus be spy games. [Heck we could solve the myriad Cap knock-offs problem by making it a positional requirement... Bucky and Walker functioning as Steve's right and left 'arms' if it is that he has a position of office]

Saqism
Saqism

!!Warning!! !!Joke!!The perfect chance to make Deadpool an Avenger!

dcinti
dcinti

Sounds like the time to jump on the Avengers wagon. I have always been a fan of Hawkeye, so maybe this will be a good thing. I don't know about Ben Grimm joining in this though. What would happen with the FF?

jeffburke79
jeffburke79

i have a great idea. let's create a team of heroes picked from these boards. the only problem is that they will fail miserably, cuz they make dumb assumptions about everything and do not think first. it's just an image of some of marvel's greatest heroes, nothing else.

ecpunk109
ecpunk109

Did you ever think that maybe Bucky is giving Steve the new outfit? Maybe Bucky dies and Steve wears it to pay tribute.

boscoe
boscoe

[quote@ebellavita77 Thunderbolts will continue, as per Jeff. I'm sure we will see the return of Songbird, as she has always been the key character in that book. Oh and personally loved the conspiracies, it has keep me a follower since New Avengers was released. Definitely better then the same old, same old, makes for stories with more depth.[/quote] I agree, I don't want to see the Avenger regress back to the classic old-fashioned Avengers. It is so boring to see the same types of character together in a book. It's like reading about a country club or something. I like the motley crew of the New Avengers. Change Ronin back to Hawkeye, I agree that would be better, and put in the big three, but otherwise, I don't see why anything should change as far as team roster.

ebellavita77
ebellavita77

Thunderbolts will continue, as per Jeff. I'm sure we will see the return of Songbird, as she has always been the key character in that book. Oh and personally loved the conspiracies, it has keep me a follower since New Avengers was released. Definitely better then the same old, same old, makes for stories with more depth.

Dontap
Dontap

I am getting confused with these posts. As far as I can tell they are going the re-boot the "heros" as per Heroes Reborn. I am guessing the end of Siege leads to the defeat of Osborn and his cohorts and the heroes are now introduced as the new "Good Guys".From what I read and the associated picture, this is not the new Avengers team. All that has been confirmed is Captain America, Thor and Iron Man will be in the Avengers and they will be joined by some other "classic" Avengers. I assume their solo books will be re-launched. Gorilla Man was in the Poster for Agents of Atlas, which has been a pretty awesome comic.Spiderman will be revamp (Don't read it so I don't know what is going on)Hawkeye potentially will get his own title or maybe Marvel will re-launch the West Coast Avengers (I am assuming Thunderbolts is gone, which is a shame)Black Widow is going to have her own book.Ben Grimm is there for the relaunched Fantastic Four, which currently absolutely sucks.I am not sure what they will do with the Beast. He might be there for the revamp of the X-Men. I kind of hope he gets his own series, because the X-Men is getting completely over-exposed.As for the Avengers, I hope they bring back the original Vision and Scarlet Witch (about time), maybe the She-Hulk, as Fall of the Hulks may be over by then. Knowing Marvel they will put the Black Widow in any comic book they can. I hope Hank Pym does not come back as they have done some interesting things with his character lately. I really hope they give up on Sentry, with some luck he will be the character that gets killed. Marvel has made a real mess of this character. I also can't see Marvel throwing away all th characters they created in the Avengers Initiative.I just hope that it will be Heroes vs. Villians for a while not all this conspiracy crap we have had for the past few years, it has got really old. Marvel is lousy with continuity, they seem incapable of issuing the cross-over issues in any kind of order that makes sense. It is just no fun reading a storyline out of sequence.

ebellavita77
ebellavita77

To all you idiots out there who think Bucky Barnes will be Hawkeye need to read Captain America #602, that will put this lame discussion over his arm to rest.

boscoe
boscoe

I stopped collecting Uncanny X-Men and any other X-Men titles years ago b/c I was tired of the line up changes all the time. However, now I am collecting it again because I like how Mutopia is being done. All the mutants are together filling roles they are best at, working together like a community. This makes a lot of sense. I like how there are three or more stories going on simultaneously. It is more realistic, just like in real societies and governments, they have to deal with a number of challenges. I hope Avengers will be similar except that not everyone should be living together. Obviously Spider-man, Thor and other have their own places to live. I don't want anyone off the team. It just doesn't make sense, that there are like 40-50 Avengers, and conveniently only 6-8 of them will want to stay on and the rest will have reasons not to. I believe everyone has a role to play in protecting the earth. If something is going down in the city, Cap can call on people who know the city well like Spidey, Cage, Wolverine, Daredevil, Black Widow, even Moon Knight. Throw in a flyer that lives full time in NYC like Ms. Marvel and you not only have an Avengers team you have the best Avengers team this the current crisis. If a giant planet eating god shows up, you have Iron Man, Thor, Sentry Hercules, and the Hulk cutting loose. It never made sense that Thor fought battles with cities because he would cause more damage then the villains! In addition, I don't believe that some people don't fit as an Avenger. Everyone has something to contribute. Whether it be bravery, loyalty, humor, pragmatism, innovation, or magic.

wmostrey
wmostrey

[quote@taylorcurtis CANT WAIT I ALREADY HAVE ALL 3 AVENGER TITLES ON MY PROSCRIPTION!!!!![/quote] Which 3 exactly? There's New A, Mighty A, Dark A and The Initivative. Although I suppose The Initiative is the one you're not subscribed to :)

taylorcurtis
taylorcurtis

CANT WAIT I ALREADY HAVE ALL 3 AVENGER TITLES ON MY PROSCRIPTION!!!!!

mrpatrickcunningham
mrpatrickcunningham

I think that bring back the age of heroes also calls for one more throwback. The "team lineup" block in the corner. I loved that as a kid and that needs to come back. You never know who is in a book these days. Bring it back. DO YOU HEAR THAT MARVEL.COM guys who are located right down the hall from Jow Quesada and Dan Buckley? Walk down there and tell them that this NEEDS to happen.

Bo-Man
Bo-Man

I like some of the line-up. I think Captain America is Steve in Bucky's new Cap Costume, which i don't mind. I like seeing Captain America, Iron-Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Hawkeye (one of my favorate Marvel Heroes), The Beast, and The Thing on Avengers, but not really liking BlacK Widow and Gorilla Man as an Avenger. I like one of the previous post about Wolverine not being on there. I liked the talk between Wolverine and Spidey. I would have liked to have seen The Falcon, Vision, Hank Pym, Ms. Marvel, and Spider-Woman on the team.

KING_OF_MARVEL__NAMOR
KING_OF_MARVEL__NAMOR

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE DARK AVENGERS MOVE FORWARD WITH STEVE ROGERS TAKING THE ROLE OF NORMAN. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE STEVE WIP THE TEAM AND OTHER VILLANS INTO HEROES. REHABILITATION OF VILLIANS INTO HEROES IS WHAT AVENGERS IN THE PAST WAS. HAWKEYE, AND SCARLET WITCH WERE VILLANS. JUST LIKE CAP SMACKED WOLVERINE AROUND WHEN HE GOT OUT OF LINE, ID LIKE TO SEE HIM TO DO THE SAME FOR BULLSEYE OR VENOM AND BE A ROLE MODEL FOR SENTRY.BUT SPEAKIN OF THE SENTRY " VOID", NOW. I HAVE A FEELING HES GOING TO KILL MANY HEROES DURING SIEGE. IF NOT THEM ALL. SO WE WILL BE FORCED TO A NEW UNIVERSE. MAYBE, SOUNDS COOL ANYWAY. WELL ITS WHAT I WOULD WRIGHT ANYWAY. ON ANOTHER NOTE WERE THE H IS THE SCARLET WITCH. AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT THINKS LOKIE HAS HER HIDDEN AWAY , ITS FISHIE THAT LOKIES A CHICK NOW, ITS ALSO FISHIE THE THE SENTRY HAS A LOT IN COMMON WITH SCARLET WITCH. ONLY SENTRYS A DUDE. SO I THINK LOKIE TURNED THE WITCH INTO A DUDE, THE SENTRY BUT IN DOING SO TURNED HIMSELF INTO A CHICK. WOOO I KNOW SOUNDS COOL

ponymaster
ponymaster

i love the superheros and comics

torqxxx
torqxxx

Ok let me be the first to say that this may be one of marvels faux pics just to throw us off, if it is calm down but if it isnt im gonna be happy with the roster changes,. i mean the major WTF moment is hawkeyes arm, just think about it in WWWTS, niether bucky or steve wanted the sheild so who will be an awsome new cap, Clint hands down, and where would you stick bucky, in hawkeyes suit as we see, And Come On i wanna see how steve runs S.H.E.I.L.D. and they bettter not try and to replace tony as iron man, i mean who else can live up to the one and only GOLDEN AVENGER.

wmostrey
wmostrey

[quote@Jkennedy888 I really liked the idea of Wolverine being on a team with Spiderman. I mean c'mon the two are comedic gold. Now Im going to have to sit back and miss the likes of Luke Cage and Danny Rand hanging out with Logan and generally kicking !$*!$ together. Some may say that this new era of Marvel's characters is brighter and less dark. They however do this while they take a giant crap on the characters that still held the torch while it was the darkest. Boo[/quote] Exactly, I wonder what they'll do with Deadpool, Wolverine, Punisher and Hulk.

wmostrey
wmostrey

[quote@Razwolve What willl happen wth Steve Rogers???Where is Ms. Marvel, Spiderwoman, Luke cage, and the others???[/quote] And Hulk! Five pages of comments and not one mention of the not-so-happy-golden-heroic Hulk :/ I'm really curious what they're going to do with him (and his extended family).

Jkennedy888
Jkennedy888

I really liked the idea of Wolverine being on a team with Spiderman. I mean c'mon the two are comedic gold. Now Im going to have to sit back and miss the likes of Luke Cage and Danny Rand hanging out with Logan and generally kicking arse together. Some may say that this new era of Marvel's characters is brighter and less dark. They however do this while they take a giant crap on the characters that still held the torch while it was the darkest. Boo

ageightyeight
ageightyeight

So if people think Clint isn't Hawkeye, maybe Tony Stark isn't Iron Man and maybe Peter Parker isn't Spiderman and oh, wait maybe Don Blake isn't really Thor. Just saying...

jameshowlettx
jameshowlettx

cap's eyes are blue so maybe it is steve not bucky!

Gwion
Gwion

[quote@r3ckl3sson I'm all for Clint back to being Hawkeye, but that left arm is still bugging me. Hopefully it's just a red herring; we've been fooled before (green eyes!) Also, "Bucky Cap" doesn't have a gun...[/quote] Why can't anyone else notice that Hawkeye's fingers are fleshy on his left arm? The "metal" is simply there to protect his arm from any recoil from the bow. And Cap's gun might simply not be holding his gun, it might be in it's holster.

r3ckl3sson
r3ckl3sson

I'm all for Clint back to being Hawkeye, but that left arm is still bugging me. Hopefully it's just a red herring; we've been fooled before (green eyes!) Also, "Bucky Cap" doesn't have a gun...

wbgeek
wbgeek

This could be very good news or it could mean as little as the rest of these summer blockbusters have. There are characters and even teams that need to be dark to work, but the Avengers are not among them. While it was interesting for a little bit for the Avengers to be outlaws it has gotten old. All of the heroes effectively becoming criminals because of dark reign might have been interesting if the New Avengers hadn't already been outlaws for years. (real time) So if this Heroic Age lets the Avengers be the heroes they should be again I'm all for it. Also, there is no doubt in my mind that Clint will be Hawkeye again. I have enjoyed his run as Ronin, but Marve has repeatedly given him opportunities to pick up the bow and arrow again. So I'm willing to bet that he will resume his rightful role before long. :hawkeye:

heikks86
heikks86

[quote@X-man96 [quote@Jedimasterlee Uggg.....Disney is taking over. I bet Emma Frost will be wearing a big white coat and white dress that goes past her knees from here on out.[/quote] HA! I could see them doing that! I actually wondered if this had something to do with the disney ownership...[/quote] according to this article Joe Q said The Heroic Age was finalized before the Disney purchase[url]http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2010-01-27-marvel27_ST_N.htm[/url]

Hanakao
Hanakao plus member

While it's imperative to have a response to the darkness and confusion in our own world in comicdom, I think it's been all-too-easy to be caught in a downward spiral of hopelessness in our literature as well as our lives. We need things like the Heroic Age, attempts to be great and bring something shining back, as a counterbalance. I think it helps us to be better balanced readers, and thus people, and, with enough trickledown, maybe a better world. But maybe I'm just being a hopeless romantic. =p Definitely excited to see what's going to happen next!

X-Man1917
X-Man1917

[quote@Jedimasterlee Uggg.....Disney is taking over. I bet Emma Frost will be wearing a big white coat and white dress that goes past her knees from here on out.[/quote] HA! I could see them doing that! I actually wondered if this had something to do with the disney ownership...

X-Man1917
X-Man1917

This could be amazing. This could be the thing that gets me reading marvel again. This could make up for the past few years, when every story arc involved an epic battle.Or, it could be another phase. It could turn every marvel series into a "Marvel Age" kid's series. Fingers crossed...And it'd be epically amazing if Bucky became Hawkeye and Hawkeye became cap. or maybe they'll throw steve back into the mix and kick clint out. we shall see...

avengers500
avengers500

When it comes to superhero stories some should be lighter, some darker, and others somewhere in between. Example of a book that should be lighter, Spider-manExample of a book that should be darker, Ghost Riderand a book some where in between, the AvengersThe reason I say the Avengers are somewhere in between is that the varied characters on the team and their individual personalities, should be reflected in the book.This variation in stories is what the Marvel U should be all about, and also what I hope The Heroic Age is about

GundamAce
GundamAce

i like where this is going, maybe bucky has his own avengers and steve has his.

ageightyeight
ageightyeight

:hawkeye: How long have we all been reading "Marvel Comics"? How long have we watched "Marvel" market "their"comic books?I believe we all should realize by now that this is a "teaser" image that may give a sampling of characters that will be initially highlighted in various projects.Marvel continues to market their books brilliantly. Whether you like the direction the creative teams take on our favorite characters we keep coming back for more. Why? Simply put we like the characters and they engage the reader.This image of the Heroic Age looks stellar!

Jedimasterlee
Jedimasterlee

Uggg.....Disney is taking over. I bet Emma Frost will be wearing a big white coat and white dress that goes past her knees from here on out.

Gwion
Gwion

2 Avengers teams, I don't want a void anymore I'd like Pym having the international Avengers and then Cap,Thor and Iron Man having the Avengers that are American/huge danger task force. That's what I'd love instead of someone being killed.And I don't get why people think it's Bucky in the Hawkeye costume, the guy has never shown any experience with a bow and you can clearly see the fleshy finger tips on his right arm. One thing I'm amazed about though is the lack of Nick Fury or Steve, no S.H.I.E.L.D? or is Beast there to represent S.W.O.R.D as the big name now? Just a thought....

BlackSamurai
BlackSamurai

This, as many others have said but I was so surprised at how many still thought it would be, is not an Avengers line up. Half the fun, tradition, torture, etc. is in letting it come about in the story (or by controlled leaks) not just given months in advance. This is merely a marker ad for the Heroic Age, as it says, with an article that just happens to be announcing some reshaping in the Avengers.Hawkeye is Clint is Hawkeye... who seriously thinks there's even a consideration or any sense in making the ex-sidekick of Cap A become Hawkeye? The left arm thing is merely supposed to be the cool new look, and in it functionality was considered in the design i.e. the arm guard is string protection beside any talk that he's that good not to need it. It is not meant to be a robotic arm.This art work is also just a 'collage' of separate pieces of artwork, old and new, that has been across the MU, with people we can identify immediately or are hallmarks of something that needed some publicity. So onto the actual things being announced...Heroic Age, good idea, but let's hope it doesn't mark everything. A lot of people had right to complain or be concerned that just everything was dark, and yes the company needed to look outside of the dark, but it still has a major place. Here's to hoping there'll be a good dose of brightness and dark for everyone's tastes. I'm confident there will be though, because as they said, those carrying the banner will get the treatment of the HA, so there's plenty room to just let all else work with what works for them; some titles just thrive in the dark. That being said, Avengers were made to be the heroes of heroes for the MU, so them not being underdogs to a criminal empire is at least in order.

ebellavita77
ebellavita77

It will most likely be transferred to the new "Avengers" title, but the sub company should ask you before, they have always done so with me.

GreenGoblin28
GreenGoblin28

[quote@ebellavita77 Dark, Mighty, The Initiative and New Avengers will all have their final episodes in April. Curious to see what some of the new team books will bring.[/quote] This really is a downer since I just subscribed to New Avengers about a week ago.What will they do with my subscription then? Do they transfer it to the brand new Avengers title? Or do they just randomly pick any title I have not subscribed to and sign me up to one of those?

ebellavita77
ebellavita77

Dark, Mighty, The Initiative and New Avengers will all have their final episodes in April. Curious to see what some of the new team books will bring.

GreenGoblin28
GreenGoblin28

My only question is does this mean that the New Avengers title is coming to a close once this comes out?Or is this just going to be a new title to subscribe to?1. Mighty Avengers2. New Avengers3. Avengers (May 2010 release)So 3 Avengers titles in the subscription lineup?And if I'm correct all of them have different members involved with the team.Would it not make sense for Marvel to cancel Mighty and New Avengers and just stick with the one coming out in 2010?I'm a big Jessica Drew fan and her not being in this new squad just sucks.