Hickman & Opena’s The Avengers

Take a look at the interlocking covers for what looks like the first two issue’s of the Marvel NOW reboot/re-whatever of The Avengers by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena.  So who answers this call this go ’round? From what I can tell, it’s Captain (formerly Ms.) Marvel, maybe Cannonball, some mystery dude to the bottom right of Captain America, The Hulk, Wolverine, The Falcon (he sucks, right) The Black Widow, Thor, The Human Torch (?), Iron Man (with some badass new armor) Spider-Man, Hawkeye and Spider-Woman.  Time will tell about the series overall but this cover is still cool as hell.

Assemble
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Move Over Watchmen Babies, Marvel Babies Coming Through

SIMPSONS DID IT. Years after The Simpsons made the joke about the comics industry’s increasing need for one-off gimmicks to continue to sell books, Marvel comes bumbling along with Marvel Babies. Luckily, these are just variant covers for the upcoming Marvel NOW books, though there will be an A-Babies vs. X-Babies book. Can’t wait to pick that up! Plus, seeing as how they’ve already visited zombies, apes, noir, the dystopian future, and the Renaissance, I guess babies were due.
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(Link via Comic Book Resources)

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Marvel Comics: What’s on Tap?

Upcoming cover art for Marvel titles, including AvX, AvX Consequences, Winter Solider, Dark Avengers, Marvel NOW, and Wolverine and the X-Men. The final issue of AvX is slated to hit in September leading into the launch of Marvel NOW in October, which isn’t a re-boot or a re-imagining or a re-launch or re-levant (ha). Marvel Heroes: Never Stop Punching Faces.

(Via Comic Book Resources)

Here’s Your Marvel NOW! Lineup

A complete rundown of creative teams on the upcoming books (courtesy of Comic Book Resources, click on thumbnails to embiggen. If you’d like to scroll through the pics, gallery style, that’s below the jump)

Uncanny Avengers – Rick Remender and John Cassaday

A+X – an anthology with each issue of the series featuring two team-up stories with a different Avenger & X-Man.

All-New X-Men – Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen.

Indestructible Hulk- Mark Waid and Leinil Yu

Captain America- Rick Remender and John Romita, Jr.

Iron Man – Kieron Gillen and Greg Land

Fantastic Four – Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley

FF – Mike Allred and Matt Fraction

X-Men Legacy – Si Spurrior and Tan Eng Huat

Deadpool -Gerry Dugan, Brian Posehn and Tony Moore.

Avengers – Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña

 

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