The Avengers Look Like They're Going To Be Changing A Lot

The Avengers Look Like They're Going to Be Changing a Lot

It seems like Marvel Comics' flagship team will be sporting a bunch of different members in the coming months.

The Avengers Look Like They're Going to Be Changing a Lot

The teaser image above got sent out today by Marvel publicity, revealing some of the members of an all-new Avengers line-up. The new female Thor and Ms. Marvel are plain to see, obviously, but their teammates remain in silhouette.

It's a safe bet that the central figure is Falcon/Sam Wilson, who's currently Captain America. And the flying person on the lower right seems to match the design of teenage cosmic adventurer Nova, while the silhouette on the left could likely belong to Iron Man. The biggest mystery is the shadow on the upper right, sporting what could be a hood and cape. Mike Fahey thinks it might be Doctor Doom. Stranger things have happened. Or, speaking stranger things, maybe it's the Sorcerer Supreme? The guy in the middle is striking a very Spider-Man-like pose but, given the coming Secret Wars shake-up, it could either be Peter Parker or MIles Morales.

Of course, change — cosmetic and otherwise — is constant in superhero comics. If there's any tea-leaf-reading to be done here, this teaser seems to point at Marvel spotlighting the newer members of its various character families instead of the "classic" versions of Thor, Captain America, et al. We'll see just how All-New and All-Different the Marvel Universe will look in a couple of months.


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    Could be Wiccan in the top right, he becomes sorcerer supreme in a future xmen story

    Wouldn't Dr. Strange be kind of overkill? It'd be like a fighting team consisting of Bruce Lee and 4 toddlers.

    Who's the green hands and the shadow of a head on the ground?

      The shadow head looks like it could belong to a Sentinel however unlikely...

    Now that Falcon is Capt America, maybe he should change his name to American Eagle?

      Kinda defeats the purpose of him being the new Captain America if he's not called Captain America.

    Front and centre, im thinking maybe not spidey. Looks like he's in baggy pants, although that could just be me.

    The bottom middle character isn't Spidey (Peter or otherwise) given the boots. Maybe the new Nomad (Sam Cap's sidekick)?

    And top left could also be Rescue, since Iron Man is currently in "evil douche" mode post-Axis.

    Also note this is just a one-shot for Free Comic Book Day. It's also being released right in the middle of the Secret Wars event, in which the majority of Marvel's books are on hiatus (supposedly cancelled, but I don't believe that for a second) to make way for a bunch of books set in alternate realities featuring some of Marvel's big past events, eg Civil War, Age of Apocalypse, House of M, etc.

    Once Secret Wars is over and things are back to (mostly) normal there'll likely be another new Avengers series with another new roster change.

    EDIT: okay, per the press release this will be the Avengers team post-Secret Wars.

    "It’s your first taste of the all-new Marvel Universe as a blockbuster top secret Avengers creative team sets out on a new adventure that will have fans begging for more! Who will be Earth’s Mightiest Heroes when the dust settles from Secret Wars? Find out here!"

    Which pretty much confirms that Secret Wars is just an event (just like Age of Apocalypse was) and not a reboot.

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    Cloak & cowl is most likely Moon Knight but from the pose it would more likely be Dr Strange or another magic user. Strange being the obvious since he has a film coming out.

    Centre front would be Ant-Man as well, because of movie.

    Oh great, they got the new Ms. Marvel! I'm already sold on this. She's been a delight to read so far.

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