Thursday, 11 October 2012

Marvel NOW! launches with Uncanny Avengers

Image credit: Marvel Comics
(Warning: spoilers if you haven't read Avengers Vs X-Men)

Yesterday saw the launch of the Marvel NOW! initiative with the first book in the new universe: Uncanny Avengers.

Marvel NOW! sees a change in creative teams as well as alterations to the characters themselves, such as Dan Slott's Superior Spider-Man, which will take the reigns after The Amazing Spider-Man finishes at issue 700.

Uncanny Avengers, written by Rick Remender and drawn by John Cassaday, picks up where Avengers Vs X-Men left off, with a focus on certain characters and how Charles Xavier's death has affected them. Steve Rogers is wanting to unite mutants and homo sapiens under a new team of Avengers in order to stave off some of the ill that Scott Summers caused in the wake of him becoming Dark Pheonix.

Artist Cassaday has designed characters more like their movie counterparts, with Captain America wearing a chin-strapped helmet and Thor having his own helm redesigned. It has also been revealed that Nick Fury will now look more like Samuel L. Jackson's character in the Marvel films.

Have you read Uncanny Avengers? What did you think?