Marvel NOW! AVENGERS Excerpt: 'We Have to Get Bigger'
Update 4, 10/26/12: The fifth and final script excerpt/panel peek of the week is courtesy IGN, and appears to provide some insight into as to why Jonathan Hickman's planned Marvel NOW! Avengers lineup is larger than in the past (said to be around 24 members when all is said is done). For those keeping track, the filename states that this is Page 17, Panel 5 from December's Avengers #1. Ultimately, like the rest of the Avengers previews from this week, this may raise more questions than it answers — like, who is pictured and speaking — but with five panels and five script excerpts at this point, surely there's at least some degree of conclusions that can be raised.
Here's the excerpt, accompanied by Jerome Opeña art: Panel 5 - He's unhooked himself from all the machines and such and walked to another part of the building. He stands in front of Tony's screen showing the [redacted] data that we showed at the start of the book. CAPTION
We have to get bigger.Update 3, 10/25/12: The fourth script excerpt comes from Marvel.com. This one turns the focus back on a hero instead of the villains that have occupied the last couple, though.
I think we're done talking.iFanboy.This one doesn't reveal much about The Garden, the new set of villains, aside from another name, Aleph. It is interesting that Aleph is the first letter of the alphabet in Hebrew, Arabic, and later derived from in Greek, Latin, and the current "A" in most romanized alphabets, corresponding to Ex Nihilo's Omega, the final letter of the Greek alphabet, across his chest. Ex Nihilo, meanwhile, means "out of nothing," and is interestingly usually associated with creation, not with the end of all things, as Omega would suggest. Page 6:
Panel 4 – Aleph looks over at Ex and repeats himself. Ex Nihilo puts his hand on Aleph’s shoulder, friendly — and with his other hand makes that Italian gesture, “We did soooo much drinking/stealing/whatever.”ALEPH
World Razing, Ex Nihilo.EX NIHILO
Ah, you miss the point, Aleph. Where’s your sense of romance?CBR without a new image, but does have a nice reveal within it. We noticed in the Marvel January 2013 Solicitations (check out entry #7) that there were strange quotes attached to the various Avengers and New Avengers solicitations. New Avengers #2: "It breaks hope -- it crushes what makes us decent and steals what little honor remains." --Black Swan Avengers #3: "If you want LIFE and all the good things living entails, then you'll have to earn it." --Ex Nihilo Avengers #4: "We'll have to field test our theories here. NOW." --Dr. Deeds here in the first look provided early in September, and seen on your left. Update: Now CBR has included another image of Ex Nihilo, confirming we were right in our detective work. Here he is, along with the script excerpt!
Look at it streaking across the sky.I wonder if this is how God felt at the moment creation. (tail) Go. BE. Original Story: After Marvel's unique teasers featuring artwork and corresponding script exceprts for All-New X-Men, the new Marvel NOW! book from Brian Bendis and Stuart Immonen, the publisher is launching a similar set for Avengers starting right here with Newsarama. The Marvel NOW! Avengers will be written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Jerome Opeña. The twice-monthly shipping title will serve alongside New Avengers, also by Hickman, and Uncanny Avengers written by Rick Remender, to frame the Marvel Universe post-Avengers vs. X-Men. Guardians of the Galaxy. Panel 3 - Tony, looking over at Steve -- at his BROTHER. IRON MAN
I remember everything about that day.(tail) We started something that mattered. Because of you, the world changed. (tail) I changed. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!