NEW AVENGERS Teaser 5: "I Put Friends & Family First"
Meet the NEW AVENGERS In These Teasers
Update 4, Mar 5: THE THING is a New Avenger? Well, maybe that first Heroic Age teaser image wasn't an Avengers roster reveal, but the reveal of members of the multiple teams. In that image, The Thing appeared alongside now revealed Avengers and New Avengers Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, and Captain America, and speculated Secret Avenger Beast (or could that be Gorilla Man, they're in the initial teaser.)The Thing, of course, is a member of the Fantastic Four. He has teamed up with just about everyone in the Marvel Universe since helping begin the Silver Age at Marvel in 1961. More than just a bruiser, The Thing is the utlimate "everyman." As unrelatable as being made of orange rock and being able to lift a truck over your head is, he still finds a way to relate to just about everyone. He also, it's been said, hosts a mean poker night. His inclusion on the Avengers follows the "someone-from-all-walks" mold that New Avengers has used since its first number 1, pulling in people from various teams and alliances throughout the Marvel Universe. It's not his first time on the Avengers, as he had an extremely brief run as a member of West Coast Avengers in the mid-eighties, but this looks to be his first long-term stint. His tagline, "I Put Friends and Family First" is a nice play on words to the Fantastic Four, frequently called the "first family" of Marvel. partially revealed cover to April's Siege: Fallen.] AVENGERS team by Brian Bendis and John Romita Jr., as well as the new SECRET AVENGERS (below) by Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato, both debuting as new ongoing series in May 2010. Now get ready for the... New Avengers? That's right, Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen will be re-launching New Avengers with a fresh Number 1 in June. The first character on this New Avengers team? Luke Cage. His accompanying quote says "I've Never Backed Down From A Fight." Cage of course, was recently announced as the leader of the new Thunderbolts team in May, but will be here, too. More teasers will be out all week long revealing more members. ** [Newsarama note: Be sure to click on the Secret Avengers team teaser image below and compare it to the individual teaser images from February. Eagle-eyed readers might notice from differences between them, including new boot straps and a hip pouch for one character, an apparent blast field coming from the feet of another (and a 1st look at his right hand), and a different orientation for one character than originally presented that might provide some new perspective].