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HOOKS
03-08-2010, 08:40 AM
By Christos Gage and Mike McKone.

http://comicbookresources.com/assets/phpThumb/phpThumb.php?src=/assets/images/articles/1268068069.jpg&w=300

Ray G.
03-08-2010, 08:41 AM
Meh first choice, but really excited for this book.

panco
03-08-2010, 08:41 AM
Yay !

Rich was right btw since he called it a looong time ago.

Cth
03-08-2010, 08:43 AM
Someone's bound to photoshop that logo into "I am in Alcoholics Anonymous" and put Stark and Carol on said team.

HOOKS
03-08-2010, 08:43 AM
Hank Pym should get paralyzed, shave his head, and be the star of this book.

hamgravy
03-08-2010, 08:48 AM
Excited for Gage, but, regarding the character, does her nose and forehead unravel as well?

Leaving floating hair, eyes, and mouth?

Cth
03-08-2010, 08:50 AM
"There's no need to fear... Black TP is here!"

panco
03-08-2010, 08:52 AM
"There's no need to fear... Black TP is here!"

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand now you ruined this character I met 5 minutes ago for like FOREVER.
;-).

Matt Jay
03-08-2010, 09:01 AM
Has she been in anything before?

panco
03-08-2010, 09:02 AM
Has she been in anything before?

She was an agent of "F.L.U.S.H." iirc.

HOOKS
03-08-2010, 09:03 AM
Has she been in anything before?

http://marvel.com/universe/Veil

Probably not the same one, but we'll see.

hamgravy
03-08-2010, 09:04 AM
She was an agent of "F.L.U.S.H." iirc.

She's pretty powerful - faced down Galacturd.

Evan the Shaggy
03-08-2010, 09:05 AM
That is one heck of an obscure character.

THWIP!
03-08-2010, 09:07 AM
Who is that?

Spidey616
03-08-2010, 09:12 AM
Definite checking this out :)

SidekicksRevenge
03-08-2010, 09:17 AM
When most of the BenBo doesn't know your character, perhaps it wasn't the best choice for hyping your new book. I'm all for putting the obscure characters out there...but if you're going to hype something, then bring something Joe Newsarama will get excited about.

RoShambo
03-08-2010, 09:17 AM
This book is going to be like the Initiative, introducing new characters that are training to be Avengers, right?

panco
03-08-2010, 09:19 AM
When most of the BenBo doesn't know your character, perhaps it wasn't the best choice for hyping your new book. I'm all for putting the obscure characters out there...but if you're going to hype something, then bring something Joe Newsarama will get excited about.

Joe Newsarama hates comics, life and women that succeed. It's a well known fact.

Ryan F
03-08-2010, 09:19 AM
When most of the BenBo doesn't know your character, perhaps it wasn't the best choice for hyping your new book. I'm all for putting the obscure characters out there...but if you're going to hype something, then bring something Joe Newsarama will get excited about.

Maybe this is the biggest character on the team. ;)

I like the idea of taking a group of unknowns and running with them, but it may not be the best plan sales-wise.

Foolish Mortal
03-08-2010, 09:24 AM
This book is going to be like the Initiative, introducing new characters that are training to be Avengers, right?

Yeah I would assume this book is going to be about new faces, not already established ones.

ZombieSpeedball
03-08-2010, 09:29 AM
Is Slapstick gonna be in it?

Because he goddamn better be.

Dylan
03-08-2010, 09:38 AM
Yeah I would assume this book is going to be about new faces, not already established ones.

I doubt it will be all new faces. There are too many established characters in the Initiative who'd be orphaned by that. I'm betting it will be a mix of old and new.

SidekicksRevenge
03-08-2010, 09:40 AM
Maybe this is the biggest character on the team. ;)

I like the idea of taking a group of unknowns and running with them, but it may not be the best plan sales-wise.

Again, I like taking unknowns and new characters and building a team. And I like putting the name "Avengers" on it while it's a hot property to try and boost the profile of these newbies and cast-offs. But I don't like hyping them the same way the well-established new and adjectiveless Avenger titles were hyped.

Master Jack Rabbitt
03-08-2010, 09:43 AM
Awesome creative team. :rock:

Foolish Mortal
03-08-2010, 09:50 AM
I doubt it will be all new faces. There are too many established characters in the Initiative who'd be orphaned by that. I'm betting it will be a mix of old and new.
Yeah I'm sure there will be returning characters, but I would expect a lot of new faces too.


Again, I like taking unknowns and new characters and building a team. And I like putting the name "Avengers" on it while it's a hot property to try and boost the profile of these newbies and cast-offs. But I don't like hyping them the same way the well-established new and adjectiveless Avenger titles were hyped.
Why shouldn't they hype it?

SidekicksRevenge
03-08-2010, 10:00 AM
Not saying they shouldn't hype it. I'm saying that you can't tease us with the characters if we don't give a crap about the characters. Showing us a picture just gives us a chance to make a bunch of crappy jokes about what the character looks like.

Hype it in a way that makes me want to buy the book if the creative team doesn't matter to me. (For the record, it totally does.)

Kedd
03-08-2010, 10:13 AM
Avengers-maybe
New Avengers-Yes
Secret Avengers-Probably
Avengers Academy-Not so sure.

Foolish Mortal
03-08-2010, 10:15 AM
Not saying they shouldn't hype it. I'm saying that you can't tease us with the characters if we don't give a crap about the characters. Showing us a picture just gives us a chance to make a bunch of crappy jokes about what the character looks like.

Hype it in a way that makes me want to buy the book if the creative team doesn't matter to me. (For the record, it totally does.)
I would assume the point of showing you new characters is to get you intrigued and wanting to know who these people are.

Cth
03-08-2010, 10:24 AM
"Call me John Wayne, cause I don't take no crap off anybody.."

Sarcoidosis
03-08-2010, 10:35 AM
I doubt it will be all new faces. There are too many established characters in the Initiative who'd be orphaned by that. I'm betting it will be a mix of old and new.
I feel the same way. Marvel has created a lot of interesting new characters in the last decade, but they keep getting sidelined or killed off to make way for even newer characters, which means a lot of them just end up in limbo.

SidekicksRevenge
03-08-2010, 10:56 AM
I would assume the point of showing you new characters is to get you intrigued and wanting to know who these people are.

Does that seem to be working? I'm seeing less interest and more TP jokes.

I just don't think that this campaign fits this book. Then again, Marvel's been in the money-making business far longer than I have.

IPeacock
03-08-2010, 10:57 AM
She was an agent of "F.L.U.S.H." iirc.
Thanks I just spit up soda on my tie and computer

Albert
03-08-2010, 11:01 AM
So there's no new Dan Slott Avengers book? :(

bartleby
03-09-2010, 05:23 AM
@Christosgage: Just to clear up some confusion, Veil from the Avengers Academy teaser is a brand new character.

Howlett
03-09-2010, 05:27 AM
So there's no new Dan Slott Avengers book? :(

Fortunately for you, I believe Tom Breevoort hinted that there might be in the coming months.

bartleby
03-09-2010, 05:31 AM
I'd be happy with Dan Slott just focusing solely on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Or maybe another go-round with SHE-HULK.

Greygor
03-09-2010, 05:33 AM
In a Title called Avengers Academy I would expect a regular roster change of new characters. There's enough other Avenger's titles for the regular cast.

Howlett
03-09-2010, 05:34 AM
I'd be happy with Dan Slott just focusing solely on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Or maybe another go-round with SHE-HULK.

I second having him back on She-Hulk.

WhindamPryce
03-09-2010, 05:38 AM
I'd be happy with Dan Slott just focusing solely on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Or maybe another go-round with SHE-HULK.


I second having him back on She-Hulk.

Agreed. MA seemed to have been a big misstep for him whereas his previous work (ASM, She Hulk, A:Initiative) had always been pretty damn solid.

Greygor
03-09-2010, 05:40 AM
Agreed. MA seemed to have been a big misstep for him whereas his previous work (ASM, She Hulk, A:Initiative) had always been pretty damn solid.

The last issue, to me, was atrocious, but I'm not sure if it was the writing or the abysmal art, even way in combination it was not enjoyable. At least with Ultimatum I had pretty pictures to look at.

SidekicksRevenge
03-09-2010, 05:41 AM
Agreed. MA seemed to have been a big misstep for him whereas his previous work (ASM, She Hulk, A:Initiative) had always been pretty damn solid.

I'm with the hordes of internet fanboys who hated the last issue of MA, but I've loved his run outside of that issue.

Foolish Mortal
03-09-2010, 05:48 AM
Does that seem to be working? I'm seeing less interest and more TP jokes.
This is the internet. And more specifically, this is the Bendis Board. :D

SidekicksRevenge
03-09-2010, 06:08 AM
This is the internet. And more specifically, this is the Bendis Board. :D

The internet is who this campaign is being brought to. I haven't seen these promos on the back page of my actual comics (not yet, anyway). And yes, this is the Bendis Board...where the tone is usually far more respectful than any other comic-centric nook of the 'webs I've come upon.

Foolish Mortal
03-09-2010, 06:18 AM
The internet is who this campaign is being brought to. I haven't seen these promos on the back page of my actual comics (not yet, anyway). And yes, this is the Bendis Board...where the tone is usually far more respectful than any other comic-centric nook of the 'webs I've come upon.
Yes, and we saw pages and pages of people bitching about the silhouetted Secret Avengers, and pages and pages of people bitching about John Romita Jr's Avengers cover.

The point being, people are going to find something to bitch at Marvel about.

Foolish Mortal
03-09-2010, 08:11 AM
http://i41.tinypic.com/fjiyvr.jpg

Dan
03-09-2010, 08:16 AM
Nice costume.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
03-09-2010, 08:17 AM
I have no idea who that is. Nice design though.

jason hissong
03-09-2010, 08:18 AM
I have no idea who that is. Nice design though.

It's Striker.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
03-09-2010, 08:20 AM
It's Striker.

Grrr!

I love you.

Apparently it's a brand new character.

Dan
03-09-2010, 08:27 AM
Ted Striker?

Kedd
03-09-2010, 08:45 AM
Grrr!

I love you.

Apparently it's a brand new character.

Hey, Johnny, who's art is that on your avenger's sig?

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
03-09-2010, 08:48 AM
Hey, Johnny, who's art is that on your avenger's sig?

All of the art in my sig is by the ridiculously talented (and my current art-crush) Evan Shaner. You can check out his blog here. (http://www.evanshaner.com/)

Kedd
03-09-2010, 09:05 AM
All of the art in my sig is by the ridiculously talented (and my current art-crush) Evan Shaner. You can check out his blog here. (http://www.evanshaner.com/)

Thanks. Checking him out now.

WhindamPryce
03-09-2010, 09:24 AM
http://i41.tinypic.com/fjiyvr.jpg

His face, the hair curl, the costume design, sorta reminds me of DC's Tempest. Kinda.

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/13925/298782-57154-tempest_super.jpg

Dreg
03-09-2010, 09:42 AM
I always forget his finishing moves in Mortal Kombat 2.

Taxman
03-09-2010, 09:47 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v410/glima/screen%20caps/Guys.jpg

Who are these fuckin' guys?

SidekicksRevenge
03-09-2010, 09:54 AM
Yes, and we saw pages and pages of people bitching about the silhouetted Secret Avengers, and pages and pages of people bitching about John Romita Jr's Avengers cover.

The point being, people are going to find something to bitch at Marvel about.

Comparatively, though, the New Avenger, Avenger, and Secret Avenger threads had far more excitement and speculation and buzz. You gotta give me that.

I hate being the guy trying to beat his point into the ground, but what's the internet for if not to argue when you should be working?

hamgravy
03-09-2010, 10:42 AM
Comparatively, though, the New Avenger, Avenger, and Secret Avenger threads had far more excitement and speculation and buzz. You gotta give me that.

I hate being the guy trying to beat his point into the ground, but what's the internet for if not to argue when you should be working?

Agreed.

To that end, I'm not against the introduction of new characters and we don't know the premise of the book but, for my $3, I was hoping for a book that would be a home for established characters that the Avengers can take under their wing.

There are so many good and not-so-good ones already out there (members of NextWave, The Slingers, The Loners, Power Pack, New Warriors, Avengers: Initiative) that I felt less of a need for new characters in the MU and more of a desire to see the rest better utilized.

Marcdachamp
03-09-2010, 10:44 AM
what's the internet for if not to argue when you should be working?

A-Men!

Cth
03-09-2010, 10:54 AM
Ted Striker?

First thought..


His face, the hair curl, the costume design, sorta reminds me of DC's Tempest. Kinda.



Second thought..

Was Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley.

I'll still give the series a shot :)

Mr. Dave
03-09-2010, 10:56 AM
His face, the hair curl, the costume design, sorta reminds me of DC's Tempest. Kinda.

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/13925/298782-57154-tempest_super.jpg

I was trying to place who this looked like and you nailed it. Glad to see Aqualad joining the Avengers. it is long overdue. IMO.

bartleby
03-09-2010, 11:01 AM
I read somewhere—thought it was on Twitter, but don't see it now—that only one of the Avengers trainees would be an established character, but the staff and faculty would be populated by familiar faces.

hamgravy
03-09-2010, 11:04 AM
I read somewhere—thought it was on Twitter, but don't see it now—that only one of the Avengers trainees would be an established character, but the staff and faculty would be populated by familiar faces.

That's cool - would be nice to continue to see Justice or someone like Firestar in that role given her new mini and recent developments.

Anyone know if the new characters were created by Christos and Mike?

Ray G.
03-09-2010, 11:06 AM
I read somewhere—thought it was on Twitter, but don't see it now—that only one of the Avengers trainees would be an established character, but the staff and faculty would be populated by familiar faces.

Nomad, maybe? Most of the others were through Initiative training.

bartleby
03-09-2010, 11:06 AM
Anyone know if the new characters were created by Christos and Mike?

I would assume so.

hamgravy
03-09-2010, 11:11 AM
I would assume so.

Me too, but it's not always the case.

Also, never mind about Firestar. Turns out she's in Sean McKeever's "New Young Allies" with a promo by David LaFuente.

HAH! The villains are called "The Bastards of Evil" because they are all illegitimate children of super villains. Which actually seems to have become the origin du jour in the MU.

http://marvel.com/news/all.11587.young_allies~colon~_the_next_generation

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt268/hamgravy_photos/7f3b048906161cb486f8aaaec5232316.jpg

The Human Target
03-09-2010, 01:29 PM
His face, the hair curl, the costume design, sorta reminds me of DC's Tempest. Kinda.

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/13925/298782-57154-tempest_super.jpg

They exactly remind me of Tempest.

Thudpucker
03-09-2010, 02:22 PM
Me too, but it's not always the case.

Also, never mind about Firestar. Turns out she's in Sean McKeever's "New Young Allies" with a promo by David LaFuente.

HAH! The villains are called "The Bastards of Evil" because they are all illegitimate children of super villains. Which actually seems to have become the origin du jour in the MU.

http://marvel.com/news/all.11587.young_allies~colon~_the_next_generation

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt268/hamgravy_photos/7f3b048906161cb486f8aaaec5232316.jpg

Nice!

Other than Toro that is a really good team. looking forward to it.

WhindamPryce
03-09-2010, 03:06 PM
I was trying to place who this looked like and you nailed it. Glad to see Aqualad joining the Avengers. it is long overdue. IMO.


They exactly remind me of Tempest.

Word. I don't remember my BN but he's currently a zombie right? Poor, poor Aqualad. Other than Nightwing why are all the older Titans so fucked up? :lol: Wally's been through shit since IC-onward. Donna's dead, not-dead, has dead kids, whatever. Roy's um yeah.

Kman00001
03-09-2010, 03:39 PM
I'm very much looking forward to this book. When Gage came onto Avengers: The Initiative, it became my favorite book with "Avengers" in the title, so I'm hoping this will continue that trend. :)

Unfortunately, the cast of mostly unknowns has me fearing that this book will last as long as The Order.

russw
03-09-2010, 03:41 PM
I read somewhere—thought it was on Twitter, but don't see it now—that only one of the Avengers trainees would be an established character, but the staff and faculty would be populated by familiar faces.

I'm totally digging how they are developing Taskmaster in the current Avengers Initiative book and I would long to see him move to this book

Bedlam66
03-09-2010, 05:04 PM
I'm very much looking forward to this book. When Gage came onto Avengers: The Initiative, it became my favorite book with "Avengers" in the title, so I'm hoping this will continue that trend. :)

Unfortunately, the cast of mostly unknowns has me fearing that this book will last as long as The Order.
Only the most of the new trainees are new faces though. Most of the cast is going to be people we know or have seen before. I'm going to assume that a bunch of the people who survive Siege in A:I are going to carry over to this new book.

Foolish Mortal
03-10-2010, 08:09 AM
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8773/11568storystoryfull.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/11568storystoryfull.jpg/)

THWIP!
03-10-2010, 08:11 AM
Cool. I liked that one shot about him that came out a while ago.

panco
03-10-2010, 08:12 AM
Seriously?
:-(

Cth
03-10-2010, 08:16 AM
Yikes.

Here's hoping he's completely 180 from the kids show.. his character is the one bad part of that show.

Brother Power the Gong
03-10-2010, 08:33 AM
I'm pretty confident now I'll be skipping this book. My wallet is pleased.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
03-10-2010, 08:54 AM
Not a bad idea marketing-wise.

Ray G.
03-10-2010, 09:00 AM
His one-shot was okay. Not particularly excited to see him back, though.

Roman Noodles
03-10-2010, 09:04 AM
I'm gonna wait for some reviews before I go anywhere near this book. So far the characters aren't even half as interesting as the New Warriors, let alone the New X-Men , Young Avengers or Initiative.

Roman Noodles
03-10-2010, 09:05 AM
Me too, but it's not always the case.

Also, never mind about Firestar. Turns out she's in Sean McKeever's "New Young Allies" with a promo by David LaFuente.

HAH! The villains are called "The Bastards of Evil" because they are all illegitimate children of super villains. Which actually seems to have become the origin du jour in the MU.

http://marvel.com/news/all.11587.young_allies~colon~_the_next_generation

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt268/hamgravy_photos/7f3b048906161cb486f8aaaec5232316.jpg



Now this I wanna read!

bartleby
03-10-2010, 09:07 AM
I'm gonna wait for some reviews before I go anywhere near this book. So far the characters aren't even half as interesting as the New Warriors, let alone the New X-Men , Young Avengers or Initiative.

You mean the characters which we largely know absolutely nothing about aren't half as interesting as characters who have been around for decades?!

hamgravy
03-10-2010, 09:08 AM
Now this I wanna read!

Right!?!

AND, call this "Avengers" and it will last more than 5 issues.

Roman Noodles
03-10-2010, 09:12 AM
You mean the characters which we largely know absolutely nothing about aren't half as interesting as characters who have been around for decades?!

No, I meant, at first glance. If you put the characters side by side and forget everything you know about them, the characters that have been revealed for this book seem . . . boring at first glance.


There's no characters that make you say . . . "wow, I want to know more about them!"

EDIT: And I was referring to the lame New, New, New warriors.

Foolish Mortal
03-10-2010, 09:18 AM
No, I meant, at first glance. If you put the characters side by side and forget everything you know about them, the characters that have been revealed for this book seem . . . boring at first glance.

You could say the same thing about all of the promo pieces. What's exciting about the New Avengers Spider-Man promo?

In all the pieces no one is really doing anything but posing and giving some random quote.

Cth
03-10-2010, 09:18 AM
It's all going to boil down to the teachers/support staff isn't it?

Roman Noodles
03-10-2010, 09:22 AM
You could say the same thing about all of the promo pieces. What's exciting about the New Avengers Spider-Man promo?

In all the pieces no one is really doing anything but posing and giving some random quote.

True. But they have a rich history and fanbase to fall back on, even if the art isn't all that interesting.

The Human Target
03-10-2010, 09:22 AM
I was hoping for Young Avengers/Runaways with some Initiative and new characters added in.

I was wrong.

bartleby
03-10-2010, 09:22 AM
No, I meant, at first glance. If you put the characters side by side and forget everything you know about them, the characters that have been revealed for this book seem . . . boring at first glance.


There's no characters that make you say . . . "wow, I want to know more about them!"


The same could probably be said about AVENGERS INITIATIVE, and that's proven to be one of the most interesting Avengers books. Much like that, this is a book that's largely being sold on the concept.

Mr. Dave
03-10-2010, 09:22 AM
I like Reptil as a member for the Super Hero Squad.

I really enjoy Christos Gage and Mike McKone and for that reason I am givign this a chance.

But it SCREAMS that this will be like the Order with a lot of new guys introduced that no one cares about. I loved the Order but I feel it died because there was no one recognizable on the team. And Fraction pulled the plug.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
03-10-2010, 09:24 AM
I'm gonna wait for some reviews before I go anywhere near this book. So far the characters aren't even half as interesting as the New Warriors, let alone the New X-Men , Young Avengers or Initiative.

3 out of 4 of these characters have yet to appear anywhere. And the one that has, was in ONE issue. We have absolutely NO idea how interesting these characters are or are not.

hamgravy
03-10-2010, 09:42 AM
I like Reptil as a member for the Super Hero Squad.

I really enjoy Christos Gage and Mike McKone and for that reason I am givign this a chance.

But it SCREAMS that this will be like the Order with a lot of new guys introduced that no one cares about. I loved the Order but I feel it died because there was no one recognizable on the team. And Fraction pulled the plug.

Pretty much agree here.

It IS a tall order but Gage made the formula work with A:I. His "Butterball" issue in introducing the new recruits was one of my favorites of that year.

On the flip side, as much as I like the creative team on Secret Warriors, and all that Hickman's brought to the book, I honestly can't care about it because of what morts the caterpillars are.

Roman Noodles
03-10-2010, 09:44 AM
3 out of 4 of these characters have yet to appear anywhere. And the one that has, was in ONE issue. We have absolutely NO idea how interesting these characters are or are not.

Read the following post.

The Human Target
03-10-2010, 09:49 AM
Isn't the specific purpose of teasers like this to basically judge a book by its cover?

No one has a problem when people cum in their pants that the Thing is going to be a New Avenger without reading it, but if you decide a book doesn't look that good you're a negative d-bag?

NickT
03-10-2010, 09:54 AM
Isn't the specific purpose of teasers like this to basically judge a book by its cover?

No one has a problem when people cum in their pants that the Thing is going to be a New Avenger without reading it, but if you decide a book doesn't look that good you're a negative d-bag?
I agree and disagree. You do have a point that this is a teaser so you do kindof have to judge things on it. On the other hand people didn't get excited for Thing because of the image, it was things beyond that, things a new character is unjudged on.

Thudpucker
03-10-2010, 10:05 AM
Reptil! Cool, he was one of the better characters that came out of the old series.

Butterball would be another good choice to hang onto:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emery_Schaub

Roman Noodles
03-10-2010, 10:08 AM
Isn't the specific purpose of teasers like this to basically judge a book by its cover?

No one has a problem when people cum in their pants that the Thing is going to be a New Avenger without reading it, but if you decide a book doesn't look that good you're a negative d-bag?

Do't know if this is directed at me, but I never said I wouldn't read the book, just that the lack of intrigue regarding these characters is what's going to force me to wait until I hear what others think first.

bartleby
03-10-2010, 10:14 AM
I think Marvel's biggest mistake was in promoting one book each week. Instead, they should have done a different character from each day of the week.

Monday = SECRET AVENGERS
Tuesday = AVENGERS
Wednesday = AVENGERS ACADEMY
Thursday = NEW AVENGERS
Friday = THUNDERBOLTS or ATLAS or YOUNG ALLIES

And then repeat that with the next character the following week and so on.

The Human Target
03-10-2010, 10:22 AM
Do't know if this is directed at me, but I never said I wouldn't read the book, just that the lack of intrigue regarding these characters is what's going to force me to wait until I hear what others think first.

I'm just saying, your wait and see approach is totally viable based on you not liking the teaser images.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
03-10-2010, 10:26 AM
I'm just saying, your wait and see approach is totally viable based on you not liking the teaser images.

Now, I agree with THAT 100%. All I'm saying is, that saying that a character that doesn't yet exist isn't as interesting a character as characters that have been around for quite a while, isn't quite as valid.

The Human Target
03-10-2010, 10:30 AM
Now, I agree with THAT 100%. All I'm saying is, that saying that a character that doesn't yet exist isn't as interesting a character as characters that have been around for quite a while, isn't quite as valid.

True.

But in terms of visual interest, it is as valid.

And o me, these three characters are booooring looking.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
03-10-2010, 10:35 AM
True.

But in terms of visual interest, it is as valid.

And o me, these three characters are booooring looking.

I guess, but I don't think I've ever based my opinion of how interesting a character is based on their costume. That seems weird to me. Now, I've hated some character designs and have wished that some characters would get new looks, but that has nothing to do with how interesting a character is or isn't, to me that completely boils down to how well or how poorly a character is written.

All that said, I do actually think that Stiker looks pretty cool, but whether or not I'll find him an interesting character will come down to Gage's writing.

bartleby
03-10-2010, 10:45 AM
Who was the last character that we thought was inherently interesting based solely on a single promo image without knowing anything else about the character?

Roman Noodles
03-10-2010, 10:49 AM
Who was the last character that we thought was inherently interesting based solely on a single promo image without knowing anything else about the character?

For me . . . The Runaways, Clan Destine and The Twelve . . . but I've been out of the comic circuit for awhile. :lol:

Mr. Dave
03-10-2010, 10:51 AM
I like Reptil but the art by McKone is not working for me. I'd like him to look closer to how he did in his first appearance or better yet as he does on the Super Hero Squad show.

Criden
03-10-2010, 10:53 AM
Who was the last character that we thought was inherently interesting based solely on a single promo image without knowing anything else about the character?

I think it was probably the original Sentinel and Runaways teasers for me, back when the Tsunami line of books was first solicited. (Thanks for jogging my memory about the Runaways teaser, Roman!)

Roman Noodles
03-10-2010, 10:57 AM
I think it was probably the original Sentinel and Runaways teasers for me, back when the Tsunami line of books was first solicited. (Thanks for jogging my memory about the Runaways teaser, Roman!)

I knew very little about the story, or who was writing it, I just knew I wanted to read it. :lol:

hamgravy
03-10-2010, 10:58 AM
Who was the last character that we thought was inherently interesting based solely on a single promo image without knowing anything else about the character?

The most recent for me were the "Young Masters of Evil."

It's completely possible to be intrigued by a new image only in the context of its release and speculation.

As far as A:A promos are concerned, they may have benefited from a promo similar to the cover of A:I #1 in which the newbies were folded into a post-Civil War group shot.

Ray G.
03-10-2010, 10:59 AM
Wrong thread.

Criden
03-10-2010, 11:01 AM
I knew very little about the story, or who was writing it, I just knew I wanted to read it. :lol:

Same here! And same goes for Sentinel, for sure. I'd like to see both of those series come back.

The Human Target
03-10-2010, 11:13 AM
I think it was probably the original Sentinel and Runaways teasers for me, back when the Tsunami line of books was first solicited. (Thanks for jogging my memory about the Runaways teaser, Roman!)

I'm thinking it was Young Avengers for me.

Marcdachamp
03-10-2010, 11:32 AM
How do you pronounce Reptil? I've never seen the show. Is it Rep-Till (like a cash drawer) or just a funky way of spelling Reptile?

Foolish Mortal
03-11-2010, 08:12 AM
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8696/fortress.jpg (http://img220.imageshack.us/i/fortress.jpg/)

Marcdachamp
03-11-2010, 08:13 AM
Didn't they kill off the Red Skull?

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
03-11-2010, 08:13 AM
It's like Red Skull and Colossus had a baby.

jason hissong
03-11-2010, 08:14 AM
Fortress looks creepy.

Foolish Mortal
03-11-2010, 08:15 AM
This one and Striker have the most interesting looks. Fortress seems to have some "living metal" exoskeleton, kinda like Colossus.

Cth
03-11-2010, 08:22 AM
What a reaction shot!

Interesting looking, best one so far.

The Dean
03-11-2010, 08:37 AM
Who was the last character that we thought was inherently interesting based solely on a single promo image without knowing anything else about the character?

There was a lot of hub-bub about Ronin in the teaser art for the New Avengers launch.

We don't see a many character making their first appearance in the final panel of a book anymore... The dramatic silhouette, closeup of eyes, or the "burst through the door" seems to be lost.

Ray G.
03-11-2010, 09:09 AM
This is the first one I've really disliked.

From the appearance and tagline, he really seems to be an expy of a type of character of which there are plenty around.

Roman Noodles
03-12-2010, 08:58 AM
http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac249/KiddKobra/1268413784.jpg

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac249/KiddKobra/1268413782.jpg



These are the first two I've been genuinely curious about . . .

hamgravy
03-12-2010, 09:02 AM
These are the first two I've been genuinely curious about . . .

Yah - great design on Hazmat and cool premise/ attitude on Finesse.

Cth
03-12-2010, 09:15 AM
Much better.. Hazmat's my favorite so far.

RoShambo
03-12-2010, 09:17 AM
Hazmat reminds me of Armor.

The Human Target
03-12-2010, 10:00 AM
Finesse reminds me of Hawkingbird.

RoShambo
03-12-2010, 10:01 AM
Finesse reminds me of Hawkingbird.

Female Taskmaster?

Cth
03-12-2010, 10:03 AM
Female Taskmaster?

She should take on Lady Bullseye :D

The Human Target
03-12-2010, 10:12 AM
Female Taskmaster?

Yeah, I'm down with that.

Though I like the name Taskmistress, it might be a little too bondage-y for the tweens.:)

zakuraba
03-12-2010, 11:20 AM
Is it just me or are the character designs for these Avengers Academy alumni ATROCIOUS? I've seen Veil, Reptil, and Fortress so far, and they are all god awful. They look like 90's characters or something.

Taxman
03-12-2010, 11:21 AM
Here is the entire crew together on the same page.





http://comicbookresources.com/assets/phpThumb/phpThumb.php?src=/assets/images/articles/1268068069.jpg&w=300


http://i41.tinypic.com/fjiyvr.jpg


http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8773/11568storystoryfull.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/11568storystoryfull.jpg/)


http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8696/fortress.jpg (http://img220.imageshack.us/i/fortress.jpg/)


http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac249/KiddKobra/1268413784.jpg

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac249/KiddKobra/1268413782.jpg



Luke Cage is looking seriously ill.

Roman Noodles
03-12-2010, 11:21 AM
Is it just me or are the character designs for these Avengers Academy alumni ATROCIOUS? I've seen Veil, Reptil, and Fortress so far, and they are all god awful. They look like 90's characters or something.

It's been discussed prior, but now we're focusing on the last two relevealed, which are pretty cool.

Kurt Russell Crowe
03-12-2010, 11:25 AM
finesse looks kinda meh, otherwise I'm excited for the book

DAVE
03-12-2010, 11:49 AM
I think people would respond better to these characters if they were more vibrantly colored.

bartleby
03-16-2010, 05:17 AM
Interview with Christos Gage about AVENGERS ACADEMY (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25250)

hamgravy
03-16-2010, 05:34 AM
Interview with Christos Gage about AVENGERS ACADEMY (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25250)

Yeah man, especially after reading this interview I wanted to re-iterate that we should really be giving the creative team the benefit of the doubt.

For all we know, this team could become this generation's New Mutants.

The roll-out of the characters was a bit of a dud because of the frenzy the previous SA, NA, and Avengers teasers elicited. In terms of PR, I definitely would have started the week with one of the more unique characters like the Red Skull looking dude or the Asian chick who could have been Radioactive Man's daughter. THAT would have gotten people speculating.

But, a week later, they seem like a perfectly fine bunch of characters I've yet to meet.

HOOKS
04-16-2010, 01:29 PM
And the teachers of the Academy are...

Tigra, Justice, Speedball (!), and Quicksilver, with Hank Pym as the head of the school.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
04-16-2010, 01:30 PM
And the teachers of the Academy are...

Tigra, Justice, Speedball (!), and Quicksilver, with Hank Pym as the head of the school.

Sweet. Although, that list does get less awesome as it goes on.

hamgravy
04-16-2010, 01:30 PM
And the teachers of the Academy are...

Tigra, Justice, Speedball (!), and Quicksilver, with Hank Pym as the head of the school.

Well that sounds like the perfect extension of A:I and Mighty.

bartleby
04-16-2010, 01:32 PM
And the teachers of the Academy are...

with Hank Pym as the head of the school.

I called it! (http://606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6691885)

Howlett
04-16-2010, 01:33 PM
And the teachers of the Academy are...

Tigra, Justice, Speedball (!), and Quicksilver, with Hank Pym as the head of the school.

They had me until that last name.

And I was so hopeful for this book :(

DAVE
04-16-2010, 01:34 PM
And the teachers of the Academy are...

Tigra, Justice, Speedball (!), and Quicksilver, with Hank Pym as the head of the school.

Awesome. New Warriors what what!

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
04-16-2010, 01:39 PM
Awesome. New Warriors what what!

Well, if this book, and Young Allies end up not being sustainable, they could take a few of the kids from each, have Speedball lead them, and launch a brand new New Warriors series that could probably do pretty decent.

Howlett
04-16-2010, 01:44 PM
Well, if this book, and Young Allies end up not being sustainable, they could take a few of the kids from each, have Speedball lead them, and launch a brand new New Warriors series that could probably do pretty decent.

Yes!

Without Hank Pym!

HOOKS
04-16-2010, 02:39 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/articles/1271457029.jpg

Matt Jay
04-16-2010, 02:50 PM
When did Quicksilver get redeemed for House of M, stealing the Inhumans crystals, and then killing a bunch of former mutants?

bartleby
04-16-2010, 02:53 PM
When did Quicksilver get redeemed for House of M, stealing the Inhumans crystals, and then killing a bunch of former mutants?

Can't remember when it was, but I think he blamed it all on being a Skrull, even though he actually wasn't.

Jason California
04-16-2010, 02:53 PM
When did Quicksilver get redeemed for House of M, stealing the Inhumans crystals, and then killing a bunch of former mutants?


I think he has told everybody he was possessed or was impersonated by a Skrull. His daughter knows the truth though.

Matt Jay
04-16-2010, 02:53 PM
Can't remember when it was, but I think he blamed it all on being a Skrull, even though he actually wasn't.

That's pretty awesome.

bartleby
04-16-2010, 02:54 PM
That's pretty awesome.

And typical Pietro.

Foolish Mortal
04-16-2010, 02:55 PM
I think he has told everybody he was possessed or was impersonated by a Skrull. His daughter knows the truth though.

I think Slott implied that Pym kinda knew Pietro was lying. But he was going to give him a chance to prove himself again.

Jason California
04-16-2010, 02:55 PM
Hopefully one of these new chicks will be a super genius. And it looks like Robbie got some reconstructive surgery to remove his scars.

Superior Kiai
04-16-2010, 03:02 PM
Yes!

Without Hank Pym!

:-x

I CUTCHOOOO!!!!

Howlett
04-16-2010, 03:05 PM
:-x

I CUTCHOOOO!!!!

That's the Pym influence on you. See? You like him, and now you want to hurt people.

Just like Pym.

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 03:22 PM
That's the Pym influence on you. See? You like him, and now you want to hurt people.

Just like Pym.

I would go back in time and burst in the doors of Marvel the day Hank Pym was created and tell them it was a waste of ink and paper, and that they should kill themselves.


Hank Pym is an abortion of good.

Howlett
04-16-2010, 03:27 PM
I would go back in time and burst in the doors of Marvel the day Hank Pym was created and tell them it was a waste of ink and paper, and that they should kill themselves.


Hank Pym is an abortion of good.

Dude, that still won't stop them from creating Jay Guthrie.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
04-16-2010, 03:32 PM
Dude, that still won't stop them from creating Jay Guthrie.

Damnit Howly! We were super awesome Pym hatin' BFFs, and then you go and rag on my buddy Josh Guthrie...

I don't know how I feel about you right now.

Superior Kiai
04-16-2010, 03:32 PM
I would go back in time and burst in the doors of Marvel the day Hank Pym was created and tell them it was a waste of ink and paper, and that they should kill themselves.


Hank Pym is an abortion of good.

:hulk:

Howlett
04-16-2010, 03:35 PM
Damnit Howly! We were super awesome Pym hatin' BFFs, and then you go and rag on my buddy Josh Guthrie...

I don't know how I feel about you right now.

... so YOU were the person that bought X-Men: She Lies With Angels! :o

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 03:43 PM
Dude, that still won't stop them from creating Jay Guthrie.

That's ok. because I like Jay Guthrie existing. Because I know he dies a horrible death and it's cathartic.

He's sort of like Sasha.



But Hank Pym, NEVER DIES!!!! :mad:


I hate him with the rage of a thousand nerds who just discovered that Nick Fury's Eye Patch was retconned to say he was skull fucked in North Korea!!!

Superior Kiai
04-16-2010, 03:47 PM
That's ok. because I like Jay Guthrie existing. Because I know he dies a horrible death and it's cathartic.

He's sort of like Sasha.



But Hank Pym, NEVER DIES!!!! :mad:


I hate him with the rage of a thousand nerds who just discovered that Nick Fury's Eye Patch was retconned to say he was skull fucked in North Korea!!!

So...

You use Hank Pym to repress your homoerotic feelings about Korean war veterans, which you express through rage.

Please, tell me more. :sherlock:

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 04:19 PM
So...

You use Hank Pym to repress your homoerotic feelings about Korean war veterans, which you express through rage.

Please, tell me more. :sherlock:

Hank Pym would be a waste of Sperm and Egg were he a real person.

Every tree that has been made into paper that has printed an Image of Hank Pym I would rather see burned or made into wooden anal beads.

Every time I see a comic with Hank Pym on it, I have the sudden urge to kill myself.

Hank Pym is the Miley Cyrus of Super Scientists.

Hank Pym is the new name for my taint.

I refer to the dingleberries in my ass as "Pym Particles"

Matthew Brown
04-16-2010, 04:31 PM
I kinda want to defend Hank Pym, but as cool as he was at times in Slott's MA, he still skeeves me out. For example, the Jocasta stuff, especially the latest development...

Howlett
04-16-2010, 04:36 PM
Hank Pym would be a waste of Sperm and Egg were he a real person.

Every tree that has been made into paper that has printed an Image of Hank Pym I would rather see burned or made into wooden anal beads.

Every time I see a comic with Hank Pym on it, I have the sudden urge to kill myself.

Hank Pym is the Miley Cyrus of Super Scientists.

Hank Pym is the new name for my taint.

I refer to the dingleberries in my ass as "Pym Particles"

HA! :rofl:

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 04:50 PM
HA! :rofl:

I think the Pym Particles line is pretty brilliant myself.

Howlett
04-16-2010, 04:51 PM
I think the Pym Particles line is pretty brilliant myself.

Every second line you wrote had everyone in this room (one of whom didn't know what the hell we were talking about) laughing a ton!

Foolish Mortal
04-16-2010, 04:53 PM
Honestly, I don't get the hate-on for Hank Pym.

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 04:54 PM
Every second line you wrote had everyone in this room (one of whom didn't know what the hell we were talking about) laughing a ton!

:lol: SCORE!!!


Fuck, My rage for Hank Pym might, just might, tip over my Jay Guthrie hate Goblet.


I never thought that possible!

Howlett
04-16-2010, 04:56 PM
Honestly, I don't get the hate-on for Hank Pym.

My hate for the character has been a recent thing, stemming entirely from Dan Slott's run. I've hated every single aspect of what I've read of that run, and just when I thought I couldn't hate it anymore, I find something to surprise me.

And most of those things have involved Hank Pym specifically.

Howlett
04-16-2010, 04:57 PM
:lol: SCORE!!!


Fuck, My rage for Hank Pym might, just might, tip over my Jay Guthrie hate Goblet.


I never thought that possible!

Well, now we have a sequel for our Jay Guthrie gets killed on every page OGN.

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 04:58 PM
My hate for the character has been a recent thing, stemming entirely from Dan Slott's run. I've hated every single aspect of what I've read of that run, and just when I thought I couldn't hate it anymore, I find something to surprise me.

And most of those things have involved Hank Pym specifically.

Same for me sort of. I thought the Bendis take on him during that one specific issue during Secret Invasion was cool. I thought man, Hank Pym is a cool dude. Then every single thing I read with him that came out after that made Hank Pym seem like a huge, raging, irredeemable douchebag.

Every. Single. Thing.

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 04:59 PM
Well, now we have a sequel for our Jay Guthrie gets killed on every page OGN.

:o I smell even a spin off podcast where it's just 30 minutes of us yelling at Invisible Hank Pym!!

Matthew Brown
04-16-2010, 05:00 PM
:o I smell even a spin off podcast where it's just 30 minutes of us yelling at Invisible Hank Pym!!

Hank Pym doesn't even have the power of invisibility! :roll:

Foolish Mortal
04-16-2010, 05:00 PM
Same for me sort of. I thought the Bendis take on him during that one specific issue during Secret Invasion was cool. I thought man, Hank Pym is a cool dude. Then every single thing I read with him that came out after that made Hank Pym seem like a huge, raging, irredeemable douchebag.

Every. Single. Thing.
So you thought that issue where Reed Richards was acting like a horse's anus towards Hank, and you thought Hank was the douchebag?? :lol:

Matthew Brown
04-16-2010, 05:01 PM
So you thought that issue where Reed Richards was acting like a horse's anus towards Hank, and you thought Hank was the douchebag?? :lol:

"It's on, Bitch!"

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 05:02 PM
Hank Pym doesn't even have the power of invisibility! :roll:


So you thought that issue where Reed Richards was acting like a horse's anus towards Hank, and you thought Hank was the douchebag?? :lol:

Which Issue is this? I expect Reed to be all hoity toity super smarty. But when Hank Pym said It's on Bitch?


The whole aura of his character, everytime he would speak it was almost like some super smart, elitist, "I know everything and I am super smart and always right." and I don't like those kinds of characters. He just seemed like a know it all.

No Sir, I don't like it.

Matthew Brown
04-16-2010, 05:04 PM
Which Issue is this? I expect Reed to be all hoity toity super smarty. But when Hank Pym said It's on Bitch?


The whole aura of his character, everytime he would speak it was almost like some super smart, elitist, "I know everything and I am super smart and always right." and I don't like those kinds of characters. He just seemed like a know it all.

No Sir, I don't like it.

Scientist Supreme! Robot girlfriend! Magic house!

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 05:05 PM
Scientist Supreme! Robot girlfriend! Magic house!

Raging Douchebag.


Hank Pym is the Mullet of Super-heros.

Matthew Brown
04-16-2010, 05:06 PM
Raging Douchebag.


Hank Pym is the Mullet of Super-heros.

Party in the back?

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u285/mikeybumchin/New%20Artwork/HankPym2.jpg

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 05:10 PM
Party in the back?

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u285/mikeybumchin/New%20Artwork/HankPym2.jpg

I hate him so much.


I wish I could write a comic where he accidentally shrinks himself and gets stuck on the shoulder of Sasha.

Foolish Mortal
04-16-2010, 05:11 PM
Which Issue is this? I expect Reed to be all hoity toity super smarty. But when Hank Pym said It's on Bitch?


The whole aura of his character, everytime he would speak it was almost like some super smart, elitist, "I know everything and I am super smart and always right." and I don't like those kinds of characters. He just seemed like a know it all.

No Sir, I don't like it.
Reed and Hank are peers. Hank would expect Reed to afford him the same amount of respect he gives him. But Reed comes across as totally shitty. I thought Hank was totally in the right to raid the Baxter building to get his equipment back.

Matthew Brown
04-16-2010, 05:14 PM
Reed and Hank are peers. Hank would expect Reed to afford him the same amount of respect he gives him. But Reed comes across as totally shitty. I thought Hank was totally in the right to raid the Baxter building to get his equipment back.

That was my favorite thing about Mighty Avengers. I bought extra issues of that arc and sent it along with some other comics I was mailing to a friend of mine who likes Dan Slott's work.

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 05:15 PM
Reed and Hank are peers. Hank would expect Reed to afford him the same amount of respect he gives him. But Reed comes across as totally shitty. I thought Hank was totally in the right to raid the Baxter building to get his equipment back.

That just reeked of irresponsible teenager attitude to me. Like he was so spoiled because he needed what was his.

Not to mention fake Hank Pym just shot Reed Richards in the face probably not two or three months earlier and tried to kill him and his family. Plus, Hank just immediately comes back and instead of trying to integrate, and reconnect within the universe, he just tries to immediately fix all these big major problems he thinks Tony and Reed created without regard to anything else. Plus he tricks people into joining his team, has ulterior motives. he said he did all this to honor Jan's memory but really it just reeked of ego stroking.

Howlett
04-16-2010, 05:24 PM
That just reeked of irresponsible teenager attitude to me. Like he was so spoiled because he needed what was his.

Not to mention fake Hank Pym just shot Reed Richards in the face probably not two or three months earlier and tried to kill him and his family. Plus, Hank just immediately comes back and instead of trying to integrate, and reconnect within the universe, he just tries to immediately fix all these big major problems he thinks Tony and Reed created without regard to anything else. Plus he tricks people into joining his team, has ulterior motives. he said he did all this to honor Jan's memory but really it just reeked of ego stroking.

Psst... don't forget asking Loki to join the team :shifty:

Foolish Mortal
04-16-2010, 05:27 PM
That just reeked of irresponsible teenager attitude to me. Like he was so spoiled because he needed what was his.

Not to mention fake Hank Pym just shot Reed Richards in the face probably not two or three months earlier and tried to kill him and his family. Plus, Hank just immediately comes back and instead of trying to integrate, and reconnect within the universe, he just tries to immediately fix all these big major problems he thinks Tony and Reed created without regard to anything else. Plus he tricks people into joining his team, has ulterior motives. he said he did all this to honor Jan's memory but really it just reeked of ego stroking.
Reed was in no position to preach to Hank about screwing up. He was in as deep as Hank was regarding the stuff that happened in Civil War. To me it appeared Hank was actively doing more to fix stuff than Reed.

Sorry, but I didn't have a problem with anything Hank did.

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 05:37 PM
Reed was in no position to preach to Hank about screwing up. He was in as deep as Hank was regarding the stuff that happened in Civil War. To me it appeared Hank was actively doing more to fix stuff than Reed.

Sorry, but I didn't have a problem with anything Hank did.

Hank Pym is the Hitler of Super Heroes. I'm sorry.


But I can't talk to someone who supports Hitler.



:o

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 05:38 PM
psst... Don't forget asking loki to join the team :shifty:

nerd raagggeeee!!!!!!

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
04-16-2010, 05:47 PM
Same for me sort of. I thought the Bendis take on him during that one specific issue during Secret Invasion was cool. I thought man, Hank Pym is a cool dude. Then every single thing I read with him that came out after that made Hank Pym seem like a huge, raging, irredeemable douchebag.

Every. Single. Thing.

You guys are fuckin rookies!

Pym has been my least favorite Avenger for the better part of three decades now.

Magnum V.I.
04-16-2010, 05:49 PM
You guys are fuckin rookies!

Pym has been my least favorite Avenger for the better part of three decades now.

But you like Jay Guthrie so we even each other out!

Superior Kiai
04-16-2010, 05:59 PM
You guys are fuckin rookies!

Pym has been my least favorite Avenger for the better part of three decades now.

You and me are done professionally.

Spidey616
04-16-2010, 07:37 PM
Yay Speedball! :)

Matthew
04-16-2010, 08:12 PM
A lot of hate on Pym in this thread. He's not going to be the star of this, right? The focus will be on the students in the actual Academy, yes?

The Human Target
04-16-2010, 08:18 PM
Those are the adults they're putting in charge of kids?

A megalomaniac wife beater who was just removed from being an Avengers team leader, a two time former terrorist, a playboy model, and the guy who was responsible for the deaths of a bunch of kids and then turned into Bondage Man?

I guess it makes as much sense as green Goblin in charge of SHIELD, but still.

Also, douchey Speedball redesign. He and Iron Man have too many little lights on em.

Howlett
04-16-2010, 08:20 PM
Also, when the fuck are we going to get some resolution about Tigra's being knocked up with a Skrull baby? Or did that happen in Initiative and I just blanked it out? :?

WhindamPryce
04-16-2010, 08:23 PM
Also, when the fuck are we going to get some resolution about Tigra's being knocked up with a Skrull baby? Or did that happen in Initiative and I just blanked it out? :?

The fuck is this? From what it sounds like I'd be just fine with it never being mentioned again. Stupid, stupid Tigra. She and Pym deserve each other. Stupid, stupid Pym.

Howlett
04-16-2010, 08:26 PM
The fuck is this? From what it sounds like I'd be just fine with it never being mentioned again. Stupid, stupid Tigra. She and Pym deserve each other. Stupid, stupid Pym.

Well, considering they've said she's pregnant, I'd actually like some mention of it again, even if it's just to say "Oh, she's not anymore. She got an abortion/ lost the baby/ is really a man". Never mentioning it again would be kinda stu... y'know what? Mephisto. Why the fuck not? :lol:

The Human Target
04-16-2010, 08:31 PM
Tigra getting a Skrull baby abortion performed by hank Pym would be... amazing.

Howlett
04-16-2010, 08:32 PM
Tigra getting a Skrull baby abortion performed by hank Pym would be... amazing.

Works for me!

Foolish Mortal
04-16-2010, 08:33 PM
Tigra getting a Skrull baby abortion performed by hank Pym would be... amazing.
Great, then you can get all the Pro-Life people to hate Pym. :lol:

WhindamPryce
04-16-2010, 08:33 PM
Tigra getting a Skrull baby abortion performed by hank Pym would be... amazing.

It's the only way to go, really. He loves you.

Spidey616
04-18-2010, 08:37 AM
I like this lineup. Speedball is back!

http://i.newsarama.com/images/c2e2_white_bkg_02.jpg

HOOKS
04-19-2010, 12:40 PM
GAGE'S “AVENGERS ACADEMY” FACULTY

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25833

Matthew
04-19-2010, 12:45 PM
I haven't been enjoying Quicksilver at all lately. I hope Gage is able to change this.

Zac Goyette
04-19-2010, 01:05 PM
I was looking forward to this book, now I am pumped for it. I love the faculty choices. I really can't wait for this now.

HOOKS
04-20-2010, 06:34 AM
issue #2 cover:

http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/1004/20/avengersacademy2.jpg

Foolish Mortal
04-20-2010, 06:39 AM
I know one thing for sure, if I were the typical hormonal teenager, (I know I was) I would stay in a very "agitated" state with Tigra as my teacher. :lol:

HOOKS
05-06-2010, 07:25 AM
I know one thing for sure, if I were the typical hormonal teenager, (I know I was) I would stay in a very "agitated" state with Tigra as my teacher. :lol:

Eh, not really into the fur. :)

Gregory
05-06-2010, 07:31 AM
Eh, not really into the fur. :)

I would like Marvel to give her a costume. A real one. It's literally a bathing suit.

HOOKS
05-06-2010, 07:39 AM
I would like Marvel to give her a costume. A real one. It's literally a bathing suit.

Considering Beast only wore a pair of speedos for 30+ years, I wouldn't hold my breath. :)


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Issue #1 Preivew:

http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.12363.sneak_peek~colon~_avengers_acad emy_%231

THWIP!
05-06-2010, 07:58 AM
Looks great. I can't not pick it up.

Greygor
06-03-2010, 06:20 AM
Avengers Academy CBR Preview (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=5368&disp=table)

Like the title "Permanent Record", but now I've got "I hope you know this will go down on your permanent record" from "Kiss Off" stuck in my head

panco
06-03-2010, 06:24 AM
Avengers Academy CBR Preview (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=5368&disp=table)

Like the title "Permanent Record", but now I've got "I hope you know this will go down on your permanent record" from "Kiss Off" stuck in my head

Mmmmm. I'm not judging a book by it's cover, nor it's preview... At least I'm trying hard not to.

SidekicksRevenge
06-03-2010, 06:28 AM
I would like Marvel to give her a costume. A real one. It's literally a bathing suit.

Seriously. The Marvel U's internet must be 75% composed of Tigra nipple slips.