Although Marvel Comics has teased its upcoming Marvel NOW! publishing initiative with five intriguing teaser images, a few covers and one image uniting the key players in the Marvel U, there still isn’t much to go off of when it comes to the new titles and updated characters. However, it seems the curtain has been pulled back slightly for the initiative as MTV Geek’s Alex Zalben spoke with Marvel editor Tom Brevoort about the new look for Captain America with new images of John Cassaday and Jerome Opena’s character designs.
“There wasn’t a whole lot of back-and-forth, to be honest,” Brevoort told MTV. “We started with Jerome, who’s got a strong relationship and partnership with the writer, Rick Remender, and whom we thought could deliver the kind of thing we were looking for. Jerome went away and did, I think, three rounds of design before we landed where we wanted to be. Then, when John signed on to do ‘Uncanny Avengers,’ especially having such a strong connection to Captain America, he asked if he could tweak the outfit a bit — primarily restoring the chain mail feel to the torso, which was fine with us. I’m sure that when other artists draw the suit, there’ll be some individual modifications as well — Joe Q mentioned that it was a bitch to draw when he was doing the Marvel NOW! promo image, so we figured that different guys would find ways to streamline it in different ways.”
Check out Opena and Cassaday’s designs below and stay tuned for more on Marvel NOW! as it develops.