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The Past Was Close Behind: Ed Hannigan Predicts the New Avengers Lineup

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This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.

Our latest example is Ed Hannigan’s cover for Avengers #221, which features theoretical Avengers, FOUR of which became the initial lineup of the New Avengers.

Obviously, since pretty much every Marvel hero has been an Avenger by now, this is less amusing than it would be when New Avengers #1 first came out, but still, it is funny to see this cover…


and realize that Wolverine, Spider-Man, Luke Cage AND Spider-Woman (none of whom would you ever expect to be Avengers in 1982) all made up the initial lineup of New Avengers in 2005 (along with Captain America, Iron Man and Sentry)…


If you have suggestions of future installments of this feature, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!

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