When the Avengers emerge in the fallout of "Civil War II," the team will look a bit different -- although they'll be fighting a familiar and deadly foe. Marvel Comics has given CBR the exclusive first look at Alex Ross' cover for the all-new "Avengers" #1, which is part of the publisher's upcoming Marvel NOW! initiative. The cover depicts the Avengers' streamlined new roster: Captain America, Thor, Vision, Wasp, Hercules and Spider-Man
This lineup of course comes after the departure of the teenage members Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Nova and Ms. Marvel from the team; those characters will form the core of the new "Champions" team book. This new Alex Ross cover does exclude one possible member that was included on the initial series teaser art by Adam Kubert: an Iron Man with an unrevealed identity.
The solicit text for the new series proclaims the title of the first storyarc as well, which will be called "Kang War One." It's possible that we just saw the kickoff of this storyline in a recent issue of Waid's "All-New All-Different Avengers" as well.
MARK WAID (W) • MIKE DEL MUNDO (A)
COVER BY ALEX ROSSThe time has come! Their ranks shattered by Civil War, their spirits weighted down by a toll both personal and spiritual, Earth's Mightiest Heroes must find the resolve to stand united one final time against their greatest foe! Captain America! Thor! The Vision! The Wasp! Spider-Man! Hercules! When the dust settles, not a one of these valiant heroes will make it to the final page alive!This is KANG WAR ONE!
"Avengers" #1 by Mark Waid and Mike Del Mundo arrives in stores this November.