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Posted by gmanfromheck (42086 posts) - - Show Bio

AVENGERS has had a lot of 'big' cosmic action lately but Jonathan Hickman is continuing to mix things up. With Mike Deodato on board handling the art, we're going to see the team head to another area we haven't really seen them before - Hong Kong.

Check out the first look Marvel has released for AVENGERS #11 on sale next month.

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Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avengers #11 from the blockbuster creative team of writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Mike Deodato! All bets are off as the Avengers head to Hong Kong to uncover a deadly threat in one of its finest casinos. While Cannonball and Sunspot win big at the craps table, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, and Spider-Woman discover the dangers of being made while spying in a casino! And with Shang-Chi tackling an ancient foe in an epic showdown – no fan can miss this action packed issue!

Want to learn more about Mike Deodato’s work on Avengers? Head on over to Marvel to see what characters Mike likes drawing best, and how his process has changed.

AVENGERS #11 (MAR130611)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art by MIKE DEODATO

Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER

FOC – 4/8/13, ON-SALE – 5/1/13

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#1 Edited by Veshark (9458 posts) - - Show Bio

The Avengers in civvies at a casino in HK? Sounds like it'd be an interesting read, at least.

Also, FIRST!

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#2 Edited by UltimateSMfan (2292 posts) - - Show Bio

That ART!!

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#3 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (10326 posts) - - Show Bio

The art looks great.

Does anyone know who that guy one the last page was?

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#4 Edited by broo1232 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks good! Loving the book at the minute one of my favourite ongoings hope this continues to be good but I bet it will Mike Deodato's always good :D Looking forward to the Shang-Chi spotlight should be good.

Also Dustin Weaver has produced some fantastic covers I'll miss him on the series :( But LENIL YU! is going to be drawing it!

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#5 Posted by KnightofSteel (368 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a big Deodato fan -- I wonder how long he's hanging around for? Judging by how many artists the title's had already, likely not long. This seems to be Marvel's strategy for many of their Now books, a visual jarring strategy I'm not crazy about.

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#6 Edited by Veitha (4154 posts) - - Show Bio

Carol must really love poker, she's played poker in so many issues in the last few years lol

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#7 Edited by BR_Havoc (1694 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Deodato art but he really needs to get Carol's hair down part I mean she lost the little faux hawk and has never had it other then on the covers of her own series.

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#8 Posted by dondave (41353 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome Aart

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#9 Posted by sora_thekey (8811 posts) - - Show Bio

LOLing at the cover!!!

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#10 Edited by Mucklefluga (2653 posts) - - Show Bio

There should be a Captain Marvel/Black Widow/Spider-woman book.

also that art is suuuuuuuuuuuperb.

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#11 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6732 posts) - - Show Bio

@mucklefluga: Do you read Avengers Assemble? Since I started reading with #9, Spider-Woman's been quite important throughout, the last 2 issues were based around Black Widow, and #16-17 are part of a Captain Marvel crossover, and Black Widow and Spider-Woman seem to be involved.

I just realised you'll already know all of that if you do read it. What I'm basically trying to say is that it Assemble seems to be the best place to read Spider-Woman at the moment, I've seen more Black Widow focus in it than in Avengers, and outside of her own title, it seems to be the best place to read Captain Marvel.

Thought I should mention it. :)

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#12 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12451 posts) - - Show Bio

Ma Goodness The art!!!!!!

Too bad I can't get behind Hickman's writing.

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#13 Edited by Mucklefluga (2653 posts) - - Show Bio

@mucklefluga:

Do you read Avengers Assemble? Since I started reading with #9, Spider-Woman's been quite important throughout, the last 2 issues were based around Black Widow, and #16-17 are part of a Captain Marvel crossover, and Black Widow and Spider-Woman seem to be involved.

I just realised you'll already know all of that if you do read it. What I'm basically trying to say is that it Assemble seems to be the best place to read Spider-Woman at the moment, I've seen more Black Widow focus in it than in Avengers, and outside of her own title, it seems to be the best place to read Captain Marvel.

Thought I should mention it. :)

No i don't read Captain M, i've heard it's really great tho. Thanks for the info! :)

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#14 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6732 posts) - - Show Bio

@mucklefluga: No problem. The story is good, the current artist has had mixed reviews, but it looks like the new artist from #13 onwards is pretty good.

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#15 Edited by Mucklefluga (2653 posts) - - Show Bio

@mucklefluga: No problem. The story is good, the current artist has had mixed reviews, but it looks like the new artist from #13 onwards is pretty good.

Cool, i may pick up the trade(s). If they're out yet?

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#16 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

let the bruce lee jokes pour in.

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#17 Posted by CombatSpoon86 (962 posts) - - Show Bio

Deodato's art kills

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#18 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6732 posts) - - Show Bio

@mucklefluga: Volume 1: In Pursuit Of Flight is available now. Volume 2: Down, is available on May 28th.

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#19 Posted by Mucklefluga (2653 posts) - - Show Bio

@mucklefluga: Volume 1: In Pursuit Of Flight is available now. Volume 2: Down, is available on May 28th.

Awesome, thanks again for supplying me with that information.

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#20 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6732 posts) - - Show Bio
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#21 Posted by queenfrost_ (2613 posts) - - Show Bio

I LOVE that line-up!!!! But why is Carol wearing feudal Japanese garments when the story is set in Hong Kong?

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#22 Posted by Chewish (39 posts) - - Show Bio

OH MY GOD YESSSS!!!! I love Hong Kong and the art in this book looks incredibke!!!

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#23 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6732 posts) - - Show Bio

@queenfrost_: I'm confused by that too.

I can't work out what Jessica is supposed to be. A sailor?

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#24 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

so.freaking. COOL!! finally shang chi, cannonball and sunspot are front and center like they should be. love the little anime and super sentai touches to the costumes on the cover (sailor spider-woman lol love it). and hong kong is always full of excitement. thank you marvel

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#25 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5512 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool

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#26 Edited by HushoftheWind (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

i like this Avengers book b/c its like watching a good animated series. No long connecting story arcs, just good stand alone stories.

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#27 Edited by daredevil21134 (15747 posts) - - Show Bio

Awsome!!!

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#28 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1614 posts) - - Show Bio

That art looks amazing!!! The writing, though? Eh......Hickman just wasn't able to keep me interested.

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#29 Edited by Novemberx2 (506 posts) - - Show Bio

looks amazing, this definatly the best MarvelNow title! without the Best Avengers book on sale.

Its shame is lagging behind in the sales. Uncanny Avengers has been so bland and delayed but is selling more.

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#32 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1763 posts) - - Show Bio

Good grief!! That cover! Spider-Woman's costume is kinda 'Sailor Moon' esqe, and Carol has some sort of samurai outfit... this is too close to stereotyping.

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#33 Posted by bsavelli (57 posts) - - Show Bio

the art is so beautiful I wanna die

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#34 Posted by Green ankh (1104 posts) - - Show Bio

Pass...what a lame line up ! And not to crazy for the art.

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#35 Posted by The Stegman (35520 posts) - - Show Bio

So far I have been bored to tears with Avengers due to the cosmic stuff, which I'm not a fan of, the last couple issues have been improvements, so I'm interested in this new direction.

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#36 Posted by jashro44 (38126 posts) - - Show Bio

So shang chi will actually have purpose on the avengers?

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#37 Edited by nappystr8 (1527 posts) - - Show Bio

While I like the idea of the cover a lot, it says Japan to me much more so than Hong Kong. Maybe it's just me.

Anyway, the interiors look stunning.

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#38 Posted by Teerack (10233 posts) - - Show Bio

Omg is that a sailor fuku version of Spider-Woman's outfit?! xD so awesome!

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#39 Edited by Zoch81 (404 posts) - - Show Bio

The art looks really good also love that love that cover.

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#40 Posted by BoyWander (333 posts) - - Show Bio

While I like the idea of the cover a lot, it says Japan to me much more so than Hong Kong. Maybe it's just me.

Anyway, the interiors look stunning.

No you're dead on. Those are more stereotypical Japanese apparel. Spider-woman's Seifuku, Captain Marvel's Samurai-esque armor and katana, Sunspot's got this ninja thing going on, Cannonball (I think?) has a Metal hero look and Black widow is all mecha/cyberpunk'd out. Only Shang-Chi seems to know what's up with his Bruce Lee look.

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#41 Posted by That60sGuy (318 posts) - - Show Bio

What the hell's Bumblebee doing on the cover? :D

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#42 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (960 posts) - - Show Bio

@broo1232: Wait, Yu is joining the art rotation?!?! or is he just replacing Weaver on covers? it'd be sick to see him on Avengers... i still remember his secret invasion stuff, that was nice.

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#43 Posted by broo1232 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

@baberaham_lincoln: Yu is doing the covers from issue #13 until I don't know when and will be the artist for issues 18-23 the Infinity tie-ins.

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#44 Posted by the creator (8561 posts) - - Show Bio

Shang Chi ftw.

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#45 Edited by tamabone (186 posts) - - Show Bio

Kinda looks like Oceans 11 done in Avengers number 11.

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#46 Posted by aaunderoath (166 posts) - - Show Bio

LOVE Deodato!! He needs to be a series regular again

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#47 Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome stuff I say :) Deodato's art pulls me in easily whenever I observe it.

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#48 Posted by Ultimate_QuickSilver1 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome! The art is amazing! to bad my mom doesn't give me a reasonable allowance! (Btw I'm 13 so yeah)

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#49 Posted by Kerrigan (265 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome cover and interior art.

But if there's "fun and games" in this issue it'll be a first for Hickman's Avengers (dull).