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First Look: AVENGERS WORLD #3

Shang-Chi is ready to kick everyone's butt that stands in the way of the Avengers.

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Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AVENGERS WORLD #3 – the next blockbuster issue from critically acclaimed creators Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, and Stefano Caselli! Spread thin across the globe, squads of Avengers fight for their lives on multiple deadly fronts. A.I.M. has made their move – and they’ve declared Earth an Avengers World no longer! But not if Shang-Chi has anything to say about it! The Hand has woken the beast of legend. Out of the Earth rises a great dragon – with the city of Madripoor atop its head! Deep in the heart of the city, Shang-Chi faces down The Gorgon – ruthless leader of the shadowy ninja clan. Winner takes control of The Hand – and gets to keep their life! Don’t miss a minute of the bone-crunching martial arts action this February! The fight to the death begins in AVENGERS WORLD #3!

AVENGERS WORLD #3 (DEC130688)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN & NICK SPENCER

Art by STEFANO CASELLI

Cover by RAGS MORALES

Variant Cover by AGUSTIN ALESSIO

FOC 1/27/14, ON-SALE 2/19/13

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Posted By 2cool4fun
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Posted By oldnightcrawler

Is it just me, or is wolverine in like 50 X-Men & Avengers comics?

That's what everyone keeps saying, but I read 4 Avengers comics and 5 X-men comics last month, and Wolverine was only in one of those (and it was Wolverine & the X-Men).

Sure, Wolverine shows up in more books than a lot of characters and is bound to show up in any book eventually, but it's not like he's just everywhere all the time.

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Edited By Supreme_Maj

I am not feeling it for Shang Chi Hickman is going to kill him in those issues because most of the time characters who make the mistake of meeting the Gorgon are dead meat I hope they are not going to kill shang chi off pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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@saren said:

Well, I suppose it's refreshing to know DC's not the only company that enjoys crapping all over my favorites....

Yeah, what happened to oh Hickman's not going to do any disrespect to Gorgon talk..........

And Didn't MMH beat Despero New 52, a character who usually roflstomps him?

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Posted By Guardiandevil83
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Posted By Jake Fury

Pumped for this, loving the focus on less famous Avengers like Shang Chi and Smasher.

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Posted By movieartman

@movieartman said:

GUYS REMEMBER at the begining stark gave shang chi some tech based wrist gauntlets which allowed him to do this

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Holy dick,who does this art?

The Amazing Jerome Opena

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Edited By MakkyD

@humanrocket: I was talking about Avengers and Avengers World.

Though yeah, I get what you're on about. Avengers is meant to be about life, while New Avengers revolves around death.

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Edited By HumanRocket

@maccyd: your right the two Avengers teams were meant to be polor opposites. The Avenges series was meant to look at the world as an idealist were the Avengers make the good choices were else in New Avengers looks at the world in the point of the view of realist were the New Avengees have to make the hard choices and the choices that the regulator Avengers team can't make. You just have to look at the start of each series and it will tell you what each book deal with. The Avengers books starts of with the statement " there was nothing and then there was everything" were New Avengers starts with " there was everything and then there was nothing". Both books are polor opposites yes but it beyond the team rosters

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Posted By MakkyD

@v_scarlotte_rose: @humanrocket: I thought one of the points of separating the Avengers books was that one would concentrate on the more traditional Avengers while World would concentrate on the newcomers? Breaking up the large roster, so as for better character development and whatnot.

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Posted By The_Titan_Lord

Nice. just love how Marvel handle their characters. They give everyone the stage every now and then.

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Posted By JeanRalphio

GUYS REMEMBER at the begining stark gave shang chi some tech based wrist gauntlets which allowed him to do this

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Holy dick,who does this art?

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Posted By JeanRalphio

I like the Bruce-Chi look

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Posted By CaptainHoopla

Looks pretty good. That variant cover, wow!

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Posted By TDK_1997

I really want to see what Gorgon will have to offer in the issue.

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Posted By tigerkaya

Well considering Mark Millar wrote this trash character of Gorgon I say let the Bruce Lee knockoff go for it and I'm okay with him killing Gorgon if that's an option no one will miss him.

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Edited By HumanRocket

@v_scarlotte_rose: I would suggest you read the first two issues or even first three. I was the same way I didn't buy the series until a few days before Infinity and I was blown away and dissappointed at myself for not diving into the series when I first started. I promise you it's worth your time to AT LEAST read the first 3 issues.

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Posted By powerplay

@humanrocket: I agree with this 100%. It is a bit better now but the quality difference between New Avengers and Avengers right before Infinity was astounding. If I didn't know better, I would have said New was written by a different and much better author.

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Posted By V_Scarlotte_Rose

@humanrocket: I'm currently reading 5 Avengers titles, but New Avengers isn't one of them. It just doesn't have characters I'm really interested in.

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Posted By HumanRocket

@v_scarlotte_rose: I would suggest if you aren't reading an Avengers book and want a really well told story with characthers with strong personalities and were you actually invest time into caring about them go with New Avengers. It's IMO the best series that Marvel has going right now.

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

@moviesrtman aaah I knew something was up

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Edited By V_Scarlotte_Rose

@humanrocket: Maybe that's just a problem that comes with having such a big team, especially when some of them are new. If this series is just going to showcase some of the less known members, I'm not sure if it's worth getting.

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Posted By HushoftheWind

If Shang did get a solo series im trying to figure out how the would differentiate between Iron Fist and Shang

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Posted By HumanRocket

@v_scarlotte_rose: it wouldn't surprise me if that's what the early issues are about. Hickman did this in his avengers series last year focusing on Captain Universe Hyperion Shamaher and Star Brand in a lot of the issues. The problem is that while he does focus on a single characther in some issues those same characthers lose personality in the other issues. It's an issue in starting to really dislike of Hickman which is suprising because his characthers in New Avengers always have personality and characteristics that make me CARE about the chracthers which is something I can't say about his Aveners World and some of his Avengers issues.

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Posted By 2cool4fun

Is it just me, or is wolverine in like 50 X-Men & Avengers comics?

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Posted By V_Scarlotte_Rose

So, is this series going to be focusing on a particular character each issue?

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Posted By movieartman

GUYS REMEMBER at the begining stark gave shang chi some tech based wrist gauntlets which allowed him to do this

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Edited By SupremeHyperion

Awesome, looks amazing. Hyperion is definitely my favorite Comic character of all time and I really hope he gets more run in this upcoming book. I'm praying that they put together a Squadron Supreme book again (they could do a story of what life was like before hyperion's world was destroyed.

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Posted By micah007123

@maddpanda531: Same, I always like Hyperion and Shang-Chi is awsome

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Posted By daredevil21134

Hell Yeah go Shang Chi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By God_Spawn

@k4tzm4n: Shang Chi just Liu Kang'd him in the face with a fireball. I'm not sure this is ending well.

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

@z3ro180: well he must have something coz he dose a thunder clap then later his fist starts glowing Immortal Weapon style.

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Posted By Maddpanda531

Gotta say, despite the oversized roster, I'm really liking Hickman's Avengers. I'd hardly read any Shang-Chi prior, but I've found myself becoming quite a fan of his character. I'm also glad to finally see Hyperion as a regular member of an ongoing 616 series.

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@saren said:

Well, I suppose it's refreshing to know DC's not the only company that enjoys crapping all over my favorites....

@jonny_anonymous said:

@k4tzm4n: Well it was Hickman that wrote Gorgon killing gods so I'm sure he knows what he's doing and if you look at the rest of the preview Shang seems to have super strength

The god in question was a 10 year old boy. Whom Hickman felt Gorgon would struggle with.

and he also had him mess up speedsters also I think Shang is up-graded, look at the scan above

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Posted By cobra88king8

It's odd seeing Madripoor (and AIM island in the other Avengers World story) being used completely differently in other books. Uncanny X-Men is using Madripoor in some interesting ways that don't seem to be present here. And the whole Secret Avengers arc seems nonexistent if you read last weeks Avengers World

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Posted By Wolverine008

Looks like Tomi is heading towards jobberville.

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Edited By Saren

Well, I suppose it's refreshing to know DC's not the only company that enjoys crapping all over my favorites....

@k4tzm4n: Well it was Hickman that wrote Gorgon killing gods so I'm sure he knows what he's doing and if you look at the rest of the preview Shang seems to have super strength

The god in question was a 10 year old boy. Whom Hickman felt Gorgon would struggle with.

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Edited By Jonny_Anonymous

@k4tzm4n: Well it was Hickman that wrote Gorgon killing gods so I'm sure he knows what he's doing and if you look at the rest of the preview Shang seems to have super strength

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

Aw, why didn't you post the rest?

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