The Ultimates

Ultimate Captain America is making his return to the Ultimate comic page following the death of Peter Parker last year. Ultimates #13 will feature Cap with a whole new look courtesy of artist Billy Tan.

IGN talked with writer Sam Humphries about bringing Cap back after so long an absence:

“Out there in the wilderness, he’s been thinking about all the big issues, like, what am I doing acting like a superhero? What are my duties in the 21st century? Am I still a soldier? Why did I survive decades encased in ice? For what purpose? Am I living up to that purpose? At the same time, while he was absent from duty on his little vision quest, America fell apart. That’s got to weigh heavily on a man who wears the stars and stripes.”

This may be the most drastic redesign the Captain America character has ever had in any universe. Tan added:

“It’s my design based on Sam’s descriptions — WWII roots, Iraq War-style chest armor, cargo pants, boots… a very military look in Cap’s way. He probably has to hand paint the ‘A’ on the helmet himself since he doesn’t have the luxury of having S.H.I.E.L.D. painting him a perfect one.”

What do you think of this new Ultimate look?

This NerdBastard thinks this change is just a hair from being as bad as the Gruenwald armored Captain America pictured below

Lords of Kobal, that was a horrendous costume look for Captain America.

It’s those shoulder pads in the new look that draw most of this NerdBastards’ ire. If you want Cap to have a more military look, maybe draw from actual military field uniforms and body arm0ur used by American military forces.

One last nagging thing. Apparently Cap can paint perfect stars for his chest armour and shoulder pads, but can’t stay inside the lines when it comes to painting an “A” on his helmet.

Via: IGN

Marvel just released a new promo image that features the Avengers looking rather…ultimate. The poster isn’t finalized or anything, but it does gives us a solid look at the worlds mightiest. It’s nerd-TASTIC. Couple of things:

1. Is that the S.H.I.E.L.D. heli-carrier they are standing on? Also, is that the Avengers Jet flying over head?

2. Why is Iron Man’s leg grey?

3. Maria Hill and Agent Coulson aren’t featured. *Sad face*

4. Glad to see The Hulk isn’t 10 feet tall, but is there any particular reason why he looks like Vincent D’Onofrio? Which makes me wonder: are Vincent D’Onofrio and Mark Ruffalo the same person? Must be.

The artistic rendition of these characters are clearly influenced from the Ultimates. That’s Ultimate Cap, Ultimate Thor and Ultimate Hawekeye in there. Overall, everyone is looking pretty bad-ass.

What do you think of the latest Avengers artwork? What about The Hulk? I think he looks better that he did in any of the previous films.

Directed by Joss Whedon, the anticipated Marvel Studios film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgård. The movie hits theaters on May 4, 2012.

Source: SuperHeroHype


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