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Posted February 12, 2014 by Tim Wells in Comics
 
 

#Marvel Previews: Avengers Undercover, Deadly Hands of Kung-fu


Marvel is teasing that one hero is about to become a villain, in Avengers Undercover #1. We’ve got preview images from that, as well as the cover for the first issue of Deadly Hands of Kung-fu. Will you be picking up either of these new series? Which hero do you think is about to turn? Let me know in the comments section!

AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #1

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Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Art by KEV WALKER
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
On-Sale 3/12/14

Press Release

This March, ask yourself the question: If you were a teen superhuman and all the adult heroes failed you when you were kidnapped and tortured, would you switch sides and break bad? Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #1 from Harvey Award winning writer Dennis Hopeless and critically acclaimed artist Kev Walker!

Damaged, broken, and forever changed by their experiences in Murder World, five conflicted young superhumans are out to prove to the world they can still be heroes. Now, Bloodstone, Hazmat, Deathlocket, Cammi, Anachronism, Chase, and Nico are going rogue and heading deep undercover with the Masters of Evil. And they’re going to take them down from the inside!

But the longer these teens spend undercover, the deeper they descend into darkness. And the line between good and evil blurs. Before it’s all over – a new super villain will be born!

“In many super hero comics, the series jumps from adventure to adventure, never taking the time to dig deep and explore how a traumatic event would truly effect the protagonists. AVENGERS UNDERCOVER turns that situation on its head by using this trauma as the starting point, “ says editor Bill Rosemann. “What happens after your teachers abandon you? Where do you go when you no longer fit in with your old life? When the world has rendered their judgment as to what lies in your heart, how to you prove otherwise? Dennis and Kev have the answers—and to get them you’ll have to follow our heroes down a rabbit hole of pure evil.”

“There aren’t any rules this time,” says writer Dennis Hopeless in an interview with Marvel.com. “The game is over and the kids who have survived have to go back to real life. AVENGERS UNDERCOVER is the story of what that feels like. We explore the PTSD of the thing.”

“What sorts of life decisions do these kids make once they realize that they don’t really fit into their old lives anymore?” continued Hopeless. “Can they get any of it back? If so, how? And if not, what’s next?”

Their time in Murder World prepared them for death. But nothing can prepare them for their new lives among the Masters of Evil. The longer they stay undercover, their path’s become more clear: Join up with the Masters of Evil for real, or be discovered and killed! If you thought Murder World was dangerous, you haven’t seen anything yet – and it all starts this March in AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #1

DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG-FU #1

Click the preview to view larger image.Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu 1
Written by MIKE BENSON
Art by TAN ENG HUAT
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Press Release

This May, the Master of Kung-Fu returns for an all-new limited series full of murder, mystery and martial arts in DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG-FU #1 – from the creative team of Mike Benson (Deadpool Pulp) and Tan Eng Huat (X-Men Legacy)!

Hero. Teacher. Agent. Avenger. Shang-Chi has been many things. But this time, Marvel Universe’s most impressive hand-to-hand combatant is only one – vengeful! A highly trained MI-6 agent has been murdered in cold blood. One with deep ties to Shang-Chi’s past. As he journey’s to England to pay his respects, he’ll learn not all is as it seems. And if he’s not careful, he’s going to be the next body to drop!

“We’re really pushing Shang-Chi into the spotlight,” says series Editor Jake Thomas. “Here’s a guy who is part Bruce Lee, part James Bond, which seems like a perfect recipe to me! Mike’s written a story that is really going to surprise people, and getting Tan Eng Huat to draw wild kung-fu action sequences is an absolute dream. It’s got both cold, brutal espionage action along with the heart and soul of an old-school kung-fu quest. I could not possible be more excited for this story!”

Old friends and new enemies lie around each and every turn. And Shang-Chi stands alone against scored of deadly foes. Don’t miss a minute of the action when espionage and kung-fu collide this May in DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #1!


Tim Wells

 
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