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Marvel Universe Vol1: Avengers by alexmax Marvel Universe Vol1: Avengers by alexmax
While I am (was?) a DC fan boy, for some years I was a Marvel zombie. When I was a little kid my favorites were Superman and Spider-man, but by 1990 I was only into Marvel, mostly because I had easier access to their comics. Last thing I remember from Marvel was that Peter Parker was a clone, and the "real" Spider-Man had been gone since before I was even born, Wolverine was some sort of ape in a pirate bandana and the Avengers had been banished to a different plane of existence and had lousy outfits. I went (back) to Superman and DC, and never looked back.

So, after that boring story, here are The Avengers. Picked a good time to do this, now that I really can't stand DC either. What a coincidence that some of the "masterminds" behind Marvel's debacle in the mid-90's are now spearheading the DCnU crapola.

Spider-Man: He was my favorite Marvel character. Along with Superman, he has one of the few costumes that are "perfect" and need not be mess around with. One of the reasons that Kyle Rayner was my 2nd favorite DC character is that the GL is pretty much the Peter Parker of the DCU.

Thor: My 2nd favorite Marvel character, in "classic Kirby pose". Gave him a look that has a little of everything:equal parts classic, modern and movie Thor.

Iron Man: Was never a huge fan of Tony, but the first movie is, hands down, my favorite superhero movie, behind The Incredibles (despite being a DC fan, the Batman -Burton or Nolan- movies do nothing for me, less said about Superman Returns, the better). To reflect that, this Iron Man is somewhat inspired by the movie, but is not at all movie-accurate.

Captain America: Was planning to see the movie, BUT Paramount is not distributing movies to Venezuela at the moment :-/

Spider-Woman: Had a hard time figuring out which female Avengers I wanted to draw. Spider-Woman wasn't "active" during my time reading Marvel, but I remembered watching reruns of the cartoon as a kid, and the latin-american intro had a super catchy tune! :)

Scarlet Witch: Other than Sersi, Scarlet was the other female Avenger I remember from back in the day (well, and the other Spider-Woman with the black Spidey costume).

Hulk: Tried to make a super-angry/demented Hulk. Heavily inspired by Ed McGuinness' Hulk, who I only guess based his Hulk on John Romita Sr.'s Hulk.

So there, The Avengers. Next up: I'm thinking I'll be back at some DC Comics villainy, and I'm not talking about drawing DiDio, Johns, Harras, Lee, Morrison or Liefield!
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:iconampstorm:
AMPStorm Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
way too cool!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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SupermanOA Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
awesome work man but wheres deadpool lol
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Don't think I'll be including Deadpool anytime soon. Closest thing I've got to Deadpool is Deathstroke in the Secret Society lineup I did a while back :B
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Hannajohal Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Perfect individual background with the perfect shape!!!! I love your style and the poses!
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:iconalexmax:
alexmax Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Hannajohal Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
You deserve it!!!!!

Your welcome!!
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Nice
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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NaGaSaNe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :)
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alexmax Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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JMoney667 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!! I LOVE THIS!!! Is there any chance of seeing Giant Man & Wasp? Regardless, keep up the great work!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just posted some X-Men, if you are interested. I don't know, I'm not a big fan of Marvel, so I don't think I'll be doing any more Avengers. Can't think of 7 other Avengers I "need" to do. You know what I mean? I will try and make something with the Fantastic Four, add Dr. Doom, She-Hulk and Ghost Rider, or Namor, or Punisher. Still undecided.
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JMoney667 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved your X-Men pic! Thought it was absolutely awesome!!! It's cool your not a big marvel fan, I'm also not marvel's #1 fan & am much more of a DC fan. However, I just think it could be cool to see Wasp, Giant-Man, She-Hulk, Tigra, Quicksilver, Wonder Man & The Vision, which are 7 Avengers, you don't have to choose those ones, I'm just giving you some ideas. You could also go with Wasp, Giant-Man, Ghost Rider, She-Hulk, Punisher, Doctor Doom & The Fantastic four. Obviously, the decision is up to you, but if you could please throw in Hank Pym & Janet Van Dyne! I think that would totally be awesome of you. If you wouldn't mind, I'm sure your very busy so whenever you can find the time. I would greatly appreciate it, thanks!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'll think about it. Not making any promises, but I will take it in consideration.

Thanks for taking your time into putting together this suggestion!
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JMoney667 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, thanks for taking my suggestion into consideration! Keep up the great work!
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SwordsOfDracon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spidey's my favorite too!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Spider-Man was my favorite long time ago, but I guess I'll always have some level of appreciation for the character.

Thanks for the comment.
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Dragon-Kid Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Talking about Marvel: Did you dislike Quesada's run on Marvel because he messed with Spidey's marriage? And to some extent Brian Michael Bendis for the fact that he vinculated the Avengers with SHIELD, and for his dislike of Tigra.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I stopped reading Spider-Man (and the rest of Marvel) in 1996, years before Quesada's run on Spidey. Is that the Brand New Day storyline? From what I understand that one was almost as controversial and off-putting as the Clone Saga. I also read something about Spider-Man current comics, where Doc Ock and Peter switched bodies, and Peter dated Auny May while in Otto's body, and Peter's body is killed somehow, and now Doctor Octopus is Spider-Man. Sounds pretty terrible.

Marvel doesn't know what to do with Spider-Man, just like DC seems to have given up on Superman. No wonder Batman and Wolverine have been the true flagship characters for the past 25-30 years.
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Dragon-Kid Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Also, how about Nova, a character which when debuted was simply a Tagalong Kid to the New Warriors, but recently Took a Level in Badbutt in the Annihilation event, he single handly defeated Annihilus.

Unfortunately, he sacrified his life in The Thanos Imperative in order to save the galaxy. And now, in AvX, a new Nova appears in form of Sam Alexander, and his reception is mixed. Almost he starred in his Marvel NOW! ongoing comic, which includes his origin.

Changing the theme, any plans to make new entries in your Marvel Universe series?
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alexmax Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nova was cool.

The plan is to make a group with seven X-Men, but it's hard to sit down and actually WANT to draw those characters. I must though, eventually. Promised to make them long ago. After that, I intend to have a Fantasic Four themed group, mainly 'cause I want to make a Dr. Doom.
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benliau0227 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Good Job!!

Amazing Picture.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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SkrullLantern28 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Can't wait to see some of your upcoming versions, would love to see Hawkeye, the Fantastic Four, Galactus, Dr Doom, Ms Marvel etc, etc.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Next one, if ever, will be The X-Men. I don't know when. I'm having a hard time trying to put some effort into doing more Marvel characters ( ._.)
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Zombo-Art Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fantastic! Love the art style and the energy that comes through. Why can't "real" comics look this good these days?
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alexmax Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, thank you for such kind words, really appreciated. Though, it must said that there are innumerable comic artist out there that are infinitely better than me!
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gentiletti Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Amazing works!
Just fan... I can't wait for Marvel one's!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'll try not to make it a very long wait. I just don't know how if I'll be making many more Marvel character beyond the 7 X-Men I have on pencils.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Awesome work
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alexmax Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thanks:
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YoshiCrusader Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Has Spiderman met Spiderwoman? lol and awesome job XD
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alexmax Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have no idea, my guess would be yes.

Thank you!
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spideyxraefan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love your style and yes the spiderman clone saga was a riot!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!

At the time, I thought the clone saga was something worth rioting against, but this many years later, I'm sure if I were to read it again, I'd find it funny :B... still, not sure if reading that again is something I want to do at all. :lol:
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spideyxraefan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:)
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BSEIson Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Great stuff!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Bent-Lantern Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Doode! Can I request an all-female Marvel piece!? It would be so cool!
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alexmax Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't think I like Marvel that much to do more lineups beyond Fantastic Four and X-Men. To be honest I'm not sure I like DC much anymore these days. But don't worry there will be 4 females in the X-Men lineup, whenever it is that I get around to actually making it. :depressed:
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Bulman66 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome pic man
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alexmax Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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huatist Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see Hawkeye, Ant-Man and Wasp in it, but hey its Vol. 1
This artwork is awesome, hands down dude.
Wish you would do Marvel Knights too... :))
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alexmax Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!

Can't say I will do any of those characters any time soon (my plans were to just have some X-Men and FF, and then no more :B), but never say never I guess! Currently I'm swamped with work, so I have no idea when I'll make a 2nd Marvel lineup... or for that matter the next DC lineup.
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GreenKaoz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Very cool.

I took a similar path growing up I was big fan of Flash from DC (though I also was a fan of Green Hornet - but without a comic when I was growing up it is hard to collect anything). I moved to Marvel because I felt it was more realistic, but I have moved back to DC (though I will also go after independents).
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alexmax Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)

I figure my story isn't all that unique, a lot of people seemed to have dropped Marvel during the Spider-Man Clone Saga, just like some people dropped reading DC with the most recent events (Truth be told I've read reviews saying the new 52 are ok-to-good, but I really don't care). :P
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da-hart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I am a huge Marvel fan. I would really love to see more of these lineups. Your way of art is a very special way to represent the characters.
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alexmax Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'll certainly consider it, seeing how well this Avengers lineup was been received. I'm thinking maybe doing an X-Men lineup, I already know who I'll include in that one. Maybe a Fantastic Four lineup? I could complete the lineup by including Namor, She-Hulk and Dr. Doom? I haven't thought much about that one... maybe a random Marvel characters lineup?
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da-hart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Well Marvel is my obsession. If you need characters for some other lineups just let me know. I really enjoy your art and to see Marvel characters through you eyes is remarkable.
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