Iron Man, Wolverine, and Venom Get New Suits in Dark Avengers Concept Art

In Dark Avengers concept art shared by Mike Deodato, it turns out the twisted team initially gave Wolverine, Venom, Hawkeye, and more new looks.

In concept art recently shared by Mike Deodato, the dark avengers‘original drawings reveal Norman Osborn almost wore very different clothes Iron Man armor as the leader of the team, and that the designs of the twisted versions of Wolverine, Venom and more could have been totally new.

As part of Marvel Dark Reign event, Norman Osborn (the former Green Goblin) was able to use the Skrull invasion of Earth to elevate himself to a position of power while destroying faith in the planet’s heroes. With many heroes still on the run due to the Superhuman Registration Act, and Tony Stark disgraced by his failure to stop the events of Secret InvasionOsborn formed his own team of Dark Avengers – villainous characters who were happy to pose as iconic heroes.


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Appearing in Black Avengers #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato, the team originally consisted of Sentry and Ares (former Avengers associates keen to work with Osborn) as well as Wolverine (Logan’s son Daken), Hawkeye (the villain of Daredevil Bullseye), Spider-Man (from Mac Gargan Venom), Ms. Marvel (twisted psychiatrist Moonstone) and Captain Marvel (alien terrorist Noh-Varr.) Osborn completed the team in a modified Iron Man suit, trying to combine the footage of Iron Man and Captain America as the twisted Iron Patriot. Of course, central to the ruse was the idea that the team look at like the classic Avengers, so it was ultimately important that their costumes remained as similar to the originals as possible. However, past comics have included original concept sketches that show the villains in unique uniforms, suggesting there was a time when they would have had their own “heroic” looks. Recently, Deodato also shared these sketches in a multi-image Instagram post.

The first image shows a sketch of the costumes more or less as they appeared in the series. Here, the villains recreate the classic appearances of the heroes they ape, with Venom returning to its original form as Spider-Man’s black suit, Moonstone bringing back one of Carol Danvers’ first outfits, and Daken wearing the yellow and brown suit. from his father. , which exposes his tattoo on the sleeve. However, in the second image of the message, the characters are very different. Daken wears flowing robes, Venom replaces his white Spider-Man icon with chaotic yellow tendrils, and Moonstone wears a pink and purple outfit. Bullseye mimics Clint Barton’s character Ronin (which he adopted after Captain Ameirca’s death), but combines it with a bow and some purple accents.

However, the biggest change is Norman Osborn’s Iron Patriot, who appears in exaggerated yellow and blue armor with huge shoulders and a swinging American flag cape. Deodato’s other sketches later in the post show alternate designs for the Iron Patriot, with a more chrome-focused design in the second image, as well as a character design for Osborn’s consigliere Victoria Hand. These new designs are gorgeous and find a way to project the fact that while these characters come off as heroes, they’re villains through and through. Marvel and DC tend to use red, blue, and yellow for heroes, and green and purple for villains. Deodato’s sketches play on this idea, with ‘Hawkeye’, ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Wolverine’ featuring darker colors mixed with yellow, while ‘Ms. Marvel’ taps into the villains’ muted colors. Osborn’s Iron Man armor retains the red, blue, and yellow, though in such an exaggerated style, it’s clearly the result of a calculation.

Unfortunately, that’s probably why these designs weren’t used – dark avengers sees audiences fully captivated by the villains’ new personalities, and so more heroic looks played into it. The fact that the villains look different to the public eye – Venom takes on his true monstrous form, for example, and Bullseye removes his hood to reveal the “target” scar on his forehead – ultimately serves as the best possible visual metaphor for the how they deceive the country. Hope the dark avengers will return in one form or another – both because the basic concept is very promising and in case Deodato’s new look Iron Man, Wolverine, Venom and more may actually appear.

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Source: Mike Deodato

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