Exclusive Marvel Comics Preview: New Avengers #19

by Russ Burlingame

Marvel Comics have released a five-page preview of next week's New Avengers #19 by Jonathan Hickman, Valerio Schiti and a cover by Dustin Weaver.

The issue continues the story of the Great Society, heroes on a parallel earth who are strikingly similar to DC's Earth-2 Justice Society of America in both powers and in some of their designs and hail from Earth 4,290,001.

Schiti recently shared a bit about his process, admitting that big team books like New Avengers present a unique challenge since he's best known for books with smaller casts like the fan-favorite Journey Into Mystery.

"I really love to enhance a character’s personality through their attitude and emotional reactions, the design and of course with the expressions," the artist said. "It’s easier on a comic book like Journey Into Mystery with an emphatic character like Lady Sif, a little harder in a dramatic book like New Avengers. I’m still honing, learning how to draw people’s expressions from a lot of artists like Sara Pichelli or Stuart Immonen and from Disney’s movies but the real secret is to keep a mirror on my desk. I always do every face a character does, all day long. No one except my girlfriend will see those silly faces—luckily for me!"

Check out the official solicitation text for the issue, as well as our exclusive preview pages, below!

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.