Comic Book / All-New, All-Different Avengers

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All-New, All-Different Avengers is an Avengers team book published by Marvel Comics, launched as part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel relaunch in November 2015, following the massive Secret Wars event earlier that year. Similar to how Marvel NOW! was headlined by Jonathan Hickman's Avengers prior, ANADA will be the new flagship title of the Avengers line.

Before this title was confirmed to be ongoing for the ANADM initiative, a special one-shot introducing the lineup was released for Free Comic Book Day 2015, providing a glimpse of the new Marvel Universe that would emerge after Secret Wars.

This team in particular boasts an all-star mix of old and new, emphasizing cross-generational and multi-ethnic themes: Iron Man, The Vision, and Captain America are its seasoned veterans, while Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Nova, and Thor are the new recruits.

Mark Waid is on tap as its writer, while Mahmud Asrar and Adam Kubert rotate on art duties; covers are provided by Alex Ross.

In the aftermath of Civil War II, the title will end and split up into two series as part of Marvel NOW! (2016)Avengers, focusing on the adult heroes, and Champions focusing on the teenage heroes.


Tropes found in All-New, All-Different Avengers:

  • Adorkable: Ms. Marvel, who volunteered for be an Avenger before the words were even out of Tony Stark's mouth. And then there's Nadia Pym, who is a super-excited bundle of nerves trying desperately to gain the approval of the Avengers and fulfill the title of the Wasp.
  • Affirmative Action Legacy: Pretty emphasized with this team, to the point where detractors often call them the "Affirmative Action Avengers" or the "Social Justice Avengers". Iron Man and Vision are the only non-legacy characters on the team.
    • Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) is a Muslim, Pakistani-American girl replacing Carol Danvers, a white, blonde woman.
    • Spider-Man (Miles Morales) is an Afro-Latino boy replacing Peter Parker, a white man. Downplayed in that Peter is still using his Spider-Man identity, but is having globetrotting adventures rather than fighting normal street crime.
    • Thor (Jane Foster) is a woman replacing her namesake, a man.
    • Nova (Sam Alexander) is a Mexican-American boy replacing Richard Rider, a white man.
    • Captain America (Sam Wilson) is a black man replacing Steve Rogers, a white man.
  • Ascended Fanboy:
    • Kamala, without a doubt. She went from writing Avengers Fan Fiction to being an Avenger.
    • She still is writing the fanfic, even after being on the team...which is justified, since suddenly stopping could potentially out her identity.
  • Backdoor Pilot: Issue 14 is essentially this for the Unstoppable Wasp.
  • Bat Family Crossover: Avengers Standoff is a mini-event planned to be told across the Avengers line of titles.
  • Batman Gambit: Miles method of taking down the army of time displaced Equinoxes in issue #6 is to feign friendly fire in order to weed out the Equinox from the actual present.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Cap and Iron Man trust Miles a lot more than Kamala and Sam, mostly because he helped bail them out after the Warbringer waylaid them, and also because they know Peter completely trusts Miles. Issue 2 of Miles' title shows that Miles rescued a team of Avengers from Blackheart.
  • Big Bad: The first foe of the group is a Chitarui that Nova faced down before Secret Wars, Warbringer.
  • Big Damn Kiss:
  • Blackmail: At the end of issue 3, the Vision does this to Nova, covering the fact that Warbringer might have been drawn to Earth because of his presence.
  • Broken Masquerade: Somehow averted during Avengers Standoff, despite Kobik's illusions causing all of the team to see each other unmasked and Spidey's mechanic uniform actually saying Miles on it!
  • Burning with Anger: In the first annual, this is Kamala's reaction when a fic she's reading turns out to have been a setup to the first Captain Marvel coming back and "reclaiming" the title from her and Carol.
  • Cassandra Truth: Nova's attempt vouch for Ms. Marvel getting framed for putting civilians in harms way falls flat because he had first attempted to attack Vision in fury.
  • Canon Immigrant: Nadia Pym, sort of. "Nadia" is Russian for "Hope," making her a version of Hope Pym. However, while the movie's Hope was the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, Nadia is the daughter of Hank and his first wife, Maria.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: The Vision, but it isn't his fault. After being tampered with by Kang, he unwittingly and unwillingly became a Manchurian Agent. Even after Kang is defeated, it's revealed that there's still some influence left.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Nadia Pym, the daughter of Hank Pym and his first wife, who died via Death by Origin Story way back before Hank became Ant-Man.
    • In issue #14 W.H.I.S.P.E.R. takes interest in Nadia.
  • Creepy Good: The Vision. Both Miles and Kamala admit in issue #3 that he creeps them out. Sam Wilson asserted a similar opinion an issue earlier. He is under the control of Kang.
  • Cyborg: One of the W.H.I.S.P.E.R. agents sent after Nadia has cybernetic arms.
  • Darkest Hour: Issue #5: Vision is able to get Kamala kicked out of the Avengers, Nova tries to attack Vision in retaliation only for Captain America to get angry at him and toss him out. When Kang makes himself known, Vision goes rogue and separates Thor from her hammer by attacking her and Cap, leading to him seeing her turn back into sickly Jane Foster, leaving Spider-Man and Iron Man the only ones left to deal with Kang and his little future Equinox army.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Issue #13 is Vision centric, #14 focuses on the Wasps, #15 on Thor, the annual mostly on Ms. Marvel.
  • Dramatic Unmask: Captain America discovering that Thor is the cancer-stricken Jane Foster.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The ANAD team was introduced in a Free Comic Book Day 2015 issue ahead of its official launch later in the year.
  • Easily Forgiven: Kamala, Sam and the Vision are easily welcomed back into the Avengers after Kang's defeat, though the first two hadn't really done anything and Vision disappears, as he's still shaken up by his actions.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: In-universe, people have called these Avengers the "Understudy Avengers" and Deadpool has referred to them as the "All-New, Cradle-Robbing Avengers"
  • Emotion Suppression: The Vision starts purging his emotions when he realizes that they are causing him to "see" past events, including old rescues, with one of these memories preventing him from saving a child from an exploding bus.
  • Fastball Special: Miles web-slings Kamala at Cyclone to knock him out of the air.
  • Fantastic Racism: Warbringer displays this toward humans, thinking of them as "vermin" made out of "carbon sludge".
  • Frame-Up: Thanks to some edited footage, Vision gets Kamala booted off the team for recklessness. Her protests that that's *not how it happened* are ignored.
  • Flying Car: Tony's new car not only flies, but can turn into an Iron Man suit at a moment's notice.
  • Funny Animal: The 3rd (not counting the framing story) "fic" in the annual is a funny animal AU where Kamala is a snake (Hiss Marvel) and Miles is a mole (Spectacular Spider-Mole, well at least he isn't a pig).
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Tony mentions Parker Industries with incredible disdain. Seems Tony and Peter are not on the up and ups.
  • The Hedonist: Thor is portrayed this way in this book. In fact, at one point, Iron Man says she behaves more like Hercules than Thor. We (the audience) know that this is a terminally-ill Jane Foster, so we understand her argument that life is too short and thus impulses should be acted upon, but none of her teammates do.
  • Hero Insurance: A particular problem for this cash-strapped version of the team. In the second issue, Ms Marvel (who's generally protective of Jersey City) chews Nova out for causing property damage (which was either unavoidable or for the sake of preventing a fire from spreading after evacuating the area, even if he was a touch impulsive about his methods). Sam Wilson visibly cringes when he realizes they wrecked the former Stark Tower and they don't have the cash to deal with it.
  • Hypocritical Humor: After Ms. Marvel and Nova are kicked off the team in issue #4, Spider-Man wise-cracks "Kids, am I right?". Tony isn't amused.
  • Immediate Sequel: The end of Issue 9 picks up immediately after the end of a plotline in Nova's solo book to continue the plot while Nova's bookmoves on to Civil War II tie-ins.
  • Jumped at the Call: Good lord, Tony can't even get out the invitation before Kamala says "yes" at being an Avenger. Three times before he actually does. And when he does, the kids throw their hands up in the air, super excited at the prospect. The adults are much more subdued, even Thor's.
  • Kid Hero: A deconstruction; initially downplayed in the earliest issues, but later made far less subtle. Usually, Avengers teams do not allow kids on (this was why Rage was kicked out years ago and why Young Avengers existed as a separate team). Iron Man, in particular, is very critical and standoffish in regards to the younger heroes of this team: Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man and Nova. This is justified, as there's always a risk putting children of their age on a team. Vision uses this to his advantage by forging video footage to make Kamala look reckless in combat, booting her, and when Nova confronts Vision and the others over this, they proceed to tear him a new one and kick him out.
  • Language Equals Thought: The Chitauri apparently have a hundred-and-ninety-two words for "hate". Gryphon thinks they should be on Twitter.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Warbringer looks down on humans, thinking of them as "primitive", and seeks to gain historical immortality among his people. He ends up getting flung into the far future, landing on the Chitauri homeworld, where he is dismissed as a primitive by the inhabitants (who have clearly never heard of him) and killed on the spot.
  • Lighter and Softer: Compared to Jonathan Hickman's Avengers, at least. The stakes here are much less apocalyptic.
  • Like You Were Dying: Thor, who spends a lot of time jovially fighting people, randomly kissing others and ultimately just acting high-on-life. After Sam discovers her secret he outright accuses her of having accepted she will die and is just living it up in her last moments.
  • Love at First Punch: Onesided. In All New-All Different Avengers issue one this is Ms. Marvel for Nova.
  • Mama Bear: Janet Van Dyne protects her stepdaughter, Nadia Pym, from fake Russian Immigration Bureau agents (actually agents of W.H.I.S.P.E.R., the organization led by The Maker a.k.a. Ultimate Reed Richards) who attempt to abduct Nadia.
  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: Kang attempts this by killing every Avenger that has ever lived in their cribs as babies (or, in Vision's case, just after creation). The main problem with this plan is Hercules, who not only does not have birth records (and nobody knows/remembers when exactly he was born), but he was super-strong and super-tough even when he was a baby (he strangled snakes to death in his crib, for goodness sake) and he was under the protection of Zeus, who would not take kindly to some time-hopping jackass trying to kill his son.
  • Manipulative Editing: Vision doctors footage of Ms Marvel to it look like she was endangering bystanders.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Vision isn't too keen on the fact that he turned against everyone. Thankfully, he's Easily Forgiven.
  • No Ending: The last three issues are single character focus Civil War II tie-in episodes for Vision, Wasp, and Thor. By the time the last of those was out, Champions #1 had already been released, showing how Kamala, Nova, and Miles left the team, while Infamous Iron Man #1 was also out, revealing why Iron Man left: He's dead. So the team's break-up is shown in other books instead of a proper ending being shown here.
  • Oh Crap! There Are Fanfics of Us...: Kamala learns what it's like to be the subject of fan-fiction in the first annual. It starts with her discovering an imaginary love triangle between herself, Miles and Nova. Written by Miles.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted — Sam Wilson and Sam Alexander are both members of this team.
  • Perpetual Poverty: One of the main themes with this particular team is their lack of funding, since they're not officially sponsored by S.H.I.E.L.D., Tony's not quite the financial powerhouse he used to be, and half of the team are teenagers. Editor Sana Amanat even calls them the "Broke-Ass" Avengers.
  • Post-Kiss Catatonia: After an unexpected kiss from a thunder goddess, Sam Wilson needs a moment to recover.
  • Pretender Diss: Jarvis is not thrilled about the new Wasp, claiming that she is sullying the honor of the original. However, he starts to warm up to her after she explained her origin, and he arranges her to meet Janet van Dyne, the original Wasp, when Nadia wants to meet the family she never met.
  • Ragtag Band of Misfits: More than half of the team are heroes with about a year of experience each, one of them on Death's door, three of them kids, all but two being Legacy Characters trying to uphold major legacies and people treat them like they're the Great Lakes Whatever-Team-Will-Let-Them-Use-Their-Name-Next... yeah, they got a lot of work ahead of them.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • As of the first issue, Nova and Ms. Marvel respectively. The two have an incredible awkward first encounter due to Nova being the more headstrong of the two.
    • Tony Stark and Sam Wilson are this as well. This is especially clear during Kamala's Frame-Up as Sam flips out over her actions before Tony steps in and calmly points out what's going on then regretfully requesting her termination.
  • Riches to Rags: Jarvis is not particularly thrilled to be serving the team out of a hangar instead of a lavish mansion or tower.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When the Avengers kick Kamala out, she tearfully and angrily rants at Nova about what happened, causing him to rush in and attack Vision. This only gets him kicked off the Avengers.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Nova, Kamala and Miles will do this at the series conclusion. A promo for their Marvel NOW! (2016) series Champions was captioned "WE QUIT!"
  • Secret Keeper: Sam Wilson is now possibly the only person to know Jane Foster is the new Thor. Until Jane reveals herself to Roz Solomon in her own book that is.
  • Self-Deprecation: Some other parts of the annual, especially the third, and for a lesser extent fourth, "fic"s that lampshade that their set-ups aren't that far away from stuff Marvel publishes occasionally.
  • Ship Sinking:
    • Despite the Ship Tease below, nothing seems to be happening between Cap and Thor. After Cap found out she is Jane Foster, she essentially told him that they won't be able to have any relationship, as she's a cancer patient. And in Cap's own comic, he starts a relationship with Misty Knight.
    • In-universe, Kamala furiously attempts to torpedo the idea of a love triangle involving herself, Spidey and Nova over the Internet.
  • Ship Tease: Captain America and Thor (see Big Damn Kiss above). Though, see Ship Sinking above.
    • With Nova and Ms. Marvel. sort of. When Nova first say Ms. Marvel fighting an oversized atom monster in Issue #1, one of his first thoughts is "I'm in love".
    • Another instance is when Kamala Khan is kicked off the team and Nova encounters her storming outside. After noticing her expression he immediately asks what's wrong with her, but she brushes him off, saying he would be happy now and that he always hated her. After she storms off and disappears, he blasts into the warehouse and pins the vision against the wall yelling at him for blackmailing him and for lying about Kamala.
  • Shipper on Deck: After seeing Captain America and Thor kiss one time, Kamala starts writing fanfics about them. She even inserts a Love Triangle plot with Juggernaut. She also has Thor remove her helmet to reveal herself as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel.
  • Sky Surfing: Miles rides on Iron Man's back at one point, using his powers to stay on.
  • Spot the Imposter: This is how Miles takes out Equinox - he fakes defecting himself and knocks out the Equinox that looked on in confusion. All the others disappeared.
  • Spotting the Thread: Both Tony and Sam realize Thor isn't acting like Thor and more like Hercules. When she flies off and talks about living life to the fullest, Tony realizes there's something not right about her.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: One of the fanfic shorts in the annual turns up to have been a setup to the original Captain Marvel coming back and basically telling Carol and Kamala to make their male teammates muffins. Kamala nearly combusts with anger.
  • Stylistic Suck: The 2nd "fic" in the annual has... an interesting MSPainty artstyle.
  • Super Dickery:
    • Implied with the cover to issue 5, which shows Iron Man kicking out Ms. Marvel, since the following issue has her back on. In actuality, the Vision faked video footage, making the other Avengers think that Kamala carelessly endangered civilians in attempting to subdue a robot.
    • Done in issue 3 where the cover and first couple pages show all the adult heroes violently attacking Nova. The next page reveals it was all just a nightmare Sam was having while he was unconscious.
  • Take That, Audience!: Parts of the annual especially the 1st (the one with the "true" Captain Marvel returning) and the 5th (it's a self-insert, and Kenneth needs help) "fics".
  • Take That, Critics!: In issue #4, Thor and Captain America talk about the criticism they've been getting (both in-and-out-of-universe), including the "When's the real one coming back?" questions that constantly pop up.
  • Teen Genius: Nadia Pym, who was able to manufacture her own version of her father's Pym particles.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: According to solicitations from All New All Different Avengers, Kamala and Sam (Alexander) will not be very friendly with each other while on the team. This is due to a horrible first encounter in which Sam wrecked up a part of Kamala's neighborhood due to monster fighting, then accidentally putting her on the spot while trying to be friendly with her by unmasking. Their second encounter doesn't go much better...
  • Temporal Paradox: Thor does this with her hammer to defeat Kang: her and Cap find her abandoned hammer in the future and she picks up the one in present day and smashes them together, the power forcing Kang away.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: Name-checked by Miles in issue 6, which features some serious abuse of time travel.
  • Tonight, Someone Kisses: The cover of issue four.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Kamala and Jane are the only women on the team. Then just as Nadia is set to join them, Kamala leaves the team to join the Champions with Miles and Sam.
  • Unbalanced by Rival's Kid: Averted Actually, Nadia is worried that Janet might not like or even hate her, but the exact opposite happens. The two become extremely close and Janet becomes Nadia's voice of reason and protector. Which makes Janet hesitant to talk about Hank around the girl.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: When the Avengers rescue Atlantic City from Cyclone, one person gripes that they were rescued by "the Understudy Avengers" with another complaining that everyone's getting so politically correct nowadays.
    Cap: Did you hear that? After we saved their lives?
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Half of the members on this team are teenagers with schooling responsibilities.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Nova, figuring they're pressed for time with Warbringer on the loose, decides to smother a fire by bringing down the whole building. Ms Marvel is not happy.
    • After the WHAM Line in issue 3's Epilogue
      Nova: Holy crap. I'm being blackmailed. By an AVENGER.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Nadia Pym. She's disheartened when she learned that the other heroes are fighting among themselves, so Janet has to explain to her that sometimes the other heroes simply disagree with each other like anybody else. Later, Janet also decides to let Nadia to keep the "idea" of her father (Hank Pym) and hero worship him, and choose not to tell her about Hank's "darker sides".
  • You Owe Me: Issue 3 - Vision suddenly and uncharacteristically pulls this on Nova in a way that's basically blackmail.

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