The comic book Avengers look very, very different from the movie Avengers.
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As Marvel Studios moves closer to expanding its Cinematic Universe with Phase 3, Marvel Comics is moving closer to its own mega-event. “Secret Wars” promises to radically alter the continuum of the Marvel multiverse. One effect of all that alteration: The Avengers will get a radical new lineup. As revealed by Wired, the new series All-New, All-Different Avengers will feature a superteam composed of some familiar faces—Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Vision–alongside newcomers Ms. Marvel and Nova.

But the most intriguing addition is both familiar and new: All-New, All-Different Avengers (or ANADA for short) will feature Spider-Man. But this will be Miles Morales, formerly the Spider-Man of the Ultimate Universe. ANADA will be written by Mark Waid, with art by Mahmud Asrar.

It’s unclear if Morales’ presence in ANADA means that he’ll be the only Spider-Man of the post-Secret Wars Marvel, or if Marvel will just have multiple Spider-Men running around, something which has never worked out badly ever. It’s also unclear if this will be the flagship Avengers team, or if the All-New All-Different Avengers will have to compete with various other Secret/New/Uncanny/West Coast Avengers. Also, to clarify, this is the Thor who’s a lady, the Captain America who used to be the Falcon, and the Ms. Marvel who isn’t the Ms. Marvel who became Captain Marvel. The Vision remains the Vision. Comics!