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David Petersen reveals origins of Elk-Thor and Bear-Hulk

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With the debut this morning of the first animal variants to mark Marvel’s All-New Marvel NOW! initiative, Mouse Guard creator David Petersen offers a look at how he drew a cover for Avengers #20.NOW, sporting an elk Thor, an eagle Captain America and a grizzly Hulk.

“I’d already decided on Cap being a bald eagle (patriotic symbolism and all) when Steve [Wacker] emailed me back (about some deadline detail stuff) offering up ‘Thor as an elk?” Petersen writes on his blog. “Once I saw that, I couldn’t un-think of Elk-Thor. And the last was Hulk who I decided would be like a massive angry grizzly bear. I sketched each of the animals as avengers out on separate pieces of paper and modified their costumes (except Bear-Hulk) to fit the animal frames.”

As usual, the Eisner Award-winning writer/artist delves into the process, and offers a look at the different stages of the cover. Take a peek below, and read the full post on Petersen’s blog.

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