The MCU Avengers Tower Finally Makes Its Marvel Comics Debut


The Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed the world of Marvel Comics in many notable ways. The success of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, for instance, necessitated the S.H.I.E.L.D. director on the page to be replaced by the African-American Nick Fury Jr. Alternatively, original characters like Phil Coulson have retroactively been added to the comics.

One major aspect of the MCU that hadn’t been added to the funny books though is the Avengers tower. In the movies, Tony Stark redesigned his Stark Tower, badly damaged in the Battle of New York in The Avengers, as an HQ for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The skyscraper held this position until the end of Age of Ultronthough it’s since appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

As the team have had various bases on the page, though, there was never any need to introduce the Tower…until now, that is. The MCU-accurate Avengers Tower has finally made its comic book debut in Old Man Hawkeye #6 – as you can see below.

Set in the same alternate universe as Old Man Logan, the series doesn’t have to worry about mainstream continuity and is free to add in a huge connection to the movies in the form of Stark’s skyscraper. Avengers Tower only appears in a single panel, the opening panel of the issue, as part of a flashback to Clint Barton’s younger days, but it’s a welcome sight nonetheless.

The appearance of the Avengers Tower will likely lead some fans to theorize that Old Man Hawkeye takes place in the MCU. And while that would be a lot of fun, it’s unfortunately not possible due to the various contradictions between the comic series and the events of the movies. This is presumably just a fun easter egg put there by the artist to get folks disproportionately excited. If that was the goal, then mission accomplished.