Between leaked photos and a short trailer played at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, fans have been teased mercilessly in anticipation of Joss Whedon's superhero epic, The Avengers. But now Entertainment Weekly is looking to add to the feverous fan frenzy by releasing the first official image from the movie on the cover of the October issue of the magazine, on sale tomorrow. 

Unfortunately the image is as underwhelming as it is bland. Overly Photoshopped, poorly lit, and seemingly pasted together from various separate images, Entertainment Weekly really missed an opportunity to show off a truly iconic image of the team. Instead we get a Captain America that looks like he just got called into the principal's office, a Bruce Banner that seems like he's having digestive problems, and a picture of Thor that looks like it was added mere moments before the magazine got printed. 

While The Avengers is still primed to be one of the most anticipated flicks of 2012, the next time Earth's Mightiest Heroes grace the cover of a magazine, they better look more, ya know, super. 

[via Entertainment Weekly