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I Am A Secret Avenger

Get your first look at the top secret cast for the new SECRET AVENGERS, from Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato

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Don't miss the brand new SECRET AVENGERS #1, from the superstar creative team of Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato, this May!

 

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      223 comments
      iceman2127
      iceman2127

      The first one is Beast. It showed him in I think it was either Amazing Spider-Man or New Avengers...I'd have to go back and check.

      ageightyeight
      ageightyeight

      [quote:08fdfc6bf8="Nova#1"]Can't wait for this series to begin. I'm going to be reading stories involving some characters I've never read in a comic before. Like Moon Knight and Valkyrie. Wait...I think they are the only ones I've never read before :lol:[/quote] I'd suggest picking up any issue of the Defenders that has Valkyrie present. As for Moon Knight he poked around the Defenders a bit, saw action in The West Coast Avengers but where Marvel ramped it up with Moonie has been his latest series and the previous 30 issues or so. Everything is worth while and will give the reader an appreciation for the characters.

      Nova1
      Nova1

      Can't wait for this series to begin. I'm going to be reading stories involving some characters I've never read in a comic before. Like Moon Knight and Valkyrie. Wait...I think they are the only ones I've never read before :lol:

      daarkanjel
      daarkanjel

      brubaker writing moon knight, that's worth it just in itself, deodato did a great job w/ MK issue 20, his werewolf was awesome. definitely going to be getting this title.

      szensei
      szensei

      I believe NOH-VARR alias PROTECTOR is one of our shadow figures...SHROUD is another...the Female is tricky, I want to agree its VALKYRIE but Im not sold on that. I recall hearing that one of the MI:13 members was joining. MEGGAN has a new persona now which escapes me but she could be the wildcard here. As for the flyer? Im stumped here. People wanna say NOVA but Im not certain He's gonna be allowed out of the COSMIC side of the MU. He's long overdue to be a member though. Anyway there's my theory.

      bds197485
      bds197485

      Please let it not be Nick Fury.

      BlackSamurai
      BlackSamurai

      Lol @ Deadpool being an Avenger, even a secret one. That'd be a good gag for a couple issues, but let's not. Have the only team to finally want him be one that even he might not want, like Great Lakes Champions (Great Lakes Academy soon anyone?) and keep that gag of team acceptance going some more.Cjr's lineup sounds interesting and plausible for the shadow figures, but Sleepwalker and redemption don't seem to match up. He did seem like he could have more done with him for real though.

      Nightwing1992
      Nightwing1992

      im guessingdeadpoolanti venomblack widowwar machinegauntletx-man

      bds197485
      bds197485

      [quote@cjr99823 I think the Secret Avengers are Patriot, Gauntlet, Sleepwalker, The Scarlet Spiders from Avengers Initiative, Valkyrie, War Machine[/quote] Welcome to the Marvel message board cjr99823.

      cjr99823
      cjr99823 member

      I think the Secret Avengers are Patriot, Gauntlet, Sleepwalker, The Scarlet Spiders from Avengers Initiative, Valkyrie, War Machine

      BlackSamurai
      BlackSamurai

      [quote@ebellavita77 There has to be some story to Wanda's return, she can't just pop out of nowhere and expect us to accept her as a hero...[/quote] I think the idea is for her to have a storied return, and/or her popping up leading to a story that would determine her fitness for being seen as a hero (beyond "She had a mental breakdown, let's forgive her now that she's better.")[quote@ebellavita77 ...looks like Hope will have something to do with reversing M-day over in Second Coming. I was hoping there would be more of MU crossover event with the Avengers and the X-Men to correct that.[/quote] I hope that too many people don't expect Hope's supposed reversal of the M-day effect to mean all ex-mutants get re-powered straight out. I wasn't a big fan of them being de-powered or anything, but having gone this far, I think undoing the spell might/should mostly mean mutant births & puberty triggerings were capable from then on, not a simple return to the bloated millions of mutants existing to make the company want to trim them down in the first place. Gives a return of mutant potential more road to enjoy walking down instead of a sudden arrival at a destination to then ask "Now what?"[quote@professorhulk Valkries not gonna be on the team. shes going to be appearing in heralds fighting a cosmic threat. i doubt shel have time to be an avenger.[/quote] Valkyrie's being on a team wouldn't be limited because of Heralds. If anything, her face-time there also helps promote the character more. With Heralds being a weekly mini series, the duration of a little over a month's worth of publishing time wouldn't make it be viewed in a full-time team aspect to consider her 'placed' and unavailable. After Heralds has come and gone, Secret Avengers would still have issues to come every month spanning MU weeks and months of story, while the mini would be a limited MU time, done-in-one, event, capable of being a day's worth of a story, that could see an entire roster of full-time team assigned members partaking in to solve said immediate crisis. Case in point it has the X-Man Emma Frost and the SWORD director Abigail Brand in its line up, and that doesn't mean a thing about their appearance in their regular series. If Valkyrie isn't on SA it will hardly be because of a mini's commitments.

      professorhulk
      professorhulk

      Valkries not gonna be on the team. shes going to be appearing in heralds fighting a cosmic threat. i doubt shel have time to be an avenger.

      ebellavita77
      ebellavita77

      There has to be some story to Wanda's return, she can't just pop out of nowhere and expect us to accept her as a hero. It looks like Hope will have something to do with reversing M-day over in Second Coming. I was hoping there would be more of MU crossover event with the Avengers and the X-Men to correct that.

      bds197485
      bds197485

      Who's going to lead the Dark Avengers if Norman goes to loo-loo land? Looks like the Green Goblin is reappearing again.

      bds197485
      bds197485

      [quote@BlackSamurai [quote@Mummra_t_e_l I dunno. I think the most surprising end to Siege would be for Osborn to save the day.The HAMMER logo is a fist gripping Mjolnir- maybe thats how he'll be judged worthy. Or maybe he'll pull a Selene and become a God!![/quote] I was wondering about Norman's fate after all of this, and I wondered if they would have him become some sort of god (supported now too by him sending the T-bolts after a Norse weapon that does not have the worthiness component). I figured it would be a shame to give a character so much prominence and then actually give him his just deserves. A hero maybe, but for a villain, I figure this would be the ideal time to level him up. Jail or some death sentence or 'Death by Hero' types of things is too bland a marker. We need it old school like him disappearing into some portal, presumed dead, but somewhere secretly rebuilding himself to menace our heroes anew much later. and a few months ago I thought to myself, "Self, wouldn't it be messed up if Osborn became 'The Goblin God' or some other mess like that after this all?"I also figured that'd be the trifecta as he copied Stark and Rogers to become the Iron Patriot, but had no representation personally of the third key Avenger, Thor; although, to be fair, having HAMMER as his force sorta does touch on that. With that said, it would be rather ridiculous for him to turn around and save the day after it was a day made to ruin by him. He needs to fall in some way after all of this, even if it is to escape to some other dimension, realm, what-have-you. He needs to be dishonorably removed from that directorship in the eyes of the MU. No judging worthy for that guy, but I am behind him becoming an even bigger, but more true menace, after some serious cooling off time away from the head of the throne. I say this too because for as much as we keep saying he will eventually suffer a full break, we have not seen it yet, so being the totally psycho and powerful goblin god after all of this is a good upgrade for the character instead of reverting to the regular Green Goblin on a glider. Extra points for Marvel if he screws Loki over in the attainment of godlike power, 'cause all the Cabal need to get theirs in the end, same as the Illuminati did.[/quote] Currently, Norman could be considered God since he was given rule over all Superhuman/Mutant life. His team has pretty much manhandled a majority of the other teams that he has fought. I don't see him being hero again in front of the people by saving Asgard, mainly because he's now been seen as an agressor towards the heroes. He might fall in battle, but I'm hoping he survives. There was an agenda going on in Spiderman where it looks like Norman had been playing God by bringing souls back to life. In American Son, there was a name G. Stacy on a regenerator life support system. Sound like Norman might be busy getting his vengeance again on Pete by bringing Gwen Stacy back from the dead. He' not done yet.

      bds197485
      bds197485

      I referred to him as deadbolt. I meant bullseye.

      BlackSamurai
      BlackSamurai

      With the Avengers Resistance in Avengers: The Initiative, it is easy to believe Night Thrasher and Justice could get a go here, but I still don't know. I was always pretty sure Spidey wasn't the one to be on this team, and now his NAvengers slot sort of solidifies that a bit more, since the quote never seemed him.I still don't think Beast, as he has a fairly recent move over to SWORD that I hope goes on ([spoiler] sort miffed X-Men handled the Kitty/bullet thing the way it did though, why couldn't Mags had been drawing the mutant energies out of the sun to attempt fusing them back into depowered mutants or something? The explanations in SWORD and the sheer distance it had to be by now from Earth sorta made me disappointed they even thought to display such a feat by Magneto in that way - rant over[/spoiler] ) and I was hoping Kitty's return could've been via the SWORD series, especially with Lockheed there too, but back on topic.Night Thrasher seems a strong choice for the War Machine seeming image, even if T'Chala is the crouching one, there was some link made between their respective companies when Iron Man was pressuring the Taylor Foundation around Civil War. I though, will wait and see because I still think it could really be too many people to be certain (I just mostly know who it is [i] not[/i] ), and it's not like there's some prize for getting them right anyway, lol.

      bds197485
      bds197485

      [quote@johnnyhorror When I heard that Dan Slott's MIGHTY AVENGERS was getting the proverbial AX in the wake of SIEGE I was disheartened to say the least. And when I learned that Bendis would be writing the sole AVENGERS title post-SIEGE I could only say to myself "HERE WE GO AGAIN!" (maybe by issue 50 he'll finally get around to telling us what the heck ever happened to Scarlet Witch?)But hey! Low and Behold, Marvel has decided to throw out a second AVENGERS title written by one of my favorite writers and one of my favorite artists. I'm not crazy about the title...I don't know what Marvel's fascination with the word SECRET is, but whatever.[/quote] Probably consists of Norman Osborns cast-offs from Dark Avengers(the ones that are living at the end of Siege, that is).

      ultimatespidy13
      ultimatespidy13

      think about it before civil war everyone was tight right? then all the heros [almost] went underground it could be like that for this secret avengers thing. dark avengers are probley still gonna oppreate. :cap: :cap: :cool:

      Nova1
      Nova1

      These new Avengers series have me interested in this franchise. I haven't been interested in anything with Avengers in the title for a long time.

      professorhulk
      professorhulk

      [quote@Herigon [quote@professorhulk [quote="Herigon"][quote@Windblast the only one i'm sure about is valkrie... who are the others?[/quote] And we will laugh at you when it turns out the only one you knew was wrong. They've already said that the scarlet witch is getting a push after secret invasion. She has to be #4. :wanda: And just a guess on #6... Hawkeye on the Avengers, Ronin leading the secret avengers. Barton did lead the Tbolts for awhile...[/quote] Does Avengers: Childrens Crusade mean anything to you?And that last comment doesnt make any scence. could you elaborate?also check this out: http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.11322.the_astonishing_line_expandsi dnt think 1 is beast....[/quote] Children's Crusade is a mini series. I want Wanda back full time. So I'm still pulling for her.And the second part was a guess that #6 is Clint Barton as Ronin. Hawkeye on the main team. Ronin leading the secret team. He led the Thunderbolts for a time, after Zemo and before Mach 4. I really didn't see how confusing that was, but if it's still unclear I can explain a little deeper Professor Hulk. You need issue numbers and everything? ...I thought a 'professor' would be a little quicker on the uptake...[/quote]Professors are also keen on CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISISM. And if Wanda was making a comeback it would be in x - men. shes not joining the avengers again so soon. Also Clint hates being underground, he hates working in SECRET. I doubt he gonna join the SECRET Avengers. But hay! Who cares wat i think! im just a professor...

      mac01
      mac01 member

      If the third one is the scarlett witch and she us trying to redeem herself do you think she will cancel out M-day?!?

      chandlerhutch
      chandlerhutch

      Lead by ex quote is cyclops and the in control of my own life is Emma Frost. Pretty easy to tell. Plus, with the second coming the x-mens roster will be changing anyway.

      Herigon
      Herigon

      [quote@professorhulk [quote@Herigon [quote@Windblast the only one i'm sure about is valkrie... who are the others?[/quote] And we will laugh at you when it turns out the only one you knew was wrong. They've already said that the scarlet witch is getting a push after secret invasion. She has to be #4. :wanda: And just a guess on #6... Hawkeye on the Avengers, Ronin leading the secret avengers. Barton did lead the Tbolts for awhile...[/quote] Does Avengers: Childrens Crusade mean anything to you?And that last comment doesnt make any scence. could you elaborate?also check this out: http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.11322.the_astonishing_line_expandsi dnt think 1 is beast....[/quote] Children's Crusade is a mini series. I want Wanda back full time. So I'm still pulling for her.And the second part was a guess that #6 is Clint Barton as Ronin. Hawkeye on the main team. Ronin leading the secret team. He led the Thunderbolts for a time, after Zemo and before Mach 4. I really didn't see how confusing that was, but if it's still unclear I can explain a little deeper Professor Hulk. You need issue numbers and everything? ...I thought a 'professor' would be a little quicker on the uptake...

      silentprocess
      silentprocess

      I hope they do use Blue Marvel, he's makes sense, unlike the Sentry and would be a wonderful addition to the MU. I hope marvel does use him soon, I would buy a team book with him in it.

      CapLivesOn
      CapLivesOn

      [quote@BlackSamurai It's a big waste if someone doesn't use him (Blue Marvel) some time soon, and he'd be one of the few who's very nature of powers could be a plausible nullifier/counter to Sentry's; so it'd be good to see him even before 'Secret Avengers' as a big gun for the heroes' side, knocking Sentry/Void down a peg (but I doubt he'd appear as this story is definitely fully laid out by... well... a while ago.He crossed my mind as someone caped and powerful, but I don't remember his cape being so billowing (not that it couldn't change, of course). He does have a little something one can consider he'd need redemption for, so he could fit the bill, but he wasn't, in his short space of time, known as someone striving for redemption.[/quote] The "redemption" part is what caught me in addition to the general cape thing. Granted, Blue Marvel's story depends on a specific type of redemption like you said. Just a thought, but not one I expect in the slightest to have realized. Would be cool though.

      BlackSamurai
      BlackSamurai

      It's a big waste if someone doesn't use him (Blue Marvel) some time soon, and he'd be one of the few who's very nature of powers could be a plausible nullifier/counter to Sentry's; so it'd be good to see him even before 'Secret Avengers' as a big gun for the heroes' side, knocking Sentry/Void down a peg (but I doubt he'd appear as this story is definitely fully laid out by... well... a while ago.He crossed my mind as someone caped and powerful, but I don't remember his cape being so billowing (not that it couldn't change, of course). He does have a little something one can consider he'd need redemption for, so he could fit the bill, but he wasn't, in his short space of time, known as someone striving for redemption.

      nt1ez8
      nt1ez8 plus member

      Ah, I see...Well, THIS IS AWESOME! I was hoping for Wolverine and Spidey on a team!

      ebellavita77
      ebellavita77

      I don't think we will be seeing much of the Sentry after Siege, just a guess so the Blue Marvel would be another powerhouse to take his place in the MU. I hope someone utilizes him. So ya, just saw the teaser for Avengers #1, Spider-Man is on the Avengers proper, so that first image must be Black Panther.

      CapLivesOn
      CapLivesOn

      [quote@CapLivesOn Okay, this is wild guess here, but any chance the #2 teaser (the male figure with the big flowing cape) is the Blue Marvel? Just read the first half of his limited on Marvel Digital and they don't have the rest online, so not sure how it turns out. Great read so far...so just throwing it out there.[/quote] *bump* Sorry, just curious for comments.

      boscoe
      boscoe

      [quote@nt1ez8 [quote@boscoe I don't think Spidey is on the Secret Avengers. A new image has come out for the Avengers comic it shows Cap (Bucky) Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine and Spider-Man on the cover and it is drawn by Romita Jr. I don't think this is a teaser image, because it looks a lot like what the cover of a comic would look like.[url]http://www.comicartcommunity.com/gallery/details.php?image_id=37339&mode=search[/url][/quote] I keep clicking the link but can't get to the image it's redirecting me...I absolutely love Wolverine and Spider-man as Avengers (especially Spidey) so as long as they're somewhere on one of these I'll be happy[/quote] Sorry, more image were added to the site, pushing the Avengers image to the next page, which made the link I posted invalid.You can go to: http://comicartcommunity.com/gallery/then click on "See all new images" and find the Avengers pic.

      CapLivesOn
      CapLivesOn

      Okay, this is wild guess here, but any chance the #2 teaser (the male figure with the big flowing cape) is the Blue Marvel? Just read the first half of his limited on Marvel Digital and they don't have the rest online, so not sure how it turns out. Great read so far...so just throwing it out there.

      professorhulk
      professorhulk

      [quote@Herigon [quote@Windblast the only one i'm sure about is valkrie... who are the others?[/quote] And we will laugh at you when it turns out the only one you knew was wrong. They've already said that the scarlet witch is getting a push after secret invasion. She has to be #4. :wanda: And just a guess on #6... Hawkeye on the Avengers, Ronin leading the secret avengers. Barton did lead the Tbolts for awhile...[/quote] Does Avengers: Childrens Crusade mean anything to you?And that last comment doesnt make any scence. could you elaborate?also check this out: http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.11322.the_astonishing_line_expandsi dnt think 1 is beast....

      nt1ez8
      nt1ez8 plus member

      [quote@boscoe I don't think Spidey is on the Secret Avengers. A new image has come out for the Avengers comic it shows Cap (Bucky) Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine and Spider-Man on the cover and it is drawn by Romita Jr. I don't think this is a teaser image, because it looks a lot like what the cover of a comic would look like.[url]http://www.comicartcommunity.com/gallery/details.php?image_id=37339&mode=search[/url][/quote] I keep clicking the link but can't get to the image it's redirecting me...I absolutely love Wolverine and Spider-man as Avengers (especially Spidey) so as long as they're somewhere on one of these I'll be happy

      Herigon
      Herigon

      [quote@Windblast the only one i'm sure about is valkrie... who are the others?[/quote] And we will laugh at you when it turns out the only one you knew was wrong. They've already said that the scarlet witch is getting a push after secret invasion. She has to be #4. :wanda: And just a guess on #6... Hawkeye on the Avengers, Ronin leading the secret avengers. Barton did lead the Tbolts for awhile...

      ebellavita77
      ebellavita77

      1. The claw like fingers and the saying make me believe more that that is something T'Challa would say and with his sister serving Wakanda, why wouldn't he be able to serve on a "Secret" Avengers team. 6. Is definitely the Patriot, I know Brubaker likes him, he did one of his one-shots. I may have went overboard with the American Son armor thing, but I know once Steve gains control he is going to give it to someone deserving.

      ebellavita77
      ebellavita77

      1. Spider-Man2. Moon Knight3. Valkyrie or Sif4. Noh Varr (Marvel Boy)5. Gauntlet6. oh ya this is a long shot....Patriot in the American Son Armor, after reading some of the Spider-Man previews looks like someone gets to be the American Son and it ain't Harry Osborn

      OmenMagus
      OmenMagus

      I think the" I lead by example" silhouette is Night Thrasher

      Spidey287
      Spidey287

      Power man and war machine?:confused: No....

      boscoe
      boscoe

      [quote@salinicus Ok, here's anohter one that kinda "spoke to me" as I looked at it. Could #4 be Namor? I realize the head shape is skewed somewhat, but if he were looking in the right direction, I totally got the "Imperius Rex!" vibe from that shot. Anyone else?[/quote] I wish it was Namor! That would be great. He would be great on an Avengers team, but he is in Uncanny X-Men and I don't think he is going anywhere.

      salinicus
      salinicus

      Ok, here's anohter one that kinda "spoke to me" as I looked at it. Could #4 be Namor? I realize the head shape is skewed somewhat, but if he were looking in the right direction, I totally got the "Imperius Rex!" vibe from that shot. Anyone else?

      Windblast
      Windblast

      the only one i'm sure about is valkrie... who are the others?

      oppeneer
      oppeneer

      The second could be Justice (vance)and the 5th Gauntlet

      Mummra_t_e_l
      Mummra_t_e_l

      man, #6 has stumped me!it looks like Cyclops, but I doubt its him.I'd like it to be Cage, but it doesnt look big enough!Lookin forward to this book more than Avengers tho!!

      boscoe
      boscoe

      Last week they revealed the Avengers book this week they revealed the Secret Avengers. I just hope there will not be another Avengers team next week, it will be too much again. I hope they simply spread the characters around like they did with Luke Cage so we can see them often without there being four or five Avengers books at one time.

      diamondtelepath
      diamondtelepath

      for no. 6... i dunno. i thought luke cage for second and like a previous poster said its not out of ordinary by any means for one character to appear in several books... but i just dont know. im having a hard time guessing these silhouettes =