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As seen in the pages of this week's Marvel comics, two more members of the Secret Avengers have been unveiled as Valkyrie and Moon Knight will join War Machine and The Beast! Check out this weekend's C2E2 as well as next week's books for more reveals!

SECRET AVENGERS #1
COVER BY:
Marko Djurdjevic
WRITER: Ed Brubaker
PENCILS: Mike Deodato

Moon Knight
THE STORY:
THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE! Who are the Secret Avengers? Are they a covert team of heroes working the darkest corners of the globe to stop disaster? Are they part-spy, part-superhero? Are they XXXXXXX's newest idea to save the world...or all they all of the above? A new era begins as Marvel's hottest team takes a 21st century twist! Rated T ...$3.99
IN STORES: May 26, 2010

 

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      66 comments
      Icon4us
      Icon4us

      Moonknight? Like him as a solo hero...but an Avenger? Drop him and add Rodgers right hand man The Falcon. His hunter/tracker/spying skills via Avian telepathy was written to be strongerthan wolverine and black widow combined, when he last graced the pages of The Avengers! You already have Rodgers and Black Widow... another non-powered hero like Moonknight?

      ageightyeight
      ageightyeight

      I agree. This is almost the dream team of Avengers! But like the name infers "Secret" who knows who else is out there. Maybe Hellcat will recover her cloak from Devil Slayer and join.

      silentprocess
      silentprocess

      [quote:850daf6c81="Agent 27"]Some of the cast looks like a team up in Amazing Spider-man a few years back. Regardless, this book, with the inclusion of Nova, goes to the top of the list for me. Here's hoping it lasts at least 100 issues.Foster for Frost Giant and Van Dyne for Valkyrie in 2010![/quote] I'm also hoping for a long, long run with this title. This is almost my dream team..

      bds197485
      bds197485

      [quote@hulksmash1978 Dear comic gods, Please add Wonderman to the secret avengers.[/quote] I'll second that again. Please put Echo there too Marvel Gods.

      ageightyeight
      ageightyeight

      Some of the cast looks like a team up in Amazing Spider-man a few years back. Regardless, this book, with the inclusion of Nova, goes to the top of the list for me. Here's hoping it lasts at least 100 issues.Foster for Frost Giant and Van Dyne for Valkyrie in 2010!

      zeroswitch
      zeroswitch

      Other than the cosmic character being Nova and not Noh-Varr, I'm quite pleased with this team. Solicits have teased that this group will be betrayed from within, any guesses? (If it's not a red-herring, that is). I guess Ant-Man, he's shifty.

      bigmarvelufan
      bigmarvelufan

      Dude,this mash up of characters is odd to me,but with the right writer, who knows.The thing I'm most excited about?Steve Rogers in the role I believe he is now more meant for since the hype talk on these boards of his return from the dead.THANK YOU Joe Q and staff!You finally listened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You finally let a major character like Steve move on from being a central known hero like Captain America and someone else fill the shoes.These characters should move on and just not be stuck in a forever time warp,IMO,where everything keeps getting retconned all the friggin' time!I will be watching and buying with intrigue and intrest until otherwise proven.

      redlitez76
      redlitez76

      [quote@CloakedDagger http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25808Eric O' Grady (Ant-Man)Sharon CarterBlack WidowWords cannot express how excited I am. This is easily the best team of superheroes ever put together.[/quote] WOW!Great line-up! I cant wait but i have a question it isnt related, whats the deal with the punisher covers?Also did you how it looks like steve has gray hair in the secret avengers group.

      BlackSamurai
      BlackSamurai

      I enjoy some Vengeance of the Moon Knight too, but I actually can't complain if he gets folded into this book, 'cause this book looks, to quote another, frigggiiiiinnngggg sssswwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeettttt! Nova I would miss having his own book. He is the one person out of this main lineup that I can take being rotated out to make it realistic that he still carries on his own Nova adventures in his own title. That book I would feel bad if gone, especially if he serves as a bridge between MU Earth and Marvel Cosmic titles - it doesn't work as well if he gets removed from the cosmic umbrella that his solo book falls under.[quote@boscoe These Secret Avengers remind me of what the New Avenger were when they first came out. A group of people I never would have placed together and have little in common, but somehow work out great![/quote] I don't see them that way myself, they all seem like stalwart Avengers material even if many haven't been for some time - and one never was, but he sure earned it - and to round off the 3 extra, and keep going with the [classic] New-Warriors-have-earned-their-graduation vibe; how about letting Penance eventually also step on that podium and back Nova up the way Justice and Firestar tag-teamed? --ok, I'm not trying to be too greedy Marvel, I am already loving the line up and feel good about the vibe it is giving off for its upcoming pages.

      silentprocess
      silentprocess

      [quote@PMIvas It seems like a great blend of characters on this team. Looking forward to this book. I hope they dont cancel Moon Knight or Nova's ongoing series like War Machine And SWORD. If there are 3 more members not being mentioned I think it may be overkill. Six members on this team is plenty, 9 may just be to much of a cluster.[/quote] I agree, I do not want Moon Knight or Nova's current series being cancelled either. In regards to the possibility of more members. I see no problem with it if they use certain members for missions that fit their capabilities. Even in the old Avengers line up they split up the team on many occasions to fight different fronts. That would be the only reason I would like 9 if the additional 3 were on rotated in and out based on their need for a mission.I would like the 6 that were shown thus far, War Machine, Beast, Steve, Moony, Nova and Valky to be the main characters that are developed and focused on in this book.

      PMIvas
      PMIvas

      It seems like a great blend of characters on this team. Looking forward to this book. I hope they dont cancel Moon Knight or Nova's ongoing series like War Machine And SWORD. If there are 3 more members not being mentioned I think it may be overkill. Six members on this team is plenty, 9 may just be to much of a cluster.

      silentprocess
      silentprocess

      The mix of characters is amazing, they will have the ability to deal with all threats, including cosmic ones because of Nova. The character interaction will be excellent and provide great stories.This is the best Avenger lineup I have ever seen and I am very, very excited.. Thank you Marvel for putting together this team!!

      InfectionXIII
      InfectionXIII

      I first saw War Machine and Beast and I said "Sweeeeeet." I just clicked on Marvel today and saw Moon Knight with Valkyrie and said "FRIGGIN' SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!"If this somehow does NOT turn out to be the best out of all the upcoming Avengers books, I will be shocked and appaled.

      h23456bca
      h23456bca

      Not many announcements make me cream my pants. but when i clicked marvel.com tonight and saw moon knight as a secret avenger...well yep, thats what happened. i'm going to be at c2e2 as well. hopefully they will discuss more about the team...cant wait.

      dd-yellow
      dd-yellow

      moon knight an avenger?GREATEST DAY EVER??!!

      Windblast
      Windblast

      YES!!! Moon Knight's an Avenger!

      ellthom
      ellthom

      Beast, War Machine, Valkyrie and Moon Knight, pinch me I am dreaming.I am going to be looking forward to this...

      boscoe
      boscoe

      These Secret Avengers remind me of what the New Avenger were when they first came out. A group of people I never would have placed together and have little in common, but somehow work out great!

      lionheart_22
      lionheart_22

      Unlike with what they are doing with the X-Men posters, THIS I am actually excited about. Anything Avengers is always exciting. I dunno why, but Avengers have always been my #1! Can't wait for issue 1 to come out.

      AveJoe
      AveJoe

      :beast: Glad to see that Beast is a member of the group, one of my favorite characters. Glad to see they abandoned the whole catlike beast as well. The jury is still out for me on Valkrie and Moon Knight. I'll give them a chance before passing any judgment.Comics Ninjawww.comicsninja.com

      silentprocess
      silentprocess

      This is going to be the best Avenger book out of all of them, hands down. It has the best characters and one of Marvel's best writers.

      ageightyeight
      ageightyeight

      When Beast and War Machine were announced as members of Secret Avengers I knew I was going to pick this book up. Now with Valkyrie and Moon Knight being announced I feel like this is "Old Home Week". Favorite characters being used and new life being breathed into them in a new/familiar setting. Now if only Hellcat and Devil Slayer were added to the mix we'd have a rock'in "Defenders" group

      doitmikestyle
      doitmikestyle

      Hey I found what I was looking for! That will be a rockin team I believe I will subscribe to it with my next pay check.

      doitmikestyle
      doitmikestyle

      How do you know it is Moon Knight??? Am I missing something...I must investigate.

      Winter_So1dier
      Winter_So1dier

      YESSS. so happy moon knights on board. dont know much about valkyrie but the way deodato draws her, i wont object to her being on the team. this is gonna be one amazing book

      tubaisland06
      tubaisland06

      **** YES!!! I knew it was Moon Knight!! Aww, this is some bad ass news baby! Projected new favorite title right here. Along with the New Thunderbolts! I'm stoked!

      theshock621
      theshock621

      Well so far, I'm 2 for 2....I knew the cloaked guy was Moon Knight or The Hood...and with the quote, Moon Knight seemed more logical. And I figured that one of the 2 'armored' looking shadows was War Machine...Had to be!!!My last pick is for the new Captain Marvel to round out the team, possibly even be the leader...or w/ Steve Rogers giving commands from the sideline!

      bds197485
      bds197485

      [quote@Dourron Well, I was one of those who believed that this shadow was Spider-Man. But when Spidey appeared in the New Avengers poster and Avengers covers I changed my position on the matter.PS: I wouldn't know that they removed details in the shadow images :???: .[/quote] That shadow could be Deadpool. I'd prefer it. The new X-Men stories after SC sound like they're going to get more serious and less humorous. This could be a good team for Deadpool to keep his funny lingo going on.

      kreedem
      kreedem

      i think beast is with the avengers so bendis can finish up all the House of M stuff.to be honest i don't like what marvel is doing, i think there should just be one avenger team and it shouldn't be written someone other than bendis he's been writting the avengers for to long, someone needs to take them in a new direction.

      redlitez76
      redlitez76

      [quote@BlackSamurai [quote@redlitez76 ...awesome please tell me us agent is one of the chosen...[/quote] Methinks you need to read the latest Thunderbolts (and moreso the next one coming this April just to be sure of his fate) as they try to get Odin's spear. Things aren't looking for him like he's a selection for any team after this any time soon.[/quote] yep.. its sad the best character they have and they do this to him.

      BlackSamurai
      BlackSamurai

      [quote@redlitez76 ...awesome please tell me us agent is one of the chosen...[/quote] Methinks you need to read the latest Thunderbolts (and moreso the next one coming this April just to be sure of his fate) as they try to get Odin's spear. Things aren't looking for him like he's a selection for any team after this any time soon.

      redlitez76
      redlitez76

      beast and war machine, awesome please tell me us agent is one of the chosen and bucky . just once i want to see those to go at it.

      chachiman
      chachiman

      I cannot wait for this one. When I first saw the ad with War Machine on it. I was really excited cause he one of my favorite heros in the Marvel U. And I think its cool they are puting The Beast in it as well. I hope that the next person is someone cool. I wish but I don't think they are going to put him with them is MoonKnight. Because I heard from a guy who works at the comic book store I go to, says they might cancel his seris. Whick sucks because I like Gregg Hurwitz version of MoonKnight. And I like to continue reading MoonKnight. But I also I hope this is a cooler team then the "Mighty Avengers" because the team after the "Secret Invasion" was lame in my opinion. And I don't want the "Secret Avengers" start off as a cool team then go someone like The Texas Twister leading the team.

      sid_v
      sid_v

      Well going by that, one of them I'll take a guess and say is either Cloak or Doctor Strange.

      jc1569
      jc1569

      I like Beast's new outfit variation. Would be a little awkward if he was wearing an X all the time, even though he's on the Avengers (It works for Wolverine, though).

      Voulge
      Voulge

      Why Nova he is in space is his book going to be canceled ?Or is it marketing reasons so ppl will go and read Nova and then read the rest of the space comics.

      BigB2212
      BigB2212

      Nova and Moon Knight are probably next.

      jarreth28
      jarreth28

      I got to admit the creative team alone is enough to sell me on this one. I'm not that crazy about War Machine and the Beast is okay to me.Wonder where Gorilla-Man is going to end up? Hopefully, here or Avengers or I guess I luck out.I've decided against Avengers Initiative because I'm just not that keen on young heroes usually. (Shame though, it's a great creative team on that book.)I've decided against New Avengers because I loathe the creative team and I feel there's no point to reading about those characters. I'm already reading FF for the THing and Spidey, and don't care about Power Man, or Wolvie. Ms. Marvel isn't enough reason to buy that book.And while I'm not fond of the creative team on Avengers I've decided to give it a chance because with Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye and the Spidey twins on that team how could I not give Bendis yet another attempt to fail?So, just Avengers and Secret Avengers for me, with a strong possibility I'll regret Avengers and switch to Initiative down the line.

      szensei
      szensei

      [quote@bds197485 Could the flying one also be the Vision?[/quote] I think the flying guy might be NOH-VARR alias PROTECTOR...just a guess but I do recall Marvel saying that a DARK AVENGER was part of the SECRET AVENGERS roster...makes sense to me more than it being NOVA...which I think is long overdue as getting an Avenger membership...

      KING_OF_MARVEL__NAMOR
      KING_OF_MARVEL__NAMOR

      THE BEAST WILL ALWAYS LOOK STUPID AS A CAT. BUT DEODATO CAN MAKE ANY CHARACTER LOOK COOL. THE APE BEAST FIT THE CHARACTER BETTER. A SMART APE WITH AMAZING AGILITY AND HANDS FOR FEET. ITS JUST MORE VISSUALLY EXCITING TO ME. WHAT SCIENTIST WOULDENT BE HAPPY HAVING MORE THAN TWO HANDS? THERES ALREADY TO MANY CATS IN THE MAU AS IT IS. THEY EVEN MADE UP A NEW APE CHARACTER IN AGENTS OF ATLAS. WHY NOT HAVE JUST KEPT THE APE BEAST. BUT OK I GUESS IM JUST LAME AND A LITTLE OLD SCHOOL. BUT LIKE I SAID DEODATO COULD MAKE THE PUMKIN HEADED GUY LOOK COOL.

      bds197485
      bds197485

      Could the flying one also be the Vision?

      boscoe
      boscoe

      I would like to see Nova on the team, he definitely deserves to be in the big leagues after all he has accomplished, but getting him out of the cosmic events won't happen. How can it? He is like the Captain America of space!

      Nova1
      Nova1

      Man, War Machine alone has me getting this series. Can't wait to see who else is on the team. Many have said that the flying one is Nova...but I have my doubts. If it does turn out to be Nova, I'll be even happier.But the flying one could end up being Falcon.

      BlackSamurai
      BlackSamurai

      [quote:19e6abb28d="Agent 27"]... As for War Machine I just hope he doesn't change into a giant transformer, of course maybe that already happened in Ultimate Avengers?[/quote] Ult does indeed have him in a more gigantic suit outright, but I think they did away with Rhodes' tech-assimilation abilities when they transferred his consciousness back into a regrown body. It wasn't quite transformers, but it was very interesting and made him more unique among tech-armor wearing characters... I think it sucks a good bit that they removed it (especially if it was just to get him back to the basics and align better with the upcoming movie) I think too many characters are mere carbon copies nowadays that really benefited from having those one or two unique aspects to set them apart. A cool ability like that will probably resurface only in the hands of some villain and be the basis of them being way more powerful than the heroes on paper. Heck, if extremis had to go I guess they couldn't leave Rhodey all so much spiffier though.

      BlackSamurai
      BlackSamurai

      I'm just glad they knew what they were doing with the whole Secret Avengers campaign -- they got us hyping about it with the guessing, but knew it was too risky not to give us some idea who we'd be buying the book to see. Now, at least to me, I think these two are enough of a draw for the book; so they don't have to reveal the entire roster. That being said, it is still a good enough while before it comes out, so they should still give us a glimpse or two of some others.As for the cat/ape/reverted appearance, I don't think Beast is reverted to ape form in this or was meant to, I think this is just a cat rendition that actually looks good for once. I never had a problem of him being a cat, as it portended to his further mutation, but I always had a problem that his depicted cat forms were [almost] always crappy looking. This is a Beast lion-like appearance I can actually enjoy. Ever since S.W.O.R.D. cemented itself as only a limited series (by not being the ones to retrieve Kitty OR showcase the likes of Beta-Ray Bill) I started to think it was very possible this "...solutions"-silhouette was Beast (and suspecting the images were withholding more identifying features I couldn't really think yay or nay), after all, why go to the trouble of having Beast leave the X-fold to just go into limbo if SWORD wasn't going to be an ongoing?

      ageightyeight
      ageightyeight

      [quote@silentprocess I've always hated the "cat" beast, if they fix him that will be awesome. He looks plain stoopid as a giant blue cat.I stand corrected. Looks like the Beast is going to actually look pretty cool, great art.http://marvel.com/news/all.11916.they_are_secret_avengers[/quote] I really don't mind the way they've got Beast drawn here. I never really enjoyed the "giant blue cat" Beast. Hopefully, the artist(s) can stay consistent with his look and maybe even improve it. As for War Machine I just hope he doesn't change into a giant transformer, of course maybe that already happened in Ultimate Avengers?Wasp for Valkyrie and Bill Foster for Frost Giant in 2010!