NYCC 2012: SECRET AVENGERS Creative Team, Lineup Revealed
by Lucas Siegel, Newsarama Site Editor
Date: 13 October 2012 Time: 07:32 AM ET
That memory keyword won't just activate the team, it'll also mindwipe them of the mission they just completed after each one - and if comic book fans know one thing, it's that mindwipes can be undone, and never turn out well. “It’s a very different kind of book, a covert ops, black ops spy book," said Spencer. As for that lineup, Marvel's The Avengers movie fans will recognize Nick Fury, though in the main Marvel Universe this one is actually Nick Fury, Jr. and "a field agent" says Spencer, who will be active on missions. Tragic hero and fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulston also appears on the cover of the book, while fellow movie alums Hawkeye and Black Widow are also along for the ride. Hawkeye's ex-wife Bobbi Morse aka Mockingbird, the mostly-villainous Taskmaster, Hulk (green version, who has already been listed as a new S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in Marvel NOW!), and a new Iron Patriot are the other initial reveals to the team. Spencer also promises while not a team member, secret agent and former frequently-mind-wiped hero The Winter Soldier will be around quite a bit, too. The S.H.I.E.L.D.-centric Secret Avengers team comes at a fortuitous time, with a show being developed by Joss Whedon that may have some themes, and characters, in common with the book. While Spencer had already started writing when that announcement hit, “It’s not a bad announcement to get when you’re working on this book!” he proclaimed. Stay tuned for more on Secret Avengers at Marvel's NYCC 2012 panels later today! Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!