SECRET AVENGERS Revealed: Valkyrie, Moon Knight
SECRET AVENGERS Revealed
The Secret Avengers aren't the only ones getting "new" members this week. For the latest X-Men Teaser, Click Here!Update 1 Apr 14, 2010: Two more Secret Avengers are revealed in the pages of Marvel Comics this week. One is whom many guessed, and one is a bit of a surprise. The silhouette of a woman (or, some thought, a man with his arms crossed in a deliberate tease) was not of the top contender for most folks, the Scarlet Witch. Nay, we sayest unto you, it is Valkyrie of Asgard.
Valkyrie is no stranger to The Avengers. She made her first appearance in the pages of their book, and has been a member of The Defenders alongside other one-time Avengers in both of her incarnations. her quote, "I am in control of my life" may be a reference to the constant destiny-driven nature of Asgardians, or to a more literal personal control, having ended her term with the Initiative. The Secret Avengers were teased in mere shadow early February 2010. The book, by writer Ed Brubaker and artist Mike Deodato Jr, has remained a, well, secret.
That is, until now.
Marvel today released the first two non-silhouetted versions of the teaser images, and they're exactly who many of you guessed they'd be.
James Rhodes has donned the original suit of armor as Iron Man in the past, but he's much more comfortable in his heavy-duty and much more weaponized War Machine armor. Rhodey has had quite the journey of late, being fused with his armor and becoming a cyborg that was more machine than human. After battles with Norman Osborn and his H.A.M.M.E.R. agency, Rhodes wound up in a cloned human body, and back in more standard (see: not an actual part of his body) suit of armor. He joins the Avengers far from the first time, as well, having been a member of multiple versions of the team.