There's already been talk and speculation about the new Avengers teams. Marvel's released tiny bits of info along with the creative teams involved.
Who is the Iron Patriot? And just why has he assembled the Dark Avengers? Enter Dark Avengers #1, kicking off an explosive new era for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, from acclaimed scribe Brian Bendis and superstar artist Mike Deodato! This star studded creative team presents an all new ongoing series spinning out of Dark Reign, but just who are the Dark Avengers? Featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hawkeye, Ms Marvel and more like you’ve never seen them before, this is the series that’ll have everyone buzzing in 2009! This issue features variant covers by the red-hot Adi Granov and Marko Djurdjevic, one of the acclaimed Young Guns ‘09 artists! Plus, don’t miss the Blank Cover Variant that you can take to events all year for your favorite writers, artists, or even editors, to illustrate!
This is an interesting line up. Spider-Man, Hawkeye and Wolverine together makes sense. But Ms. Marvel with them? They've had some harsh words in the New Avengers/Mighty Avengers showdowns. Also why is Spidey in the black suit (please, please, please let it be Ben Reilly!)? I've tried avoiding the talk about this but I guess it's time I step in. I thought the Dark Avengers would be part of Norman's schemes since he has possession of the Avengers Tower (we have it listed as Stark Tower, should it be changed?). But Wolverine and Hawkeye working for him? As I said, I've tried avoiding the interview discussions about this. I'm sure Bendis has some twisted ideas up his sleave. Having Mike Deodato on board is the icing on the cake.
What about the all new Mighty Avengers?
As dark times lie ahead for the Marvel U, a new age of all out Avengers action begins this December in the giant-sized Mighty Avengers #21! Join the superstar creative team of Dan Slott and Khoi Pham for the next exciting chapter in the lives of Earth’s mightiest heroes! After the events of Secret Invasion, the landscape of the Marvel U has forever changed – and with that, so comes a new team of Avengers! And one of the most popular Avengers of all time, makes her long awaited return! Get ready for all of the chaos and action you can handle in this special giant-sized issue! Guest starring: the New Avengers, Dark Avengers, Young Avengers and Classic Avengers!
So where do the Mighty Avengers stand? Which side will they be on? As for the long awaited return of a female Avengers, they're talking about Jocasta, right? I'm kidding. I'm sure they're talking about Scarlet Witch. Hopefully she's not cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs anymore. Wonder what she'll think about Mockingbird being back since she and Clint hooked up in New Avengers #26.
Wow. Remember when the Avengers were just mediocre?