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The Story:THE MARVEL BLOCKBUSTER OF THE YEAR!! This double-sized finale brings the Dark Reign to a shattering conclusion and brings with it the bombastic new HEROIC AGE. Every single page of this book is a shocker: Lives are changed. Heroes fall. Deaths. Revenge. Villain comeuppance. And when the dust settles, who will be in charge of the Marvel Universe?? You will find out here and only here. This is the one they will be talking about. Cardstock Cover/Rated T …$3.99
In Stores: May 12, 2010
2 things: Notice when this issue is coming out. May not April (Delay!)
The Story summary asks: "Who will be in charge of the Marvel Universe??"
Facts: It's safe to say that whoever is on that cover (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Spider-Woman, Bucky, Patriot, Hulking and Wiccan) will survive Siege, but who will be in charge after?
Maybe the variant cover for Siege #4 answers that question (See Right). Could Iron Man be taking over as director again?
Then again Steve Rogers appears to be dropping the Captain America mantle.
On the cover of Avengers: Prime, it seems like he'll be wearing a new 'uniform' perhaps (See Left). Could Steve's new uniform be a SHIELD or HAMMER uniform? as director maybe?
Of course we can't forget Victoria Hand. What will her role be after Siege?
In the new Invincible Iron Man story arc some "HAMMER Girls" will be appearing. Maybe Vicky will join Stark?
The question that brings up is, why would it still be HAMMER? In Dark Avengers #1 Victoria Hand's first job was to figure out words that would fit the HAMMER anagram? Will it be resolved after this issue?
Hypothesis: I think that just like Maria Hill joined the supporting cast of the Invincible Iron Man title after Civil War so will Victoria Hand. Added to that there is a possibility that HAMMER will stay HAMMER rather than return to being SHIELD (Hence the fact that Invincible Iron Man's next arc will be called HAMMER Girls), with Steve Rogers being the new director.
Am I going too far with this? or is there a possibility my hypothesis is right?
Agree and/or disagree with me Viners!
So it's not a complete fail since I hypothesized that Steve Rogers being the new SHIELD director and he is, but I got it wrong this time when it came to HAMMER Girls Victoria Hand is not involved at all which makes me sad!