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... or all they all of the above? A new era begins as Marvel's hottest team takes a 21st century twist! Collecting SECRET AVENGERS #1-5.
Man on a mission.
It was a personal request from the president himself rebuild the Avengers for a Heroic Age. Make them relevant again. And make them work. With one team, former Captain America Steve Rogers reunited the core trio that first earned the name Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Thor, Iron Man and his own successor, Bucky Barnes. With another, he handed the iconoclastic Luke Cage a leadership role and the keys to the Avengers Mansion.
But Roger also saw the need for another band of Avengers --- one that could work outside the spotlight, a shadow-ops squad in the mold of his WWII Invaders. And so, Steve assembled his Secret Avengers...
War Machine: Locked and loaded, Jim Rhodes is at Steve Roger's command.
Black Widow: There's no better --- or sexier --- infiltrator than this scarlet-tressed super-spy.
Beast: A veteran Avenger and founding X-Man, Hank McCoy returns to the fold as the team's chief scientist.
Valkyrie: The Secret Avengers's answer to Thor, Burnnhilde combines superhuman strength and fighting prowess with godly nobility.
Moon Knight: He preferred to work alone until Rogers made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
Ant-Man: Liberated from Norman Osborn's Thunderbolts, Eric O'Grady searched for a spark of heroism.
Nova: With the power of the Worldmind at his fingertips, Richard Rider is arguably the Secret Avengers' mightiest member.
When the Roxxon Corporation is found guilty of smuggling the infamous Serpent Crown for unknown reasons, the former Captain America sends Nova on a reconnaissance mission to a Roxxon outpost on Mars that may hold the secret. But now, the Secret Avengers have lost contact with their man --- an indicator that something has gone seriously wrong --- and as they dig deeper, the discover former S.H.I.E.L.D head Nick Fury is somehow involved...and not in a good way!