Venom, Captain Britain and Hawkeye Join Rick Remender's SECRET AVENGERS

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Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

On the final page of Rick Remender's Uncanny X-Force #19 we saw the giant image of Captain Britain -- and in our very first look at Remender's next big project at Marvel, SECRET AVENGERS, we see more of Britain's very own superhero in action. But wait, that's not all.

In a recent Marvel Live Blog writer Rick Remender and artist Gabriel Hardman discussed their work on SECRET AVENGERS, which Remender is set to take over beginning with issue #21.1. The new creative team also means a shift to the current roster. Remender recently revealed plans to bring Venom, Hawkeye and Captain Britain onto the team.

Much like what we saw in UNCANNY X-FORCE, Remender will be planting the seeds of story and mystery early on in his upcoming book. Remender's first dive into the series will be through issue #21.1 where the writer will re-establish relationships between Avengers characters like Hawkeye and Captain America. In this issue, Remender will begin by setting up the Masters of Evil with their very own "sovereign nation," meaning that this group of bad-guys will be getting their very own country to operate -- likely in the style of Doctor Doom's Latveria.

== TEASER ==
"One of the important things for me with big super hero stuff is seeding things early on. Setting up long term mysteries...It's hard to re-establish relationships between characters like Cap and Hawkeye who you as a fan have known for so long, but that's what I tried to do for new readers in the Point One issue...In Clint's eyes, he's the direct approach kind of guy, he doesn't like spy work, but Cap thinks this fits his skill set. An archer or a sniper needs to be covert and deadly. Cap's only concern is Clint's temper, so the Point One issue is a test.

Some of what Rick Remender has been building in his UNCANNY X-FORCE series will cross over into his SECRET AVENGERS story line, as well. The character "the Father," a name UNCANNY X-FORCE readers might recognize, was responsible for helping to create the descendants of all the robots in the Marvel Universe. According to Remender, the Father poses a great threat and it is something that will be revealed over time.

"Every cool robot in the Marvel Universe has a Descendant and they're all working together. It's something that will be problematic for a lot of people moving forward. This can't be swept under the rug. These are sentient beings. It will cause a dilemma...The big thing that came to me was that bonding with technology is a natural part of humanity's evolution. There is a way to make that slightly villainous. You have an entire species of Sentinaughts who have a built-in hatred of mutants. The X-Men may not want to be buddies with them. I always wondered why the Reavers hated mutants. Their connection with Father explains a lot of that. He needed storm troopers to protect his new race from a competing species."

Remender's experience on VENOM will certainly come in handy as both he, Hawkeye, and Captain Britain will all be joining the team. According to Remender, Venom might be the "odd man out" -- at least at first. The writer likened Venom's character to a kid who grows up loving music and goes on to work with Madonna.

The writer also discussed that Venom's joining of the Secret Avengers won't be something to come out of left field. Venom's 'Circle of Four' story arc launching in his self-titled series next month will "lead into Venom's role in the Secret Avengers," and, in a way, it will tie the two series together.

As for what's next? Be on the lookout for War Machine who is set to make an appearance in the upcoming arc thanks to the events that will be taking place in AVENGERS VS X-MEN. What do you think of the new additions to the Secret Avengers roster? Are you looking forward to Remender's takeover of the series?

Source: Marvel

#1 Posted by lemontron (63 posts) - - Show Bio

So excited for this! :D

#2 Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio


#3 Posted by BurnSide (53 posts) - - Show Bio

is moon knight still on the team?

#4 Posted by ballisticbread (36 posts) - - Show Bio

Im interested to see venom thrown into the mix here, no telling how it will turn out. Great work Mr. Remender

#5 Posted by kingjoeg (706 posts) - - Show Bio

Venom looks a lot more venom-y. Looks like flash might become bonded to the suit and venom will take over, maybe during the venom event. I hope not though.

#6 Edited by Dernman (17326 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice Masters of Evil with their own country. Always wondered why Super Villains didn't band together and take over a small country without any Superheroes.

#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (40375 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope Cap takes Hawkeyes head off for that. It's about time Cap was included in something like this, he's been an Avengers since in the end of Secret Invasion. I don't know why they changed his costume back though, it looked so much better in CB & MI13. (I wonder if they'll change it again in 2014 after the Scottish Referendum) 

#8 Posted by ARMIV2 (9202 posts) - - Show Bio

Those covers are AWESOME!

#9 Posted by jcbart (346 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, so War Machine is involved with Secret Avengers because of something that happens in Avengers vs. X-Men, Venom joins them because of something that happens in his series and Captain Britain will be fleshed out more in Uncanny X-Force? I love comics molding into each other. Let's hope Remender writes Secret Avengers as well as he has Uncanny.

#10 Posted by fesak (8487 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Force has been great so i have to check this out. Plus Captain Britain is awesome.

#11 Posted by SexualLobster (995 posts) - - Show Bio

Ant Man.. got the best seat in the house behind Widow ;p

#12 Posted by Dernman (17326 posts) - - Show Bio

The Father? It's not ringing any bells.

#13 Posted by JMLG (135 posts) - - Show Bio

not feeling this roster - too futuristic

no Moon Knight and fulltime Steve Rogers is major L

#14 Posted by ReVamp (23014 posts) - - Show Bio

Excitement max.

#15 Posted by pspin (1079 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is Hawkeye in every book now, he's not that cool

#16 Posted by BatClaw89 (143 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a Fan

#17 Posted by The_Tree (8520 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely cannot wait for this!

#18 Posted by Nefilim927 (449 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman: The Father was running The World in Deathlok Nation (2nd volume of Uncanny X-Force)

Very excited for this, totally jumping on for Remender. Looks like he's bringing The Father and Lady Deathstrike back in.

#19 Posted by Or35ti (1133 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks great! I hope I can pick it up in trade along with X-Force. They really need Remender to add some cohesion to the DCnU cos this guy sounds like an expert on linking stories.

#20 Posted by KEROGA (1261 posts) - - Show Bio


#21 Posted by Dernman (17326 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nefilim927: Dang I read the arc but missed the ending of it. Barely remember it. Wish there was a page on here about him.

#22 Posted by redhood21 (833 posts) - - Show Bio

if you've been reading uncanny x-force or venom you know this series will rock you harder than a heavy set hooker. Cant wait!!!!

#23 Posted by GiantsizeManThing (359 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that torch Jim Hammond or Johnny Storm.

#24 Posted by ApatheticAvenger (1726 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks awesome.

#25 Posted by jack16ichigo (504 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hate THAT Captain Britain costume.....

#26 Posted by sweetesttoaster (144 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm basically going to read this because Uncanny X-force was so good. But now that I'm seeing more of the previews for this, it's actually getting me excited to read this. I like parts of the team, so I'm waiting to see how that pans out. The best part of Uncanny X-force was the interaction between the team members, so it looks promising. Also, Venom is a plus.

#27 Posted by Seraphim84 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

Have we heard about which Human Torch that is? It sure does look like Jim Hammond.

#28 Posted by saoakden (1198 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome man, I wonderif they're going to make a crossover with Venom, Secret Avengers, and Uncanny X-Force. That be crazy.

#29 Posted by SeanNOLA (75 posts) - - Show Bio

Things I love: Hawkeye, Flash Venom, Secret Avengers.

Thanks for cramming them all into one book.

#30 Posted by longbowhunter (8525 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm jazzed for this! I'll miss Cap and Moon Knight, but glad that Beast and Ant-Man are still around.

#31 Posted by Nudeviking (485 posts) - - Show Bio

@Seraphim84 said:

Have we heard about which Human Torch that is? It sure does look like Jim Hammond.

Wikipedia (for what that's worth) claims it is indeed Jim Hammond.

#32 Posted by The Impersonator (6707 posts) - - Show Bio

Beast looks like somewhere between a walrus and a lion. =P

#33 Posted by kiss_lamia (1284 posts) - - Show Bio

lets hope something horrible happens to captain britain, like Lilith gutting him loool

#34 Edited by ThexX (1606 posts) - - Show Bio

I might start liking 616 Hawkeye now. But I am really excited about this series

#35 Posted by daak1212 (8317 posts) - - Show Bio

He better continue the story of Aloyisus Thorndrake and the Abyss in this

#36 Posted by frogjitsu (494 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait for this book. I just wish Hawkeye didn't have such a lame costume. Where is the cowl?

#37 Posted by lectriccolossus (469 posts) - - Show Bio

ahh man, i really liked Cap. Britian's other outfit, the one with the belt and boots

#38 Posted by BritishMonkey (350 posts) - - Show Bio

suddenly i'm excited and convinced to get this

all right then lol

#39 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, Venom's appearance is making me think more and more about this book. This is awesome stuff...

#40 Posted by Skaddix (3111 posts) - - Show Bio

not really a fan of the new team. Hawkeye and Pym are not popular enough to justify this many appearances in avenger books. And in no way Should Black Widow ever take orders from Hawkeye on this type of a team.

#41 Posted by Deadcool (6900 posts) - - Show Bio

Venom, Captain Britain, Captain America, Valkirie and RICK REMENDER!!! I love it

#42 Posted by BlackArmor (6213 posts) - - Show Bio

Should I read this?

#43 Posted by lemontron (63 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor: probably!

#44 Posted by BlackArmor (6213 posts) - - Show Bio

@lemontron: Thanks for the advice

#45 Posted by CATPANEXE (9505 posts) - - Show Bio

Venom likes Madonna?

The MOE thing reminds me of their House Of M book. I think that's sort of interesting.

I dropped this series but Remender makes it hard to pass on, it also seems he really is going to take this in a different direction.

I wonder of this series will evolve in the pivotal manner Thunderbolts has where a new writer comes on board every now and then and

the team and direction of the stories fluctuate a bit?

#46 Posted by WarMachineMarkV (1234 posts) - - Show Bio

- Captain Britain on a black ops style team?

- The main team needs powerhouses, he should be there and give the team a more international flavor

- I am still confused how any of the rosters for this series made any sense whatsoever

#47 Posted by maxicere (998 posts) - - Show Bio

Great !!! But this Venom is so stupid... I don't like him.

#48 Posted by redhood21 (833 posts) - - Show Bio

@maxicere said:

Great !!! But this Venom is so stupid... I don't like him.


#49 Posted by goldenkey (3033 posts) - - Show Bio


#50 Posted by maxicere (998 posts) - - Show Bio

@redhood21 said:

@maxicere said:

Great !!! But this Venom is so stupid... I don't like him.


Seriously, You like Flash Thompson's Venom??. This Venom don't have soul. Venom is a great villain or antihero, Eddie Brock and Mc Gargan are agressive, badass, cool characters. This new Venom are a mutilated war veteran, who best merit was to turn crazy Peter Parker in the highschool...Come on... I don't know what won an Avenger team with this Venom.

In the last decade, The Avengers became "Marvel Universe team". Spiderman, Thing, Wolverine, Storm, Captain Britain, Venom... I don't know why this roster must to be necessary. The team lost identity.

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