Marvel has become a whole new animal lately with the big news and spoilers on Amazing Spider-Man #700 and other titles switching over to a new campaign at the same time called Marvel NOW! Marvel has had a lot of positive and negative feedback on some of their Marvel NOW! titles including the above mentioned. However, according to Nick Spencer, Marvel has been busy lately with their new Live Blog revealing what’s to come from their new espionage-filled series. Fans were allowed to sign up and chat with Nick Spencer and Marc Strom to ask questions about the latest from Marvel and what’s to come for Marvel NOW![box_light]“There’s a new S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Marvel Universe under the watch of Daisy Johnson and Maria Hill with Nick Fury Jr. and Phil Coulson as the top agents. One of the initiatives they’ve undertaken is building their own Avengers team. Maria Hill has direct supervision. They’re using tech first seen in Brian Bendis’ Secret War: memory implants so members of the team will not remember the missions. That’s how secret these missions are.” – Nick Spencer[/box_light]
Nick Spencer went on further to talk about how Hawkeye and Black Widow will be on the front cover of Issue #1 coming in February. Taskmaster will be appearing in Issue #2, Hulk, Mockingbird and Iron Patriot will be coming down the line however Winter Soldier will be featured but will not be a member of the Secret Avengers. How many Helicarriers lost by now will be dealt with by issue #3. Also, we will be seeing a bit more of a proactive Nick Fury rather than a Nick Fury than what we are used to in the past decade gathering, revealing intel then disappearing into the shadows. He will be riding along with the crew, standing right by their side every step of the way.
Tom Brevoort offered a new insight about the new expected Nick Fury comparing him as the Captain America of the Secret Avengers team as the lead guy in the field. Although he will have a different approach, he is the first guy on the ground leading the charge. Nick Fury has also had his own particular history with Iron Man; however, the Avenger’s themselves have no idea about the Secret Avenger’s. Everyone outside of S.H.I.E.L.D. knows not of this initiative taking place. The Nick Fury in this series will turn out to be Nick Fury’s son who was originally known as Marcus Johnson, who is featured in Battle Scars.[box_light]“This S.H.I.E.L.D. is throwing up a lot more hail-maries’ to make up ground they’ve lost. Some will go well, some won’t.” – Nick Spencer[/box_light]
Secret Avengers by Nick Spencer and Luke Ross kicks off this February.