Marvel NOW continues its aggressive relaunch of titles, with either new jumping on points with new creative teams and/or directions. relaunches of titles or brand new titles, such as the recently announced Superior Spiderman.
Another Marvel title that is getting relaunched is the Secret Avengers. Taking ideas from the Secret War, SHIELD is using memory re-writing tech in order to have its own group of Avengers. Thing is ... most of the roster doesn't even know they are on that team.
The new Secret Avengers group will be SHIELD sanctioned and will include Nick Fury Jr, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Mockingbird, Taskmaster, Hulk and a brand new Iron Patriot whose identity has not been revealed. Bringing us this new team is writer Nick Spencer and artist Luke Ross.
Spencer had this to say to Entertainment Weekly:
"Nobody on this team actually knows that they're on this team. "S.H.I.E.L.D. has decided that they want their own Avengers team, but Avengers are loose cannons: They're independent operators, they don’t have security clearance, they have a history of becoming bad guys."
"I can’t reveal the identity of the Iron Patriot yet, but I think people are gonna like how he ends up in that suit," said Spencer. "That’s a suit that has a lot of history in the Marvel Universe, none of it good."
Spencer wrote a few issues of the current run back last year Fear Itself tie ins. No release date has been revealed yet.