The Secret Avengers are getting some new members, both on and off the page.
Marvel has announced that Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato are leaving the title, with the incoming team of Nick Spencer and Scott Eaton taking over the series at the end of April. Additionally, Marvel’s recently revealed solicitation text indicates that Steve Rogers, the former Captain America will assemble a new team of heroes.
"Steve Rogers, America’s super-soldier, is well accustomed to making tough calls, but none may be tougher than the ones he’ll have to make to successfully sabotage the abominable threat of Fear Itself. As the Marvel Universe begins fall like dominoes before one of his bitterest enemies, Rogers will have to recruit a new group of heroes into the fight for freedom of mind, body and soul…and confront the ideals he upheld as the Sentinel of Liberty head-on."
"I couldn’t be happier to have a rising talent like Nick taking the reins of Secret Avengers as we head into Fear Itself” added Tom Brevoort, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Publishing.. “As evidenced in his T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents work, Nick’s got a thoroughly modern approach to the espionage tale, and I expect him to do great things with Steve’s covert squad."
Spencer is widely regarded as one of the rising stars in the comic book industry, thanks to hit creator owned titles like Existence 2.0, Forgetless and Morning Glories at Image Comics, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents for DC and Iron Man 2.0 for Marvel, which follows the adventures of War Machine.
The new creative team will kick off in Secret Avengers 12.1 on April 27, with a cover by Deodato. Secret Avengers #13 will follow in May with a cover by Adi Granov.