It’s finally happening, Marcus Johnson or as Marvel would have us call him Nick Fury Jr. is now the big man in charge of SHEILD in the marvel universe and he’s joining an Avengers team to boot! Straight from Spencer and Ross comes details on the Secret Avengers title:
The new S.H.I.E.L.D.-sanctioned team spins out of a plot point of Brian Michael Bendis’ “Secret War,” where many Marvel heroes were implanted with memory-modifying tech.
“Nobody on this team actually knows that they’re on this team,” Spencer told EW. “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.”
The roster will include Hawkeye, Black Widow, Mockingbird, Taskmaster, Hulk, a brand-new Iron Patriot and Marcus Johnson aka Nick Fury Jr (learn all about him here). Since the book will be SHEILD focused it’s a pretty good bet that Marcus/Nick will be leading this team.
For those unfamiliar with Nick Fury Jr./Marcus Johnson he made his debut in the Battlescars series (Read our review of the first issue here) earlier in the year. I’m very much interested in how this book will be executed and how Marcus will defer from his dad…if any.
More as it breaks!