Posted by: Matt McGloin

Marvel Announces Brainwashed Secret Avengers: Iron Patriot Joins The Team

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I think I have heard everything NOW!

Get it?

The latest Avengers book to be announced by Marvel is a relaunched Secret Avengers book from Nick Spencer and Luke Ross.

The team will be made up of Nick Fury Jr., Agent Coulson, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Mockingbird, Taskmaster, Hulk and the Iron Patriot with the Winter Soldier as well.

The hook of the book is that the members don't know that they are part of the team as they have been implanted with suggestions that will get triggered by S.H.I.E.L.D., who wanted their own team of Avengers.

I was actually under the impression that S.H.I.E.L.D. already had a team of Avengers -- led by Captain America, or any of the other half dozen or more, I suppose.

I think Marvel is now (again!) bordering on the ridiculous level with the amount of influence the movies have with their comics.

The Iron Patriot's identity hasn't even been revealed, as it would most likely spoil Iron Man 3. In addition, judging from the poor attempt of a cover, it's the Avengers from the movie.

And I thought Hulk already joined S.H.I.E.L.D. in Waid's book?

Come on guys. You had a great concept when Secret Avengers was initially launched: a team of B-listers led by Captain America to go on secret missions that normal Avengers couldn't; however, you chose to just make it another Cap book, and audiences left in droves.

How about some diversity to the line?

(via EW)

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