"And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born — to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand! Through the years, their roster has prospered, changing many times, but their glory has never been denied! Heed the call, then — for now, the Avengers Assemble!"
— Prologue from The Avengers
You might seen the teasers Marvel has released lately about their "Secret Avengers". I have to admit, even though I lean towards more DC nowadays, I am intrigued at this line up. I mean, I'm already going to bite once the Avengers book hits because it's nice to see Clint Barton in the purple and blue as Hawkeye.
So, I thought it would be fun just to come up with my own "Secret" Avengers.
Eight members, each a piece to the puzzle that I think would be a perfect Avengers team. The Avengers have seen dozens of shake ups and roster changes than most people can remember. There is an idea of who the Avengers are and a "classic" roster, much like how people have an idea of who the JLA are and who it consists of.
There is a certain truth to that, but I think of it as Marvel's team that should be it's front line, and not just some A-list assortment. There should be might, magic, cunning minds to fight off aliens, wizards, mutants, terrorists, gods, and anything you can throw at them.
So for the next week, I will reveal a single member of my dream Avengers team. George Marston from If This Be Doomsday fame has helped me out with the imagery. Guesses and assumptions are always welcome.