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NYCC | Is the Human Torch joining the Secret Avengers?

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Marvel.com has posted an interview with Rick Remender about his upcoming run with Gabriel Hardman on Secret Avengers, and a piece of promotional artwork reveals a potentially different roster for the team — one that includes the Human Torch and Venom.

Over the weekend, Marvel announced the new creative team and shared a promotional piece by drawn by Art Adams (the book’s cover artist, according to the Marvel feature). It showed new team member Captain Britain, the team’s new leader, Hawkeye, as well as Hank Pym and other current members of the team. Hank Pym doesn’t appear on the promo art from Marvel’s site, but Venom and the Human Torch do. Or a Human Torch, anyway; whether it’s a resurrected Johnny Storm, the WWII-era Torch he took his name from or, heck, even Toro is anybody’s guess at this point. But Marvel has teased the return of the Johnny Storm Human Torch already, so he seems like the likely suspect.

In the interview, Remender doesn’t talk much about the roster beyond Captain Britain and Hawkeye, but he does reveal that along with introducing a new Masters of Evil, he’s also revamping another classic Avengers villain as the team faces the Adaptoids — “sentient, hyper-evolved descendants of the original Super Adaptoid.”

Via Multiversity Comics

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A Torch without a face is the original Human Torch

Aren’t there like 2 or 3 torches though? Marvel has alot of clones and ripoff characters

Ah, so thosre are the people who were siloughetted. I’m thinking it’s the original. Marvel would probably let Hickman tease Johnny’s return if that was the case.

Marvel did tease the original

THAT is a rad lineup. Here’s hoping it’s not still four bucks an issue!

Its the original Torch. Remender said the story is all about Androids. He’s an Android.

Yeah, the bit about Adaptoids has me thinking that the Human Torch is Jim Hammond. But part of me is hoping that it is Toro.

“Hank Pym doesn’t appear on the promo art from Marvel’s site”

I’m not really up on what costume / identity Pym is using these days but isn’t Ant-man in the image? Is that not him? Also, why are they not using Captain Britain’s newer costume from MI13? I loathe that old one, it’s way too 80s for my liking.

Does Marvel ever do something original,they throw a bunch of their regulars onto some kind of team with the names Avengers or X-Men attached to the tille and off they go…pathetic. Maybe Deadpool Avengers or Wolverine X-Men will be their next kick a the unoriginal can.

@Adam, you mean like how DC has 3 Flashes, 3 Batgirls, a couple Blue Beetles and like 100 Green Lanterns?

Oh brilliant, Captain Britain in his iconic look. I loved MI13, but Brian looked a bit bargain basement in there. But this? Majestic.

Hawkeye looks rubbish, though.

“Hank Pym doesn’t appear on the promo art from Marvel’s site”

He’s on Hawkeye’s arrow in Adams’ piece, and behind Widow in Hardman’s on this page… or am I missing something?

@BTSMGL

That’s not Pym behind Widow. That’s Eric O’Grady, the current Ant-Man.

Gabriel Hardman, New Masters of Evil and Captain Britain!?!

Please be 2.99 so I can check this out!!!… yeah, wishful thinking I know! :(

Does Marvel ever do something original,they throw a bunch of their regulars onto some kind of team with the names Avengers or X-Men attached to the tille and off they go…pathetic. Maybe Deadpool Avengers or Wolverine X-Men will be their next kick a the unoriginal can.

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I agree. This team roster (for the most part) is redundant and boring.

I am not sure Jim Hammond and Flash Thompson would be considered ‘regulars’.

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