Marvel has released a teaser image for a forthcoming new Defenders series. The image, which features artwork by Javier Rodríguez, shows the Masked Raider imploring Doctor Strange to bring a new Defenders team together. Members of the team from throughout the years, including Hulk, Valkyrie, Silver Surfer, Namor, and more are shown on tarot cards floating in front of the sorcerer supreme.
Putting Rodríguez on a title with ties throughout the Marvel Universe is a smart move. The artist, along with inker Álvaro López, has beautifully rendered key moments and characters from the publisher’s long history in the Mark Waid-written History of the Marvel Universe miniseries. His run as artist on the Saladin Ahmed-penned Exiles series also displayed that he can handle working with a large cast of characters, particularly during elegantly-choreographed action sequences.
Keep an eye out for more news on Marvel’s latest Defenders teams, which the publisher says will arrive “this summer.”