Marvel began rolling out a new wave of their trademark oblique teasers earlier this week. It began with three on Wednesday, each featuring a different character — Blade, Monica Rambeau/Spectrum, and Wiccan — but the same text: “No Compromise. No Mercy.” Yesterday, they released three more similar teasers featuring, respectively, Angela, Damien Hellstrom, and the Winter Soldier:
Today, Marvel has released what appears to be the final teaser, which incorporates all of the previously revealed characters and adds a tease-within-a-teaser for a final mystery character.
Marvel is calling this team their “Newest, Most Ruthless Team.” As we mentioned on Wednesday, that sure looks like Mike Deodato Jr. and Frank Martin artwork in those teasers, but they’re currently working on Savage Avengers, a book about a team that’s already pretty dang ruthless. This new team has their work cut out for them if they want to have less ruths than a team that includes Wolverine and The Punisher and Elektra and Venom.
Also, what do any of these characters have in common? At a glance there seems to be nothing that ties them together. Perhaps the identity of the mystery member will help make it clearer how this new team comes together and what their purpose is.
Who do you think the mystery member is, and what will this new team be called? Like the teasers say, ‘all will be revealed’ next Tuesday, so be sure to check back then.
Joe Grunenwald is a writer and editor living in the Pacific Northwest. He’s taller than a lot of people but not as tall as some people.