Preview art for Secret Avengers #01, by Luke Ross
Nick Spencer: ”The nature of these missions means these operatives can’t be allowed to know about them outside mission time—being independent operations, with their own histories and a general lack of high-level security clearances, there’s just too much risk—so using memory implants is the best available solution. And different characters will respond to this in different ways—and in some cases, their responses will definitely surprise you…
“It’s a big cast, and they’ve all got really cool stories of their own coming up, and the juggling act of that can be a tough but rewarding challenge. We’re very much playing the long game on this book, so it will take some time for everything to come into focus. But as it does, I’m excited for it all shakes out.”
I’m still interested to see Spencer’s precise justification for the memory implants, and how he’s going to reconcile that with each Avenger’s existing character. But until we do see it, here’s a look at Clint in jeopardy in Secret Avengers’ first issue.