Marvel wraps up Norman Osborn's Dark Reign in earnest tomorrow with end of Siege and its few remaining Avengers titles. Marvel's Heroic Age is upon us, but there's no Howard The Duck title on the stands. I call fowl!
The fix is in: In this Wednesday's second issue of Marvel Comics' Siege series, an Avenger will die! But instead of surrendering to the hype and bloodlust, we thought we'd take a look at who it may be... and why.
Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn)
The villain of the piece, and former Green Goblin, Norman Osborn has already returned from the dead once to pursue ever-more-ridiculous plans for power, political and otherwise.
Is he marked for death this week? No way; there're two more issues after this week's, and I don't even think…
The seventh (or maybe eighth, depending who's around that week) smartest person in the Marvel Universe, this genius kid has a gift for making connections where others don't and getting into trouble.
Is he marked for death this week? I doubt it; he's not important enough to most people for his death to…
Captain America (Steve Rogers)
Marvel's most famous patriot, the man who socked Hitler in the jaw and whose return signaled the end of Marvel's Dark Reign.
Is he marked for death this week? In that he's literally just finished a series called Reborn where he came back from the (assumed) dead, of course not.
It may be the start of the holiday season - which, amongst other things, means that new comics are released on Thursday this week, instead of Wednesday - but that doesn't stop comics from bringing death, destruction and Iron Man.
The recession may have meant that you couldn't buy that life-size Battlestar Galactica Raptor prop, but that doesn't mean that there aren't cheaper ways to nerd out. Especially with a week of comics like this.