Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel may have canceled it's only female ongoing book just last week, but they somewhat redeemed themselves with the release of the unlettered SECRET AVENGERS #20 preview. The issue, which is scheduled to hit store shelves on December 28th features the breathtaking art of Alex Maleev and will be written by Warren Ellis. The issue's focus will be on Black Widow, who not only graces the lovely John Cassaday cover; but will dominate the interiors as well.

THE SECRET AVENGERS ARE DEAD and only the Black Widow can save them in your first look at SECRET AVENGERS #20! Fan favorite creators Warren Ellis & Alex Maleev send the Black Widow on her most secret mission yet…even her teammates don’t know she’s on it. Can the world’s greatest secret agent save the team alone? Find out as Ellis’ critically acclaimed run on Secret Avengers continues in Secret Avengers #20. Run the mission. Don’t get seen. Save the world!
Written by Warren Ellis Art by Alex Maleev Cover by John Cassaday FOC – 12/5/11, On Sale – 12/28/11

As we can see in the unlettered preview of SECRET AVENGERS #20 below, Black Widow will be venturing off on a mission all her own, on her own -- and not even her team will know about it. While the first few pages of the preview appear to be jam packed with action, the latter two pages give the impression that Black Widow will be doing what she does best in this upcoming issue; acting as the spy. This is a great opportunity for the creative to to show readers what character that normally stays in the background can really do on her own. It will definitely be interesting to see. Check out the incredibly gorgeous 4-page preview below; and while it is difficult to tell exactly what will be going on in the issue, it's still fun to speculate. What do you think of the preview? Are you looking forward to SECRET AVENGERS #20?

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#1 Posted by moywar700 (3013 posts) - - Show Bio

this is interesting, well at least marvel puts black canary as lead characters for an issue

#2 Posted by mcb650 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never been able to get into Maleev's art. :/

#3 Posted by KainScion (2992 posts) - - Show Bio

@moywar700: black widow, noob.

#4 Posted by moywar700 (3013 posts) - - Show Bio

@KainScion: soz, I always get the 2 mixed togther

#5 Posted by maxicere (998 posts) - - Show Bio

Sooo dark...mmm

#6 Posted by Clue_ (455 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm enjoying this run so far. Single issue stories and a rotating team of pencils. It reminds me of Planetary. 
Not many writers can tell an enticing story in one issue.

#7 Posted by Mercy_ (94420 posts) - - Show Bio

Maleev *____* I'd go out of my way to pick up this issue if I wasn't already pulling it.

#8 Posted by ReVamp (23014 posts) - - Show Bio

Beautiful. C'est Magnifique.

#9 Posted by Static Shock (50453 posts) - - Show Bio

@KainScion said:

@moywar700: black widow, noob.

Stop that.

#10 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
Looks good to me.
#11 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome artwork I say! Black Widow at her finest it seems.

#12 Edited by The Impersonator (7939 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel may have canceled it's only female ongoing book just last week, but they somewhat redeemed themselves with the release of the unlettered SECRET AVENGERS #20 preview.

Is this true? Black Widow's ongoing series is cancelled as well? Or are you talking about X-23? O___O

#13 Posted by worldFlash (245 posts) - - Show Bio

did anyone notice that Black Widow points her stingers at War Machine.

#14 Posted by cdrshado (24 posts) - - Show Bio

My question is , why is she not the leader of Secret Avengers, why bring in Hawkeye?? When it comes to espionage who else do you trust??? She was a chairman and she is a master spy, what is the problem here?

#15 Posted by Emperormeister734 (895 posts) - - Show Bio

What the helll did she do to War Machine?

#16 Posted by vance_astro (89830 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by RainEffect (3376 posts) - - Show Bio

Maleev is drawing Black Widow? 
Black Widow is headlining Secret Avengers?

#18 Posted by DanialCarroll (2539 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice. Secret Avengers is my favourite "Avengers" title.

#19 Posted by TheBlueAngel93 (21049 posts) - - Show Bio
@BlackArmor said:

Is she betraying them? I can't tell without words......I don't follow the avengers but hasn't she betrayed them like 50 times now...why is she still on a team exactly. If i'm wrong sorry might be having a noob moment

She hasn't betrayed them "like 50 times", honestly I can't even remember her betraying the team ONE time...

And just for anyone wondering what the heck is going on here...
#20 Posted by sparty-dbq (954 posts) - - Show Bio

Any other video game geeks think Tasha looks like Samas Aran in her zero suit on the cover? The lighting both turns her outfit blue and her hair blonde.

#21 Posted by Eyz (3187 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the cinematic tone :D

#22 Posted by Hatutzeraze (270 posts) - - Show Bio

Secret Avengers #19 was my favorite comic this week. 20's looking pretty great as well.