Marvel Reveals Luke Cage's "Mighty" Team for "Infinity"

Mon, June 3rd, 2013 at 9:34am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

The first of many teasers this week for "Infinity," the first member of the "Mighty" team is Luke Cage.

Marvel Comics has posted a new teaser images for Jonathan Hickman's "Infinity" event this summer -- supposedly the first of many, as only one symbol on the teaser is "online." Designed to be used with the Marvel AR mobile app, the image will likely be filled in throughout the week with members of a team classified as "Mighty."

Upon use of the Marvel AR app, a video interview with Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort is shown, revealing the first symbol as a stand-in for Luke Cage, retired Avenger.

"During his tenure with the New Avengers, Luke Cage kind of came to be the moral center of the group, of the team," Brevoort said in the AR video. "While he's now retired from being an active Avenger because of the need to raise his daughter in a safer environment, the call to arms and the catastrophe that is 'Infinity' forces him to get back up off the bench and pull together a bunch of other characters, a bunch of other heroes in the absence of the Avengers to be the Avengers when no one else can, and Luke's the one character who's got the gravitas and the wherewithal to be able to make this happen.

Judging from the teaser, this week will bring the reveal of five more members of the "Mighty" substitute Avengers -- and from Brevoort's comments, presumably those who may not currently be part of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Stick around CBR News as more is revealed on "Infinity" during this week.

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