*Membership spots not really limited!
Keb wrote:[spoiler]I don't think the New Universe characters are the life and death. Captain Universe has said to Nightmask that this all ends with him in a box, so his end is inevitable. Personally, I think some of the New Universe characters are going to have to make a sacrifice to repair the machine or something along those lines. I think Starbrand will join the avengers under Thor or maybe Hawkeye (both have roster spots in their branches).
The life and death I was referring to was the description of Cap and Tony at the end of Avengers #3. Where it says "The great idea was expansion. And it started with two men. One was life. And one was death.
And yeah, Nightmask is probably going to be toast. But I don't think that this will be happening in the next few issues or so.
Cap's roster spots all seem to be people who value life (Falcon, Shang Chi, Captain Marvel) whereas Stark's seem to be more about death/survival (Wolverine, Spider-Pussy, recall "would you kill to save your own" in New Avengers) so I think we might see the divide spinning out of that conflict. Once Steve learns what the Illuminati did to him, he'sgoing to go apeshit.
All of this seems to center around what the Iluminati did more and more.
I've noticed the broken connecting lines between Shang Chi's circle to Stark's group and Sunspot to Cap's group. Recall that in Avengers 2, it was Stark who recruited Shang Chi and Cap who recruited Sunspot (and Cannonball).
I also made note of the different types of circles. Notice that Manifold and Captain Universe have double circles similar to Cap? Perhaps they will both eventually lead their own teams? Their roles are much bigger in this than what we've seen and I want to see where Hickman goes with them. I'm more intrigued by Manifold now that a counterpart has surfaced in New Avengers.
Curiously, their circles are on the lines connected to Thor and Hawkeye. Thor's line has the more "cosmic" Avengers on it (Hyperion, Capt. Universe, Smasher). Dunno what Manifold's connection to Hawkeye is yet.
The two big circles at the top are going to be heavy hitters though. Could see that link to the Infinity event.
Which is why I expect Nightmask and Star Brand to take those spots. They're the ends of a broken system. (Being both the Universe/Mutiverse, and the Avengers.)