There is that. I also just realized Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady) is missing from this cover as well.
--Previous Message-- : I have to agree with Khonshu on this one. It's : the main reason that I don't get the Secrect : Avengers regularly. : : Also, I think War Machine may be the more : likely death of the two of them considering : his series was just cancelled. : : --Previous Message-- : I'm not saying I definitively believe Marc : is : dying. I'm just making wild leaps of the : imagination. : : The way I see it, Marvel has given Moon : Knight a few years and multiple titles to : become a breakout star in their universe. : For whatever reasons, that hasn't really : happened. True, he's been making a lot of : good cameos in other books, but I think : that's more a byproduct of Marvel pushing : the character to increase recognition than : it is a result of popularity. I hope I'm : wrong about that. : : Anyway, it isn't entirely out of the : question that Moon Knight's little run with : Ultron is really just a prelude to Bendis' : upcoming Age of Ultron or the Secret : Avengers upcoming story arc involving : Adaptoids and other robotic threats. If : that's the case, Moon Knight could be killed : as a way to both end Marvel's MK pitch and : usher in the new storylines. Once again, : this is nothing I'm absolutely convinced is : happening. They're just thoughts bouncing : around in my brain. For instance, I've a : thought that Echo might temporarily fill in : for Marc if he dies or gets injured. She's : got the ability to mimic his fighting styles : and it wouldn't be the first time she's worn : tights. I don't really see that happening : either, but it's a thought. : : As to whether or not Marc would come back : from being dead, I'm aware that's kind of : his schtick. However, I'm concerned that if : he does die, it will end the series. Marvel : might revive the character, but that doesn't : mean they'll revive the book. : : Whatever happens, it's nice to have a : conversation about it with people who seem : to really like the character. : : --Previous Message-- : I don't think Moon Knight is going to be : killed off in issue #9. : : Don't read too much into the missing picture : from the cover of an upcoming Secret : Avengers comic. The Secret Avengers have : been been shown as guest stars in other : books (Avengers titles, Hulk, Fear Itself). : Sometimes Moon Knight is shown on the cover : of the issue and sometimes he isn't. On a : couple of occasions, Moon Knight has been : shown with the other Secret Avengers on the : cover of a comic and then not even appeared : in the comic itself. The Secret Avengers are : a dynamic team. The character appearances : are selected based on the mission, and not : every member is needed for every situation. : : If you look at that cover again, War Machine : is not on the cover either. And I wouldn't : draw the conclusion that War Machine would : be dead or off the team either. : : - khonshu : : --Previous Message-- : : Bendis and Bagely have a new book out : BRILLIANT doubt he will be putting much : effort into MK now! Now that bendis has : taken MK in a direction with avengers as his : alter egos I think its to late for someone : to bring MK back to where he belongs with : Jake-Mac-Steven without another reboot. In : essence he has pretty much cut off any : different direction for another writer to : go.Only conclusion is to take him out with a : bang!Hope I'm wrong. : --Previous Message-- : (sorry - that was not super-clear. It could : be Marc who dies in the MK series and maybe : someone else will take up the mantle. But : taking MK out of SA may or may not be : significant because they're not doing too : much with him. In fact, his appearance in : Dark Wolverine was cooler, in my view, than : almost anything he's done in SA) : : --Previous Message-- : Well, who could die? Buck, Marlene, Echo or : Marc. I don't think there's another : character in there who matters unless it's : one of Marc's voices. It could be Marc, but : if we're honest they're not using him well : at all in Secret Avengers, so his : disappearance won't matter much. In fact, : apart from Steve, none of them matter. It : also crossed my mind that maybe someone else : will take up the mantle if Marc dies. : : I think this series is really growing and : I'm just hoping it picks up some new readers : so that it gets some longevity. : : --Previous Message-- : I sincerely hope not... I just read issue #7 : and (overall) it was decidedly quite : enjoyable. Please don't cancel the series... : It's just starting to grow on me! : : I haven't been reading Secret Avengers : really anyway since the conclusion of the : first arc. It didn't feature MK enough, and : I am a poor college student and can't afford : the luxury of reading a series simply for : cameo appearances. : : --Previous Message-- : : : A proposed cover to Secret Avengers #23 : featuring new members Venom, Hawkeye and : Giant Man with no sign of Moon Knight. : Marvel's press release for the issue also : mentions a death in the team. Considering a : death is scheduled for MK #9, is this : foretelling of Moon Knight's demise? : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :