Possibly, literally. That's right, folks! Fred Van Lente's new Avengers team, much teased about, are unique because they're all dead. In a miniseries which ties in to the 'Chaos Wars' mini-event based around Hercules, Van Lente will gather together a group of former Avengers who have all died, and give them one last go at being heroic and that.
The team, as you can see above, are headlined by Vision and Captain Marvel, two of Marvel's most popular dead characters. Doctor Druid will also return, alongside Swordsman, Yellowjacket II, and Deathcry. Along with these characters, Van Lente also promises that many dead characters may pop up in Chaos Wars itself - hinting Ares in particular. But back to the dead team! Chaos Wars sees Mikaboshi (an evil God) destroying parts of reality, in order to delete the Universe - and that means everywhere is in the firing line. Even the afterlife. As a result, the dead may well start walking the Earth again, which is where Captain Marvs, Vision, and the rest all come in handy.
Mkikaboshi has set up a threat who very specifically will target the Avengers, which makes it very handy that now there will be a third team of Avengers helping out the living heroes. Who is this villain, you may ask? None other than The Grim Reaper! Van Lente points out that most of the heroes on the team died in tragic or dishonourable circumstances, making this a chance for them to redeem themselves. And who else could possibly draw such a story, but Tom Grummett? The miniseries, which lasts for three issues, will start in November.