After the conclusion of The Dark Angel Saga over in Uncanny X-Force, writer Rick Remender immediately dove headfirst into the brain-breaking metaphysical lore of Psylocke, aka Betsy Braddock, and her brother Brian, aka Captain Britain (a title Betsy herself once held). It involves a lot of policing alternate universes and such, and that way lies madness. However, Remender's also the writer on Secret Avengers now, and since he's handling both teams of covert operatives for each side of the AvX divide, why not tighten things up in his corner of the Marvel Universe? He's already folded his other book, Venom, into Secret Avengers, too, so why not bring Captain Britain aboard? Let's bring Brian to the next level.
Last issue saw the tragic loss of one of their team members in the line of duty with as much redemption as the Irredeemable Ant-Man was ever going to manage, and that doesn't speak well of the job new team leader Hawkeye is doing. The 'calm down, you're sucking at this right now' lecture he got from Hank McCoy only adds to that. Now, the team is stuck in the center of the Earth, where a robot revolution is about to commence – and it's up to Venom to save them. The same Venom that Hawkeye virulently talked smack about last issue as a liability.
Here is some Gabriel Hardman preview art for Secret Avengers #24, due out March 28, featuring a cover by Arthur Adams and a throwdown between Captain Britain and Lady Deathstrike.