The New Dark Avengers: S.P.A.W.M.
I'm enjoying the Thunderbolts re-badging. #175 was a fun issue.
I happened to also be rewatching Season 4.2 of the Venture Bros. In one episode Phantom Limb describes SPAWM, "the classic panoply of powers" for any self-respecting super villain teamup: Speed, Power, Air, Water/Wind/Weather and Magic. "You need at least one elemental in the mix." It seems that in this Dark Avengers team, @jeffparker has given us just that.
Of course, I consider Cage a handler. He's not part of the Five-Man Band that is the #darkavengers proper.
Speed: Trickshot (reflexes, range)
Power: Skaar (nuff said)
Air: Man-Spidey (death from above)
Whichever: Ragnarok (thunder?)
Magic: Toxie Doxie (mutant magic)
So far, I think I know which one is the Leader, and who might be Strong Guy. Not sure who will be the Lancer, Smart Guy or the Chick yet.
I think #176 hits the stands on the first day of summer. Today/morrow.
Awash in Tropes,