avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa33-p8-9.jpgAVENGERS of the UNDEAD
(Earth-666) 

Membership: "Black Widow," Brother Voodoo, "Captain America," "Daredevil," "Hawkeye," "Punisher," Thor the Accursed

Former members (unless resurrected, which is quite possible): Man-Spider (Peter Parker), Wolverine (Logan)

Purpose: Protecting the existence of the undead beings of their world; serving the will of the Undead Celestial; spreading death

Aliases: "Munster Avengers" (mocking nickname from Hawkeye-616)

AffiliationsUndead Celestial, "Jarvis" (servant)

Enemies: Beast-616 (Hank McCoy), Captain Britain-616 (Brian Braddock), Hawkeye-616 (Clinton Barton)

Base of Operations: Meeting hall in an unidentified location on Earth-666

First Appearance: Secret Avengers#33 (December, 2012) 

 

avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa34-cover-smallHistory:
(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - The Avengers of the Undead worshipped the Undead Celestial.

(Secret Avengers#35 (fb) - BTS) - The Human Torch (Jim Hammond) learned James Braddock, Sr. was involved in the creation of the Descendants.

(Secret Avengers#35 (fb) - BTS) - Following this, Brian Braddock (Captain Britain) went through his father's files and found that James Braddock, Sr. had borrowed Merlyn's Orb of Necromancy to give the spark of true life to the automatons he had helped create.

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - To prevent Father from obtaining the Orb of Necromancy (which he might use to grant true life to more of his Descendants), Captain Britain hid it with the Avengers of the Undead on Earth-666, telling them never to release it.

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - Brother Voodoo hid the Orb within Shuma-Gorath's Ego Maze with the Undead Celestial; to recover it, one must journey into the Center Tower, where a living man could die of introspection.

(Secret Avengers#33) - Seeking to use the Orb to stop Father's use of nanotechnology to transform all life in the universe into Descendants, Captain Britain and Hawkeye traveled to Earth-666 and met with its Avengers. avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa34-pg7.jpg

    None of the Avengers of the Undead were pleased to see the living heroes, greeting them with hostility and/or threats.

    Captain America convinced the furious Thor to take pause, advising him that Brother Voodoo had the matter in hand.

    Voodoo ultimately agreed to lead Captain Britain and Hawkeye-616 to the Orb.

    As they reached the final threshold, Britain insisted they must have the Orb, and Voodoo opened the portal while explaining they would need to convince the Undead Celestial to surrender it.

    After Voodoo explained that the Undead Celestial heard no plea from the living, Thor struck Captain Britain from behind with his hammer, after which the other Avengers rushed forward.

    Wolverine then explained that, with the Orb, the Undead Celestial was going to spread undeath to the ends of reality.


(Secret Avengers#34) - Despite the efforts of the Undead Celestial and the Avengers of the Undead, Hawkeye-616 nonetheless snagged the Orb with one of his arrows, and Captain Britain flew away with Hawkeye and the Orb.

    When Captain Britain opened a portal to Otherworld, Brother Voodoo, as masters of the doors of that realm, closed the portal and advised that they would spend the rest of their short lives there, until the inevitable moment when they were devoured by the undead.

    As Captain Britain flew Hawkeye away, they were struck by a black lightning bolt from Thor, knocking them into a vampire den.
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    The Beast-616 (Hank McCoy) then arrived and kicked Thor back, but the portal from which he arrived collapsed before Captain Britain could verbalize its necessity.

    Captain America, the Punisher, and Wolverine then arrived; Wolverine advised they return the Orb and they could die clean...although he was perfectly happy to "do it the other way."

(Secret Avengers#35) - Helpless against Thor's hammer's anti-magic, Captain Britain tackled and ultimately pummeled the Punisher into unconsciousness.

    Hawkeye nailed Wolverine with a "Sunburst Flare," an arrow filled with synthetic bottled sunlight, which disintegrated Wolverine's flesh, leaving behind only a skeleton. avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa36-pg1-panel1

    Furious his friend had been sent to the "Great Waste," Thor knocked both Hawkeye and Beast outside the building.

    However, Hawkeye retained the Orb of Necromancy, and Captain Britain grabbed them both and flew them away.


(Secret Avengers#36) - In the Avengers' meeting hall, Captain America noted that without the Orb of Necromancy, the dead of their universe would sleep forever; life would continue to spread unabated." Hawkeye added that when the living learned of their plan, they would come to destroy their world. Thor denounced their frailty, reminding them they served the resolute will of the Undead Celestial.

    Brother Voodoo agreed that the Orb must be reacquired, but noted that finding these interdimensional trespassers would be difficult.

    However, they were then interrupted by their Jarvis-like servant who told them that "breathers" were there to see them: Beast, Captain Britain, and Hawkeye-616 then entered with the Orb, which they offered up so the Avengers of the Undead would let them go home.

    As Voodoo touched the Orb, Britain energized it, transforming Brother Voodoo back to living/mortal form, after which Hawkeye encased Voodoo in a force field.

    With Voodoo's magic negated, Captain Britain reclaimed the Orb and opened a portal back home, though which the heroes rushed, leaving as the Punisher lamented, "They got the damned Orb!"

(Amazing Spider-Man III#9/2 (fb) - BTS) - Man-Spider was severely injured and captured by Bora of Reality-001's Inheritors, dimension-hopping beings who were massacring and feeding on Spider-Totems throughout the multiverse.

(Amazing Spider-Man III#9/2) - Man-Spider was taken back to the Inheritors' headquarters on Loomworld where he and several other alternate reality Spiders were feasted on by the Inheritors.

Comments: Created by Rick Remender and Andy Kuhn.

    Hawkeye once called the group the "Munster Avengers"

    Man-Spider received a profile during the Spider-Verse Appendix event. It would be easy for someone to convert the sub-profiles into full profiles for the remaining members...I just don't have the time, but if you want to do so, please feel free!

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Avengers of the Undead have no known connections to:


avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa34-pg9-bw.jpg"Black Widow"
She isn't identified by any name in the stories, so I'll call her Black Widow for clarification. See comments...

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - Like the other members of the Avengers of the Undead, the Black Widow worshipped the Undead Celestial.

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - To prevent Father from obtaining the Orb of Necromancy (which he might use to grant true life to more of his Descendants), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock of Reality-616) hid it with the Avengers of the Undead on Earth-666, telling them never to release it.

(Secret Avengers#33) - Seeking to use the Orb to stop Father's use of nanotechnology to transform all life in the universe into Descendants, Captain Britain and Hawkeye traveled to Earth-666 and met with its Avengers. Black Widow advised that they did not endure the living here.

    Captain Britain accepted Voodoo's warnings/terms/risks of recovering the Orb, and the Widow and the other Avengers stood back as Voodoo transported Britain and Hawkeye away.

    As Voodoo brought the two Reality-616 before the Undead Celestial, who held the Orb, the Widow and the other Avengers of the Undead confronted them to prevent them from reclaiming the Orb, as they wished t
he Undead Celestial to use the Orb to spread undeath to the ends of reality.

(Secret Avengers#34) - Despite the Widow and the Avengers of the Undead's efforts, Hawkeye and Captain Britain-616 obtained the Orb and fled, although Brother Voodoo prevented them from leaving Earth-666.


(Secret Avengers#36) - In the Avengers' meeting hall, the Avengers discussed plans to recover the Orb until Beast (who had subsequently arrived), Captain Britain, and Hawkeye-616 then entered with the Orb, which they offered up so the Avengers of the Undead would let them go home.

    However, Captain Britain used the Orb to transform Brother Voodoo back to mortal form, after which Hawkeye contained him in a force sphere, allowing Captain Britain to open a portal back to Earth-616, through which they escaped.

--Secret Avengers#33 (34, 36

Note: She wore the costume of the Black Widow, but she was never called that on panel...she was never given any kind of identification, so I've just called her the Black Widow for clarifications purpose. We don't know for sure that's she's Natasha Romanova/Romanoff, or someone else altogether. Maybe she's Claire Voyant, or any of the other Black Widows.

    She is obviously a spider-person, and she has multiple eyes, a large fanged mouth, and two digits and a thumb. She could likely cling to walls, although she could have just been holding herself on a structure rather than adhering to anything).

    She likely had superhuman strength and a venomous bite, and maybe she could spin webs (from where, who knows?), but we never really saw her doing anything other than look like a scary character.



avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa34-pg11-bv.jpgBrother Voodoo

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - Like the other members of the Avengers of the Undead, Brother Voodoo worshipped the Undead Celestial.

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - To prevent  Father from obtaining the Orb of Necromancy (which he might use to grant true life to more of his Descendants), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock of Reality-616) hid it with the Avengers of the Undead on Earth-666, telling them never to release it.

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - Brother Voodoo hid the Orb within Shuma-Gorath's Ego Maze with the Undead Celestial; to recover it, one must journey into the Center Tower, where a living man could die of introspection.

(Secret Avengers#33) - Seeking to use the Orb to stop Father's use of nanotechnology to transform all life in the universe into Descendants, Captain Britain and Hawkeye traveled to Earth-666 and met with its Avengers. Brother Voodoo asked to what inconvenience they owed yet another unexpected visit.

    Though Thor raged at the intruders, Captain America convinced Thor to take pause, advising him that Brother Voodoo had the matter in hand.

    Captain Britain assured Brother Voodoo that he and Hawkeye would do whatever was needed to help reacquire the Orb, but Voodoo advised Britain that he had to understand the thorny position into which he was putting them.

    Agreeing to risk the fabric of his mind to help reacquire the orb, Voodoo explained that he was master of doorways, but he did not always control the paths beyond and could not protect them there, and that they took their fate into own hands. When Captain Britain agreed to any conditions, Voodoo noted that this was because he did not know the risks the paths held.

    As they reached the final threshold, Voodoo questioned whether there was no other solution, and when Britain insisted they must have the Orb, Voodoo opened the portal while explaining they would need to convince the Undead Celestial to surrender the Orb. After Voodoo explained that the Undead Celestial heard no plea from the living, the other Avengers assaulted the invading heroes. Wolverine explained that, with the Orb, the Undead Celestial was going to spread undeath to the ends of reality.

(Secret Avengers#34) - As one of Hawkeye-616's arrows passed through his ethereal form, Brother Voodoo taunted that the heroes were so far out of their depths. Hawkeye nonetheless snagged the Orb with one of his arrows, and Captain Britain flew away with Hawkeye and the Orb.

    When Captain Britain opened a portal to Otherworld, Brother Voodoo, as masters of the doors of that realm, closed the portal and advised that they would spend the rest of their short lives there, until the inevitable moment when they were devoured by the undead.


(Secret Avengers#34 - BTS) - Thor, followed by Captain America, Punisher, and Wolverine, assaulted the -616 heroes, who were joined by Beast-616 (Hank McCoy).

(Secret Avengers#35 - BTS) - Hawkeye disintegrated Wolverine's flesh with a "sunburst flare," and the heroes again escaped with the Orb of Necromancy.avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa36-pg3-panel1-bv-mortal.jpg

(Secret Avengers#36) - In the Avengers' meeting hall, Brother Voodoo agreed with the others' sentiment that the Orb must be reacquired, but noted that finding these interdimensional trespassers would be difficult. However, they were then interrupted by a Jarvis-like man who told them that "breathers" were there to see them: Beast, Captain Britain, and Hawkeye-616 then entered with the Orb, which they offered up so the Avengers of the Undead would let them go home.

    Approaching them, Brother Voodoo noted that their world of the midnight sun proved too horrible for them, and Captain Britain handed Voodoo the Orb, but reminded him that he knew how to activate it. As Voodoo touched the Orb, Britain energized it, transforming Brother Voodoo back to living/mortal form (which he lamented as "the anguish of flesh"). Telling him not to make it sound so dirty, Hawkeye encased Voodoo in a force field.

    With Voodoo's magic negated, Captain Britain reclaimed the Orb and opened a portal back home, though which the heroes escaped.

--Secret Avengers#33 (34, 36

Note: Captain Britain calls Brother Voodoo "Drumm," and Brother Voodoo does not correct him, which would support the idea that Brother Voodoo is the counterpart of Jericho (+/- Daniel) Drumm...but he could also be entirely Daniel...or someone else altogether.

    Whether Voodoo stayed mortal, and what that would mean to his ongoing membership (and existence!) with the Avengers of the Undead, is certainly speculative...but I don't think it would have worked out well for him. Or maybe the Avengers would have killed him, which would have made him dead again, and he could rejoin?

    Brother Voodoo had a number of magical powers, most notably opening and controlling/closing interdimensional portals.


avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa33-p9-pan1-cap"Captain America"
He isn't identified by any name in the stories, so I'll call him Captain America for clarification. See comments...

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - Like the other members of the Avengers of the Undead, Brother Voodoo worshipped the Undead Celestial.

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - To prevent  Father from obtaining the Orb of Necromancy (which he might use to grant true life to more of his Descendants), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock of Reality-616) hid it with the Avengers of the Undead on Earth-666, telling them never to release it.

(Secret Avengers#33) - Seeking to use the Orb to stop Father's use of nanotechnology to transform all life in the universe into Descendants, Captain Britain and Hawkeye traveled to Earth-666 and met with its Avengers. Captain America warned that they did not welcome interdimensional police checking in on them.

    Though Thor raged at the intruders, Captain America convinced Thor to take pause, advising him that Brother Voodoo had the matter in hand.

    Captain Britain accepted Voodoo's warnings/terms/risks of recovering the Orb, and the Widow and the other Avengers stood back as Voodoo transported Britain and Hawkeye away.

    As Voodoo brought the two Reality-616 before the Undead Celestial, who held the Orb, Captain America and the other Avengers of the Undead confronted them to prevent them from reclaiming the Orb, as they wished t
he Undead Celestial to use the Orb to spread undeath to the ends of reality.

(Secret Avengers#34) - Despite the Widow and the Avengers of the Undead's efforts, Hawkeye and Captain Britain-616 obtained the Orb and fled, although Brother Voodoo prevented them from leaving Earth-666.


(Secret Avengers#34) - After the Earth-616 heroes crashed into a vampire bar, they were confronted by Thor before being joined by Beast-616, after which Cap, Punisher, and Wolverine arrived as well. Cap vowed by "Mephisto's saccharine lies" to gut those who opposed their totalitarianism.

(Secret Avengers#35) - Cap was not seen as Beast, Captain Britain, and Hawkeye-616 battled and defeated Punisher and destroyed Wolverine before fleeing from Thor; the -616 heroes again escaped with the Orb.

(Secret Avengers#36) - Back in the Avengers' meeting hall, Captain America noted that without the Orb of Necromancy, the dead of their universe would sleep forever; life would continue to spread unabated."

    They were interrupted by a Jarvis-like servant who told them that "breathers" were there to see them: Beast, Captain Britain, and Hawkeye-616 then entered with the Orb, which they offered up so the Avengers of the Undead would let them go home.

    However, Captain Britain used the Orb to transform Brother Voodoo back to living/mortal form, which Hawkeye encased in a force field.

    With Voodoo's magic negated, Captain Britain reclaimed the Orb and escaped back to Earth-616.

--Secret Avengers#33 (34, 35 - BTS, 36

Note: He wore the costume of Captain America, but he was never called that on panel...he was never given any kind of identification, so I've just called him Captain America for clarifications purpose.

    If he is Captain America, we have no idea if he is Steve Rogers, some other Captain America combination common to -616, or some one completely different...maybe it's Jack Russell or John Jameson.

    He had the form of Capwolf, a wolf-man form of Captain America transformed via Nightshade's werewolf serum. We don't know the origins of this "Capwolf," although I'd guess they were likely more mystical in origin, and that he was a true werewolf.

    In place of the star on the chest, he had a pentagram. I'd guess he might be named Captain Necromancy (or Captain Transylvania), if he wasn't just called Capwolf.

    He had sharp claws and teeth, and likely had superhuman strength, speed, and senses. Whether he had a werewolf's full abilities (and vulnerabilities), whether he transformed back to human form at will or under sunlight (it was hard for me to tell if it was daytime, or after dusk on Earth-666), etc. is unrevealed. He really wasn't shown doing anything...

    I'm surprised Hawkeye didn't have a silver arrow to use against him.


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"Daredevil"
He isn't identified by any name in the stories, so I'll call him Daredevil for clarification. See comments...

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - Like the other Avengers of the Undead, Daredevil worshipped the Undead Celestial.

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - To prevent  Father from obtaining the Orb of Necromancy (which he might use to grant true life to more of his Descendants), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock of Reality-616) hid it with the Avengers of the Undead on Earth-666, telling them never to release it.

(Secret Avengers#33) - Seeking to use the Orb to stop Father's use of nanotechnology to transform all life in the universe into Descendants, Captain Britain and Hawkeye traveled to Earth-666 and met with its Avengers.

    Daredevil offered Captain Britain a glass of the blood of innocent youth, which Britain politely declined.
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   As Voodoo brought the two Reality-616 before the Undead Celestial, who held the Orb, Daredevil and the other Avengers of the Undead confronted them to prevent them from reclaiming the Orb, as they wished the Undead Celestial to use the Orb to spread undeath to the ends of reality.

(Secret Avengers#34) - Daredevil took an arrow to his right shoulder as the conflict began. Ultimately, despite Daredevil and the Avengers of the Undead's efforts, Hawkeye and Captain Britain-616 obtained the Orb and fled, although Brother Voodoo prevented them from leaving Earth-666.


(Secret Avengers#35) - Hawkeye-616 destroyed Wolverine-666.


(Secret Avengers#36) - In the Avengers' meeting hall, as the Avengers of the Undead discussed how they must reacquire the Orb of Necromancy, they were then interrupted by their Jarvis-like servant who told them that "breathers" were there to see them.

    Beast, Captain Britain, and Hawkeye-616 then entered with the Orb, which they offered up so the Avengers of the Undead would let them go home.

    However, Captain Britain used the Orb to transform Brother Voodoo back to living/mortal form, which Hawkeye encased in a force field.

    With Voodoo's magic negated, Captain Britain reclaimed the Orb and escaped back to Earth-616.

--Secret Avengers#33 (34, 36

Note: He wore the costume of Daredevil (including the two letter D's on the chest), but he was never called that on panel...he was never given any kind of identification, so I've just called him Daredevil for clarifications purpose.

    He is somewhat reminiscent of Hellspawn, the Daredevil Infinity Wars doppelganger, but I'd guess their demonic appearances are somewhat coincidental, and that this Daredevil (or maybe he's Darkdevil, or some other DD combination) has more truly demonic origins.

    He was presumably a skilled marksman. He has a beak, at least. Who knows if he can fly or do anything else.

    Other than offering the blood of innocent youth and taking an arrow to the shoulder, he wasn't shown to do much on panel.

    He had horns and apparently sharp claws at his finger tips.



avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa33-p9-pan2"Hawkeye"
He isn't identified by any name in the stories, so I'll call him Hawkeye for clarification. See comments...

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - Like the other Avengers of the Undead, Daredevil worshipped the Undead Celestial.

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - To prevent  Father from obtaining the Orb of Necromancy (which he might use to grant true life to more of his Descendants), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock of Reality-616) hid it with the Avengers of the Undead on Earth-666, telling them never to release it.

(Secret Avengers#33) - Seeking to use the Orb to stop Father's use of nanotechnology to transform all life in the universe into Descendants, Captain Britain and Hawkeye traveled to Earth-666 and met with its Avengers. After Wolverine noted that Britain had brought backup, the Punisher countered that not even Britain would consider a "Hawkeye" backup.

    Arms crossed, Hawkeye-666 confronted Hawkeye-616, noting only "hmmh." Crossing his own arms and glaring back, Hawkeye-616 countered, "Don't you "hmmh" me."


   As Voodoo brought the two Reality-616 heroes before the Undead Celestial, who held the Orb, Hawkeye-666 and the other Avengers of the Undead confronted them to prevent them from reclaiming the Orb, as they wished the Undead Celestial to use the Orb to spread undeath to the ends of reality.

(Secret Avengers#34) - Ultimately, despite Hawkeye and the Avengers of the Undead's efforts, Hawkeye and Captain Britain-616 obtained the Orb and fled, although Brother Voodoo prevented them from leaving Earth-666.


(Secret Avengers#35) - Hawkeye-616 destroyed Wolverine-666.


(Secret Avengers#36) - In the Avengers' meeting hall, Captain America noted that without the Orb of Necromancy, the dead of their universe would sleep forever; life would continue to spread unabated." Thor denounced their frailty, reminding them they served the resolute will of the Undead Celestial.

(Secret Avengers#36) - In the Avengers' meeting hall, the Avengers of the Undead discussed how they must reacquire the Orb of Necromancy. Hawkeye added that when the living learned of their plan, they would come to destroy their world.

    Beast, Captain Britain, and Hawkeye-616 then entered with the Orb, which they offered up so the Avengers of the Undead would let them go home.
However, Captain Britain used the Orb to transform Brother Voodoo back to living/mortal form, which Hawkeye encased in a force field. With Voodoo's magic negated, Captain Britain reclaimed the Orb and escaped back to Earth-616.

--Secret Avengers#33

Note: He was a dark hawk-like semi-humanoid biped and used arrows, the Punisher referred to Hawkeye-616 as "a Hawkeye," and he had a stare down with Hawkeye-616, which would lend support to this guy being named Hawkeye. However, he was never called that on panel...he was never given any kind of identification, so I've just called him Hawkeye for clarifications purpose.

    He carried a bow and quiver of arrows, though he was not seen using them on panel, so we have no idea of their precise nature (conventional arrows, technology-enhanced, magically-enhanced? presumably the latter). He was presumably a skilled marksman.

    He had a beak, but apparently had humanoid feet. Who knows if he could fly?



avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa34-pg15-pun"Punisher"
He isn't officially identified by any name in the stories, so I'll call him Punisher for clarification. See comments...

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - Like the other Avengers of the Undead, the Punisher worshipped the Undead Celestial.

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - To prevent  Father from obtaining the Orb of Necromancy (which he might use to grant true life to more of his Descendants), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock of Reality-616) hid it with the Avengers of the Undead on Earth-666, telling them never to release it.

(Secret Avengers#33) - Seeking to use the Orb to stop Father's use of nanotechnology to transform all life in the universe into Descendants, Captain Britain and Hawkeye traveled to Earth-666 and met with its Avengers. After Wolverine noted that Britain had brought backup, the Punisher countered that not even Britain would consider a "Hawkeye" backup.

    Captain Britain accepted Voodoo's warnings/terms/risks of recovering the Orb, and the Widow and the other Avengers stood back as Voodoo transported Britain and Hawkeye away.

    As Voodoo brought the two Reality-616 before the Undead Celestial, who held the Orb, Punisher-666 and the other Avengers of the Undead confronted them to prevent them from reclaiming the Orb, as they wished t
he Undead Celestial to use the Orb to spread undeath to the ends of reality.

(Secret Avengers#34) - Despite the Punisher and the Avengers of the Undead's efforts, Hawkeye and Captain Britain-616 obtained the Orb and fled, although Brother Voodoo prevented them from leaving Earth-666.


(Secret Avengers#34) - After the Earth-616 heroes crashed into a vampire bar, they were confronted by Thor before being joined by Beast-616, after which Cap, Punisher, and Wolverine arrived as well. With Beast having wondered if having allowed his portal to close didn't mean they were in trouble, Punisher replied, "A bit. Real fun's just about pickin' up."

(Secret Avengers#35) - Captain Britain tackled the Punisher, who fought back fiercely. When Britain urged him to let go and save the people in their path, the Punisher refused, noting that the Avengers served death; his confidence boosted by his certainty this monstrous Punisher deserved a beating, Captain Britain pummeled him into submission.

(Secret Avengers#35 - BTS) - Hawkeye-616 destroyed Wolverine with a "Sunburst Flare."

(Secret Avengers#36) - In the Avengers' meeting hall, the Avengers of the Undead discussed the necessity of recovering the Orb until Beast, Captain Britain, and Hawkeye-616 arrived with the Orb, which they offered up so the Avengers of the Undead would let them go home.

    However, Captain Britain used the Orb to transform Brother Voodoo back to living/mortal form, which Hawkeye encased in a force field. With Voodoo's magic negated, Captain Britain reclaimed the Orb and escaped back to Earth-616.

    As they departed, the Punisher lamented, "They got the damned Orb!"

--Secret Avengers#33 (34-36

Note: Captain Britain calls him the Punisher and Frank Castle in a narrative, so he is indeed most likely the Punisher (Frank Castle), but he's never officially identified by that name. Regardlessly, I've just called him Punisher for clarifications purpose.

    This Punisher is pretty much identical to the Frankencastle incarnation from the Punisher (2009) series #11-21. Having been dismembered and decapitated by Wolverine's son, Daken, he was reassembled by Morbius as a Frankenstein monster-like version maintained by a Bloodstone fragment. Eventually the gem apparently restored Castle to true life, and he went back to status quo.

    However, we have no information to confirm or deny any similar origin for this Punisher...although both versions were written by Rick Remender.

    Beyond Castle's military expertise and abilities, this Punisher was superhumanly strong and durable. He was apparently a reanimated corpse, either having had his body sewn back together or as a patchwork of other corpses, like Frankenstein's monster.



avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa34-pg8-thor-rearobThor the Accursed

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - Like the other Avengers of the Undead, the Punisher worshipped the Undead Celestial.

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - To prevent  Father from obtaining the Orb of Necromancy (which he might use to grant true life to more of his Descendants), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock of Reality-616) hid it with the Avengers of the Undead on Earth-666, telling them never to release it.

(Secret Avengers#33) - Seeking to use the Orb to stop Father's use of nanotechnology to transform all life in the universe into Descendants, Captain Britain and Hawkeye traveled to Earth-666 and met with its Avengers. Thor the Accursed warned the living heroes that their safety was not assured here.

    Exclaiming "By Great Mephisto's Pride!", Thor continued that he would not bow to these "bright fools," but Captain America convinced Thor to take pause, advising him that Brother Voodoo had the matter in hand.

    As Voodoo brought the two Reality-616 before the Undead Celestial, who held the Orb,
Thor struck Captain Britain from behind with his hammer, after which the other Avengers-666 rushed forward. Wolverine explained that, with the Orb, the Undead Celestial was going to spread undeath to the ends of reality.

(Secret Avengers#34) - Ultimately, despite Thor and the Avengers of the Undead's efforts, Hawkeye and Captain Britain-616 obtained the Orb and fled, although Brother Voodoo prevented them from leaving Earth-666.
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    As Captain Britain flew Hawkeye away, they were struck by a black lightning bolt from Thor, knocking them into a vampire den; the anti-magic of his hammer, Rinlojm, severely weakened Captain Britain. As the vampires protested being harassed by mummies in their territory, Thor warned them they would now feel the might of "Rinlojm's black curse."

    The Beast-616 (Hank McCoy) then arrived and kicked Thor back, but the portal from which he arrived collapsed before Captain Britain could verbalize its necessity. Captain America, Punisher, and Wolverine then arrived.

(Secret Avengers#35) - After stunning Thor with an arrow, Hawkeye destroyed Wolverine with an arrow filled with synthetic bottled sunlight.

    Furious his friend had been sent to the "Great Waste," Thor knocked both Hawkeye and Beast outside the building. However, Hawkeye retained the Orb of Necromancy, and Captain Britain grabbed them both and flew them away.

(Secret Avengers#36) - In the Avengers' meeting hall, as the Avengers of the Undead discussed the necessity of recovering the Orb, Thor denounced their frailty, reminding them they served the resolute will of the Undead Celestial.

    Beast, Captain Britain, and Hawkeye-616 subsequently arrived with the Orb, which they offered up so the Avengers of the Undead would let them go home.

    However, Captain Britain used the Orb to transform Brother Voodoo back to living/mortal form, which Hawkeye encased in a force field. With Voodoo's magic negated, Captain Britain reclaimed the Orb and escaped with allies back to Earth-616.

--Secret Avengers#33 (34-36

Note: This Thor is a mummy of some sort...nothing is known of his origins beyond what you might infer from him being Thor and from being a mummy. He refers to the -616 heroes as mortals, presumably indicating that he is immortal.

    He possesses great strength and durability. Perhaps he is more vulnerable to flames and dessication (dehydration).

    He wields the hammer Rinlojm (Mjolnir spelled backwards), which carries some sort of black curse. It has anti-magic properties that weaken those powered by magic, and it can release black lightning-ish bolts. It apparently allows him to fly and returns to his hands when thrown.

    Beast calls Thor the Accursed "Mummy Thor."



avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa34-pg15-wolv.jpg"Wolverine"
He isn't officially identified by any name in the stories, so I'll call him Wolverine for clarification. See comments...

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - Like the other Avengers of the Undead, the Punisher worshipped the Undead Celestial.

(Secret Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS) - To prevent  Father from obtaining the Orb of Necromancy (which he might use to grant true life to more of his Descendants), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock of Reality-616) hid it with the Avengers of the Undead on Earth-666, telling them never to release it.

(Secret Avengers#33) - Seeking to use the Orb to stop Father's use of nanotechnology to transform all life in the universe into Descendants, Captain Britain and Hawkeye traveled to Earth-666 and met with its Avengers. Noting that Captain Britain had brought back-up, Wolverine warned him that if he was looking for a tussle, he had one.

    As Voodoo brought the two Reality-616 before the Undead Celestial, who held the Orb, Punisher-666 and the other Avengers of the Undead confronted them to prevent them from reclaiming the Orb, as they wished the Undead Celestial to use the Orb to spread undeath to the ends of reality.

(Secret Avengers#34) - Wolverine mocked the invading heroes' tough odds, but Hawkeye and Captain Britain-616 obtained the Orb and fled, although Brother Voodoo prevented them from leaving Earth-666. avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa35-pg7-pan2.jpg

    After Thor knocked the Earth-616 heroes into a vampire bar, they were confronted by Thor before being joined by Beast-616, after which Captain America, Punisher, and Wolverine arrived as well. Wolverine advised they return the Orb and they could die clean..."or we do it the other way, which is dandy. You three got that sweet red. An' Papa Logan got the hunger."

(Secret Avengers#35) - After stunning Thor with an arrow, Hawkeye nailed Wolverine with a "Sunburst Flare," an arrow filled with synthetic bottled sunlight, which disintegrated Wolverine's flesh, leaving behind only a skeleton.

    Furious his friend had been sent to the "Great Waste," Thor knocked both Hawkeye and Beast outside the building. 

--Secret Avengers#33 (34-35

Note: This Wolverine was apparently both mutant and vampire. He had claws (presumably Adamantium) and he presumably had enhanced senses and speed, and many of the abilities and limitation of vampires...he certainly drank blood and was vulnerable to sunlight.

    Beast referred to this Wolverine as "Vampire Wolverine."

    I would think it likely that this Wolverine was a variant of the vampire Wolverine of Earth-9250, but his origins could vary significantly. I don't think he is referred to as lord of the vampires.

   


avengers_of_the_undead-666-sa36-pg1-panel2-jarv.jpg"Jarvis"

(Secret Avengers#36) - In the Avengers' meeting hall, a Jarvis-like man interrupted his masters, asking their apologies, and informed them that "breathers" were there to see them:

    Beast, Captain Britain, and Hawkeye-616 then entered with the Orb of Necromancy, which they offered up so the Avengers of the Undead would let them go home.

--Secret Avengers#36

Note: He's not identified specifically as Jarvis, but it looks like him, and his role as servant is a spin on his role as butler. I'm referring to him as Jarvis for clarification.



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Secret Avengers#33, story pg. 8-9, panel 1s (full team, standing);
       pg. 8, panel 3 (Daredevil face);
       pg. 9, panel 2 (Hawkeye profile);
    #34 cover (Cap, Punisher, Thor, Wolverine vs. Captain Britain and Hawkeye)
       pg. 7 (Avengers confronting Cap & Hawk);
       pg. 8, panel 1 (Daredevil full);
       pg. 9, panel 1 (Black Widow full);
       pg. 11, panel 4 (Brother Voodoo, spellcast);
       pg. 14, panel 1 (Thor, mostly full);
       pg. 15, panel 3 (Cap, Punisher, Wolverine);
          panel 4 (Wolverine, fact close-up);
    #35, story pg. 7, panel 2 (Wolverine destroyed by sunburst flare);
    #36, story pg. 1, panel 1 (remaining Avengers at their Meeting Hall);
          panel 2 (Jarvis...or Sivarj?);
       pg. 2, panel 5 (Voodoo zapped by Orb);
       pg. 3, panel 1 (Voodoo reverted to mortal form);


Appearances:
Secret Avengers#33 (December, 2012) - Rick Remender (writer), Andy Kuhn (artist), Jake Thomas (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort with Lauren Sankovitch (editors)
Secret Avengers#34-36 (January-March, 2013) - Rick Remender (writer), Matteo Scalera (artist), Jake Thomas(assistant editor), Tom Brevoort with Lauren Sankovitch (editors)
Amazing Spider-Man III#9/2 (January, 2015) - Dan Slott (writer), Giuseppe Camuncoli (pencils), Cam Smith (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)


First posted: 10/31/2018
Last updated: 10/31/2018

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