Black Panther walks away from the Avengers. After being a founding member of Marvel’s flagship team, T’Challa decided to part ways with the group in the last issue of Avengers. Even stranger, the character was then replaced by a character who has been filling the role of villain lately.
The royalty of Wakanda belongs to him and he is determined to find Mephisto and bring him to justice, but the events of the character’s solo series prevent him from doing so. Given that this iteration of Nighthawk was created by Mephisto and former SHIELD agent Phil Coulson – ah, the comics – Black Panther chose to trust Nighthawk with all the information he had.
“The new Supreme Squadron of America has been a big part of my Avengers run almost from the beginning, and it all led up to this,” Aaron previously said of his take on the Supreme Squadron. As militarily nationalistic, government-sponsored heroes operating out of Washington, D.C., they’ve been calling themselves “America’s Mightiest Heroes” for some time now. In Heroes Reborn, they become much more. In this world where the Avengers were never formed, the Squadron is now and always has been the most powerful heroes on Earth.”
Aaron also added, “So you’re looking at a Marvel timeline that has unfolded in a radically different way. When Galactus came to Earth, it wasn’t the Fantastic Four who were there to confront him. When the Green Goblin threw someone to their death from the George Washington Bridge, it wasn’t Spider-Man who was there to scream. When Civil War tore Marvel’s heroes apart, it wasn’t Iron Man and Captain America fighting at its center. Heroes Reborn plunges us into the middle of a world where the Marvel landscape has been radically recast and reshaped in ways that I think will be surprising.”