Abigail Brand We hardly knew ye?….twice.

Very rarely is a character brought back to life, immediately to be put into a death situation again.

I’m gonna put a cut here. Read on if Astonishing Spoilers/Secret invasion stuff doesn’t matter to you. Note: There are no spoilers here if you’ve read all of Astonishing/Secret Invasion to this point but for those who wait for trades I’ll throw up the warning anyway.

Abigail Brand


Astonishing X-Men vol.3, #3 (2004) (Cameo)
Astonishing X-Men vol.3, #6 (2004) (first full appearance)

  • Created By Joss Whedon
  • Numbers of times featured on a vs card to date: 0 (I for one am hoping that changes.)
  • Leads the team S.W.O.R.D. A subdivision of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • By all means should be dead from what was shown in Astonishing X-Men.
  • Brand has a tattoo on each bicep; one reads “Grace”, the other “Anna”.
  • Was able to infiltrate the X-Men by having Lockheed become S.W.O.R.D.;s ally and spy.

Rather than copy and paste her Wikipedia bio into here I’ll throw a link to it and then talk a bit about her here for those who don’t like zee wikis.





Observation and



They deal with threats to humanity that come from the skies. Mole Mans on a rampage? Well the Fantastic Four can deal with that. Skrulls are a coming, well this is where you go to……

Or well went to.

The Peak, S.W.O.R.D.’s hq was recently destroyed by the skrulls.


Well lets hear why from Mr. Bendis himself.

[S.W.O.R.D] is an amazing invention [by Joss Whedon], but the problem is, if there’s an invasion, S.W.O.R.D is in the way. It’s part of the systematic elimination of would-be opponents. Quickly, firmly, done. And every single one of these [images] Leinil nailed. Some of them are exactly what was in my head to a spooky degree, and other ones are just better than what I hoped.”

But even after the big bang. Brand lives. Atleast for now.

Her fate to be revealed in a later issue. I for one am hoping she gets to kick some skrull ass. I also hope we get a VS card of her. She has a clix already.

But lets go back on track a bit.

Didn’t she die already?

If anyone is readin Astonishing X-Men in the “final issue” she takes a laser blast for Beast. Her last words “save the damn world already”. Seriously, how cool is that?

So yeah, she survived that and probably will survive with the little air shes got left. She’s pretty freaking awesome.

Oh and though we don’t know if she has a special power yet. We do know one thing. She knows how to keep someone warm. Thats for sure.

Essential Readings:

  • Secret invasion 1
  • Astonishing X-Men Issues 1-24
  • Giant Size Astonishing X-Men

1 Comment »

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    LiFeMaGe Says:

    Not bad for your first try, not bad at all. With regards to her current situation, she’ll find a way out of it, she always does.

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