X-Men Poster #180 Beast Secret Avenger Mike Deodato Jr


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Hank appears as part of Steve Rogers’ Secret Avengers team. He goes with the covert ops squad on their mission to Mars, and assisted the team in helping Shang Chi. He also played a crucial part in the capture, interrogation, and “un-brainwashing” of John Steele. After being critically wounded, Hank’s body undergoes a secondary mutation, jump started by Sage. The result is a more feline appearance equivalent to that of a big cat. His strength, speed, stamina, sturdiness, and senses increase further with this change. He gains cat-like agility, flexibility, coordination, and balance, and all his senses are enhanced to twenty times that of a normal human being. In addition, Beast develops an accelerated healing factor that allows him to repair mild to moderate injuries within the span of a few hours. However, as his hands and feet change from simian to feline (going from a normal human set of four fingers to just three, retaining the opposable thumb), he loses his superhuman dexterity, once admitting that he used to play the guitar, but is now learning to play the drums instead. Following the X-Men’s relocation to San Francisco, Beast discovers that he had regained some of his old manual dexterity. In the first issue of Warren Ellis’ Astonishing X-Men run, Beast also comments he no longer needs full sleep.

Near mint condition.