Heroes for Hire have had a few different incarnations over the years. When it comes to representing some comic teams with groups, I tend to go with what feels right over what is actually right.
This often came up when I worked at a costume shop, years ago. Someone would ask for a 70’s outfit and want a specific look. We had a lot of day and actual vintage form the 70’s and when we showed it to a customer they would say it was wrong. Largely because it didn’t match the memory in their heads, or that had be carried on in the media.
Our central four characters in the group above are very close and connected characters, but have never actually been official members of the Heroes for Hire at the same time. But while putting this together, this was the group that felt right. It had the truthiness behind it. Official line ups included more obscure characters such as Orka, or Thena.
As for rounding out the group, I remained with characters who were members and staying in more of the feeling with a thief and a kung fu master.
Left to right we have Black Cat, Collen Wing, Misty Knight, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Shang-Chi.
For my own amusement, I’ll point out that this is the 3rd or 4th time I’ve drawn Shang-Chi. While being a relative unknown, there are people who fondly remember him and have requested a sketch of the character.