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Subj: Do you want the three Avengers books to resume after the weekly series ends?
Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 at 11:06:31 pm EST (Viewed 179 times)


I absolutely don't. I would rather have a weekly Avenger book.

First of all, I don't like the Unity concept. Never did. The Avengers have pretty much always had gods, monsters, mutants, Inhumans (Crystal), Eternals (Sersi), androids, aliens (Starfox), and any other category that could be named. The Avengers (no adjective) have pretty much always been the unity team. The country's, the planet's, the solar system's unity team. It's part of the very essence of what it means to be an Avenger. Yes, I know, Avengers versus X-Men happened. Like forever ago. Who even cares about that story any more? The Unity concept only makes sense in the context of that story. That's a poor rationale for an ongoing series if it's really intended to be ongoing. I mean, yeah, I know, Rogue - but Rogue could be in the weekly Avengers book. She doesn't need the Unity concept.

As for USAvengers, I really like the AIM angle, mainly because I'm in love with Iron Patriot, but also I love the idea that AIM could switch sides from Chaotic Evil to Lawful Good so easily because all they care about is funding for their super-science - the perfect example of Neutral Neutral - so if the book stays true to that core concept, I will probably buy it in the future. I didn't know it had that core concept. I would rather it go back to its old name, "Avengers Idea Mechanics," but with its current roster possibly minus Squirrel Girl, although actually, the more I think about it, the more I think Squirrel Girl could work in this context. She is, after all, a serious computer scientist of real ability. But if she quits, no biggie, really, especially since she'll definitely pop up elsewhere, as any team would be glad to have her, in case Galactus shows up.

As for the adjectiveless Avengers book - well yeah, that has to continue.

All in all, I prefer a weekly Avengers book. I probably won't buy the Unity book if it starts up again, because I don't care about the unity concept. I probably will buy what I hope will be called "Avengers Idea Mechanics."






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