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Subj: Re: Do you want the three Avengers books to resume after the weekly series ends?
Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 at 11:17:39 am EST (Viewed 213 times)
Reply 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 272 times)

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

Bottom line is that I want the Unity team and the former AIM/US team plus the normal team, and I want them totally separate, doing different things. They need different mission statements and outlooks on the world that sometimes butt heads. It's boring to have them all under one umbrella or roof. These teams don't exist for the same purposes. Forcing one into another is forcing them to be things they are not.

There's more bang for the buck in being separate. With a single weekly Avengers book, we get 1 story. With 3 Avengers books we get 3.

    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.

The Avengers have always ignored the mutant situation, and the mutants they've tended to have were the worst "mutants" of the bunch (and I'm so glad the main two aren't mutants anymore). There absolutely needed to be Unity Squad. It's execution started horribly, but it's finally where it should be. I don't really care about Inhumans, but whatever. I like Synapse.

    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.

Don't really care for the AIM thing. You can't just assume control of a group like AIM and be a force for good. AIM is the equivalent of Al Qaeda or ISIL. I find the premise highly insulting and disgusting.

That said, I do like most of the team and want to continue reading them (by themselves, so they can be themselves). I still want Squirrel Girl dead six ways to Sunday, and I have no fondness for Red Hulk. The others, I'm cool with.

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

Lately, they've been my least favourite, but I still want them around. They need to be around.

Titles that appear on covers are generally, mostly marketing gimmicks. In a perfect world, we'd have better, more unique, titles for the books with these teams.

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