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Subj: Re: Do you want the three Avengers books to resume after the weekly series ends?
Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 at 02:59:14 am EST (Viewed 125 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Do you want the three Avengers books to resume after the weekly series ends?
Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 at 05:11:17 pm EST (Viewed 121 times)



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      And why have 3 teams all hell bent on the same goals? Then you just have one big team.



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    Because if they aren't all ultimately the same team then they aren't all ultimately the same team. If Team A, Team B, and Team C are not the same team then if Team A is the Avengers, then Team B and Team C are not.



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    I mean, I apologize for applying logic to Marvel's inane marketing ploys, but throwing a random bunch of characters together and then slapping an arbitrary "Avengers" label on the cover has accomplished one thing: it has made the label meaningless.



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    Man-Thing, Howard the Duck, Super-Bev (a mysteriously super-powered and spandex-clad Beverly Switzler - admit it, you want to see that), the Lizard, and the Glob gather together to protect the Florida Everglades from evil. They are - Avengers Muck. Why? Because they say so.



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Well, that depends a lot on what you mean by "ultimately the same team". The first "Team B", the West Coast Avengers, was officially set up by the Avengers, but soon became autonomous in various respects (IIRC most of its members were recruited by its own leader, Hawkeye, not the leadership of the East Coast team ("Team A"). These days you have the Unity Squad which started out as an official Avengers team, then was dissolved by Hydra!Cap but since then did not reestablish its official ties to the Avengers, even though many of its members are Avengers of long standing (including one of the founders, the Wasp, who stuck with the team throughout) who were never officially expelled from the Avengers (Hydra!Cap only threw out the mutant members of the Unity Squad).

That is of course one of the problems with the Avengers: There are so many of them that you can set up a lot of teams which can call themselves Avengers with a lot more justification than your hypothetical Florida-based team. Take the rebellious Occupy Avengers, for instance, another team started by Hawkeye.

As an aside: I'm a bit surprised you didn't bring up the real example of a random team calling themselves Avengers - the Great Lake Avengers (who, due to the vagaries of the law in the Marvel Universe, for a time were the holders of the trademark of the name "Avengers").




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