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Subj: thats a good team...
Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 at 05:51:34 pm EDT (Viewed 268 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Ideal Avengers teams (and others)
Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 at 05:26:55 pm EDT (Viewed 314 times)

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    In light of the recent post about powerful Avengers lineup, what would you have as the lineup if you took over the book.

    Please try to take into consideration the following factors:

    Marketability: probably need to have at least 1-2 members that will bring readers...guys who have carried solos for a while, or maybe 3 or 4 that carried a solo for a couple years

    Power and Versatility: powerful enough to be able to handle pretty
    serious threats...but do you want a team so powerful every event
    has to be universe threatening?

    Cool interactions: characters with interesting history or that you think
    would be good to have together

    Team size: I think the lineups that are too big take away from the
    ability to tell good stories at times. 4 is almost too small for
    a team though, so probably need to have 5-10 members.

    What would you do?

I would go a slightly different angle. I don't want characters from solo's to restrict me from doing stuff I want.

I would go for Hawkeye and Wasp, 2 long standing Avengers who can bring team history and make the team 'feel' like Avengers.

I'd also have Quasar to provide the interstellar edge and transportation, cosmic awareness and a heavy hitter.

Hercules to do the heavy lifting and Amadeus Cho for the heavy thinking. You need a top tier brick and mind for the Avengers and these will do.

I'd also throw in Elsa Bloodstone and Lightspeed.

At least with Hawkeye you've got a movie connection...I'd be concerned about attracting readers without some tie in to either the current movies or a character they're seeing regularly, at least someone to bring more eyes to the other characters, but I think Cho shows up in other books and with Hawkeye in the movies it would cover that...

and I'd enjoy reading the team interaction...I like Cho and Herc together, and with Herc and Quasar, you've got enough power without being too deep in that department (if you had Thor, Quasar, Hulk, Hercules, and the Silver Surfer on the same team, every week you have to be fighting a universal threat)...

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