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Author Topic: A sad day in Avengers history... [SPOILERS]
Arthur Hansen

I could have easily titled this "Heroes no more".

While many people focused on Superman's beating on Thor, it only got me an "eh, whatever" reaction. I think it could have been done a little better, shown Thor to be closer to Superman as a peer of strength and heroism. But that's really just a nit-pick.

No, my issue is with the Avenger's reaction to it. Since when did the Avengers become Thor fanboys? That reaction was just so abhorrently *non*-heroic it was just sickening. They've got the fate of the world on the line and they just dropped it to gang-beat-down Superman?

Especially for She-Hulk and Hercules. Both of these heroes were nearly beat to death in the same manner of the beat-down by the Wrecking Crew (with Goliath and Titana helping in the respective beat-downs.)

I would think these two would have been pulling off the other three, had they been vile enough to just beat on Superman that way. And that's at a minimum.

That scene added a garish tarnish to my favorite hero, the reason I collect comics and one of the biggest reason I'm an artist. Now I have to live with the thought that many people's impression of Iron Man is going to be of a two-bit thug that beats on a weakened foe, just because his sides "heavy-hitter" lost a fight.

Tony's human, but he is not generally *that* petty.

There was no heroism there, just... I don't have the words to say what I feel.

And this is according to a writer that claims to really care for the Avengers and Iron Man in particular.

It is a sad day, indeed, to be an Avengers fan this day.

Arthur Hansen


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