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emerick man

Subj: Why am I enjoying the Avengers? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 10:28:43 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Not to mention...
Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 at 10:39:05 am EDT

I'm an Avengers fan from way back starting with Thomas and Buscema / Palmer. Loved Englehart's, Stern's and Busiek's runs. Adored John Buscema and Perez's art. I'm currently buying Illuminati, EMH, New, Mighty, and the Initiative.

I don't like Lenil Yu's style (but admit it fits the story, the atmosphere and the current New Avengers team.)

I'm not a Bendis fan (though from interviews etc he and I evidently share some common favourit moments and issues in Marvel History.)

And I certainly don't regard the current team as Avengers. Defenders perhaps but not Avengers. Why would Wolvie continue to hanh out with this group? Why has Luke become such a fervent Avenger - he wasn't that fussed on joining? If Dr Strange and Iron Fist were to start associating with these others why would they become "Avengers".

Re the Initiative: Nice art, nice story - good to see Justice developing but Yellowjacket wasn't the Hank Pym we know and when did War Machine develop this commanding leader personality? While it was good I kept thinking two things:
1. This doesn't feel like a Marvel comic - It could be in the Ultraverse or any one of many indy publishers.
2. It was so reminiscent of New X-Men or countless other academy style scenarios.

And yet...And yet regardless of which string of the Avengers franchise we talk about I can't wait for each issue. I want to know what happens next. I want to know why, when who etc.

So why am I enjoying The Avengers? I don't know...but I am!