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Dane Whitman




I don't really like negative posts on here, but who am I going to share my thoughts with if not you guys?

Avengers:

Hickman got off to a very strong start with some of the best Avengers issues ever (for my money), yet 'Prelude to Infinity' (clever title) set the recent tone and it has been one of over-complication and lack of content. The fun part of this book was trying to figure out what the diagram meant, etc, why was Hawkeye linked with Manifold, why were the two poles left empty - but now it seems that was all random. Feel a little suckered.

New Avengers:

Another very strong start with a genuinely intriguing idea, and yet: since Infinity's ugly issues we seem to be going down the dullest spiral of never ending ground-hog plottery, with one version of the Illuminati after another getting... well, who knows what is happening to those guys or why we should care?

Avengers World:

See the Avengers against landscapes you never thought you would? OK, but there are serious pacing issues with this. We have a whole issue of Shang Chi getting hit by Gorgon and then a whole issue of Starburst having his shirt pulled by zombies. No one needs this book in their life and unless Marvel finds some content to put in it, I can't see anyone buying it for long.

AI, Assemble, Secret, Uncanny - gave them all a few issues to wow me, but none of them did in the slightest. Can't really talk about them: didn't pick them up, didn't miss them.

Arena and Mighty are probably the consistent best right now. Arena is a mixed bag with some characters I love and some I just don't care about. Mighty started very poorly in my opinion, but recent issues have been stronger.

High hopes for a continuation of Fraction's good work on Hawkeye and possibly some off-beat treats coming out of the Ms Marvel, She Hulk and Moon Knight books.

That's where I am, anyhow.


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naiche




I am from Germany and a Reader of Avengers since nearly 40 years now, but I too don´t know what to say. Yes, there always were New Avengers, including Quicksilver, Hawkeye, even Mantis, Rage and so many others, but now? Sooooo many titles every month,3,99 Dollar every ish, everywhere neverending stories and new Avengers every day. So many of us are waiting of the return of beloved Avengers like the Black Knight, even Sandman, Sersi,Chrystal, Firebird and all the other Reserve-Avengers, forgotten in Avengers Limbo ...
I think I will quit reading New Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, Avengers ...or even all together ... Well, Rogue is in Avengers A.I., but what about Scarlet Witch or the Wasp and Wonderman? Uncanny is no Avengers Team i.m.O.


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Furious Ferret




I have grown frustrated as well with the Avengers franchise. Maybe its because I'm 46 years old and remember when there was only one team for the longest team until the 80s when they introduced the West Coast Avengers.

I enjoyed fact there was an assigned group of seven members with reserves as needed. But now it seems like everyone is an Avenger, loses a bit of the luster.

I know its all about the bottom line and money, so I have to grow with times but having 7 or 8 Avengers titles has caused me to drop the Avengers


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Kyle Bastian




The way I see it, here's how the Avengers will be in 2015:

Avengers: Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, maybe Vision, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Falcon, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Spider-Woman, Shang-Chi, Cannonball, Sunspot, Manifold, Hyperion, Captain Universe, Smasher, Starbolt, Nightmask, and a new recruit or two

Uncanny Avengers: Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Beast, Wonder Man, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, Storm, Havok, Rogue, and Sunfire

Mighty Avengers: add Starfox to the group, and maybe Hercules and Black Knight

New Avengers: keep it the way it is

Secret Avengers: keep it the way it is

Avengers International: Sasquatch, American Eagle, Rictor, a new Bandera, Sunspot, a new hero for Norway, a new hero for Sweden, a new hero for Denmark, a new hero for Finland, Siryn, Captain Britain, the Spiderman of the Netherlands, a new hero for Belgium, Peregrine, Nightcrawler, Omerta, El Aguila, a new hero for Greece, a new hero for Poland, Colossus, Living Mummy, Vibraxis, a new hero for Turkey, Sabra, Arabian Knight, Timeslip, Collective Man, a new hero for South Korea, Sunfire, and Lifeguard


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Unstable Molecule


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I'm currently collecting Avengers, Avengers World, New Avengers and Mighty Avengers. Probably going to drop the first two (maybe three). Mighty Avengers is the only one I'm current on - the rest have two or three issues sitting unread on my bedside table, which is a very bad sign. If it's not capturing my interest...

As for Mighty - it has the optimism that I remember/miss from the pre-Bendis days. It's a fun title full of heroes being heroic. It actually pays attention to its less-famous cast (unlike the Bendis era Ronin, for example). It has Monica and Jen! I'd recommend it to anyone.




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naiche




I am with you, Mighty is my favorite at the moment, then Avengers World, but there are so many open ends - Smasher, Shang Chi, Starbrand, and where are Ex Nihilo and Abyss?
Secret Avengers? Hmm like the storytelling, but it´s no real Avengers Team i.m.O.


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katefan




I can't blame you. I'm 46 as well and having so many Avengers titles with so many people as Avengers really makes being one seem not so special. It's gone from Earth's Mightiest Heroes to Earth's Maniest Heroes.

Still, the one Avengers title I am buying, Mighty, is a fun read. I think it could have been called Heroes For Hire or Defenders in an earlier age but these days comics with those titles get canceled after twelve issues so I can see why they put the Avengers name on it.


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Omar Karindu


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Omar Karindu


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The Black Guardian

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Omar Karindu


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Dane Whitman





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Omar Karindu


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Suffice to say there's an amateur webcomics artist with a lot of serious personal problems and a history of creepy, offensive personal behavior who uses his diagnosis as a flimsy excuse for all of the above.

There's a sort of cottage industry at certain image boards devoted to manipulating him into worse and more embarrassing behavior as well, creating a kind of circle of exponentially increasing Internet awfulness all around. In fact, the comic is far less "famous" than its artist and the artist's antagonists. Frankly, if you're not going looking for it or are not overly familiar with years-old Internet culture, you'll never even see the person's name.

Leaving that behind, which we *should definitely do*, I'm somewhat surprised that there isn't a creator at one of the Big Two who is openly on the spectrum. Simply going by population statistics, surely there are some people on the spectrum working at one or both companies.






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Shango of The Oshiras




I think Hickman has realized just how much overkill Ex Nihilo and Abyss are. I mean, how many "Gods" can you have on one team? You have Thor, Ex Nihilo, Abyss, then you also Captain Universe who is a God-Like Being, along with Smasher and Starbrand. Hickman needs to trim the fat and have half the team simply die.


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Nitz the Bloody





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    Leaving that behind, which we *should definitely do*,


Hey, Sonichu is a genre-defying post-modern masterpiece, albeit by accident!


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    I'm somewhat surprised that there isn't a creator at one of the Big Two who is openly on the spectrum. Simply going by population statistics, surely there are some people on the spectrum working at one or both companies.


It's very likely, but ASD diagnoses are A.) relatively new (at least in their current prevalence and understanding of the spectrum), and B.) still heavily stigmatizing for the people who receive them. There may be people in the Big Two who might place on the spectrum but haven't thought of getting a diagnosis from a psychiatrist, or would rather not identify that way.

The same might apply to attaching diagnoses of any sort to characters (though we're seeing progress there, with things like Hank Pym's bipolar disclosure).


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