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TheBlueSpoon

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boham

Subj: Re: Avengers West Coast question
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 at 06:39:13 pm EST
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In this day and time, a 102 book run would be considered VERY successful, imo. However, the addition of a 2nd Avengers book has be wondering: what is the opinion of the board as to why the West Coast Avengers (or Avengers West Coast) comic failed to last any longer than it did? Was it due to the comic crash of the 90's? Did it turn to crap?

I always enjoyed it and will be glad when I can get the last 50 or so books of that title, since I never finished it!

Thanks in advance for the thoughts!

thanks,
boham

it started off lousy with subpar Al Milgrom art (sorry, sir - it was bad) and one dimensional story telling. The title could never recover from that. Then the poor writing surrounding the Mockingbird/Phantom Rider story and issues featuring Ben Grimm and the Texas Rangers did not help. The Byrne run was interesting, but too self-indulgent and failed to focus on any big guns. The last few arcs (especially the Night Shift and the one in the USSR) were entertaining, but the Dzon/Ross art, while I enjoyed it, might have been too awkward for some and it was just too little too late for the title. I really wanted it to succeed. I am the proud owner of a Marvel promotional t-shirt hyping the WCA mini-series with the pic of Hawkeye from WCA mini #1.


> In this day and time, a 102 book run would be considered VERY successful, imo. However, the addition of a 2nd Avengers book has be wondering: what is the opinion of the board as to why the West Coast Avengers (or Avengers West Coast) comic failed to last any longer than it did? Was it due to the comic crash of the 90's? Did it turn to crap?
>
> I always enjoyed it and will be glad when I can get the last 50 or so books of that title, since I never finished it!
>
> Thanks in advance for the thoughts!
>
> thanks,
> boham