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Michael C.

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Ben Reilly

Subj: Re: Women in the Avengers
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 at 08:46:06 am EST
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Who are your favourite female avengers? Also what other women do you think would be good in the team. Thanks

> Who are your favourite female avengers? Also what other women do you think would be good in the team. Thanks

As a bonafide superheroine junkie, this is my kind of thread.

My favorite female Avengers:

MOONDRAGON - I love the haughty, arrogant Moondragon who is only trying to be the best hero she can be. The one that was in The New Defenders. And the one that's been around recently in Annihilation. Let's hope she's still around to have that chance.

MANTIS - Complex, multi-dimensional, it seemed she was written for a single purpose, and no one other than Mr. Englehart seemed to know what to do with her (or want to) but I'd love to see her active again. Once more, thank God for Annihilation.

FIREBIRD - What a fascinating character, and she's barely been explored at all. She definitely wouldn't fit in to either of the current teams, but I would love to see her featured more.

JOCASTA - The problem with Jocasta, one of my favorite Avengers, is that since she's an artificial life form, writers like to destroy her and rebuild her. I loved the original Jocasta, the one with Janet's personality, but shy and innocent. She was visually fantastic and powerful. Again, like all of these women, I would hate for Bendis to get his hands on them, but would love to see them active again.

SCARLET WITCH - Once my favorite Avenger, she has been damaged almost beyond repair. As I've said before, my favorite period for Wanda was that young, hot-headed mutant with the you and me (that's Vision) against the world attitude. I never had a problem with her ability to alter probabilities enchanced with a touch of true magic, and I don't see why writers needed to go and ruin her.

PHOTON - Powerful, commanding, competent... no wonder they had to get rid of her! Roger Stern created a mgnificent hero and really knew how to use her. It's a crime she doesn't show up somewhere.

INVISIBLE WOMAN - Okay, so Simonson's run was a bit of a bust, and maybe it doesn't really work to have Sue as an Avenger, but I would love to see her take a serious run in the Avengers and see her work with a different group of heroes that is not her family. She's my all-time favorite Marvel character, so I just can't get enough of her.

As for favorite heroines I would like to see as Avengers? Well, again, this is with the caveat that Bendis can't get anywhere near them.


Michael C.

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